The Smart Home
April 23, 2015
It is now easier than ever to control virtually everything in a home with the click of a button or smart phone app.
Not only can smart gadgets make homes more efficient, they also have the potential to increase home values. Upgrading your thermostat could potentially increase home value and desirability, especially among millennial buyers who crave convenience and technology.
Programmable thermostats have been around for decades and are standard in most homes. Smart thermostats, like nest, offer the ability to change the temperature and control it from your phone when you are away.
It even has the ability to track your temperature preferences and program itself within a week of installation.
Why Buyers Like This Feature
One huge advantage the nest has over other programmable thermostats is its ability to alert homeowners when a set temperature threshold has been reached.
Imagine having the ability to receive a notification that the temperature in your home is rapidly rising or falling alerting to a potential A/C or heat unit malfunction. This feature is especially comforting for people with pets. During the extreme summer and winter months, this could be potentially life-saving.
Another attractive benefit to a smart thermometer is the energy savings it promises. New home buyers are often concerned with potential future savings over the cost of their mortgage. The prospect of lowered energy bills is attractive.
Categorized in: Technology
This post was written by Rumana Jabeen