With summer right around the corner, air conditioning will push our electric bills higher in Central Florida; with that in mind perhaps its finally time to think about using smart home devices. Not only will these devices help you to contain electric bill costs, but it will also add a level of convience to your life.
Here are a few of the top smart home devices for 2019:
Smart speakers are a good starting point if you are going to use smart devices in your home. Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home are the top two smart speakers on the market. Not only do they let you control devices in your home, they perform a host of other functions as well. By having a smart speaker, you have the option of verbally controlling your smart devices.
Probably the most important device for homes in Lakeland and Plant City is a smart thermostat which automatically regulates your home’s temperature for optimum comfort. Many of the smart thermostats can help reduce around 20% or more on energy costs every year. A smartphone or tablet can control these smart thermostats, and they are also compatible with Amazon Echo or Google Home. To ensure that smart thermostats are correctly installed, a licensed electrician should perform the installation.
The concept of smart plugs is simple. They can turn on or off any device plugged into them remotely through Wi-Fi. If you leave home and have a feeling you left the lamp on next to your bed, you can check through a smartphone or tablet and turn it off. These smart home devices work with smart speakers as well.
With a smart home energy monitor you can monitor your energy usage in real-time, and with the right smart plug configuration, you can see which devices are draining unnecessary energy and running up your energy costs. Installing a home energy monitor requires connection to a circuit breaker, a licensed electrician must be used to ensure proper installation.
If you are in the Lakeland or Plant City areas, let Dynamic R.I.C. Electric install your smart devices in your home or business. Call 863-333-0762 or fill out our online contact form, one of our experienced and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to discuss moving your home into the 21st century.