While we brought you information about some of the examples of home automation in this previous blog post, now we’re focusing on additional benefits of these options.
Some people think more technology being put in their home means more money coming out of their pocket.
However, according to Troy Hanson, owner of Hanson Audio Video, that isn’t necessarily the case.
So, how can home automation actually save money for a homeowner?
“There are many ways this can happen,” Hanson said. “There can be electricity savings, such as lowering shades that automatically track the sun and react accordingly, lights that turn off after inactivity that kids have left on throughout the house, adjusting the thermostat for day vs. night and home vs. away times.
“There are sensors, such as water detection in a basement, so if the water heater leaks, a pipe breaks and water begins to accumulate, a notification alert can be sent, which could save huge remodeling repair dollars.”
Maybe you are ready to dive in and add these great technology options to your home, but perhaps you have another question. How long does it take for the typical home automation installation?
“This will vary based on the number of rooms and the number of devices that are to be controlled,” Hanson said. “A simple music or entertainment system could be setup within minutes, while an entire house with entertainment, security, lighting, blinds, etc. could take several days depending on the complexity.”
Hanson Audio Video, which has a showroom in Dayton and one opening soon in Cincinnati, services all of Southwest Ohio.
For more information about Hanson Audio Video or the benefits home automation can provide, check out their new website, call 937-293-6200 or stop in to see them at 3140 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429. And coming soon, visit them at 10800 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or call 513-563-0444.