How to Ease Your Everyday Stress with Home Automation
Let Smart Technology Manage the Small Things
In the current environment dominated by the pandemic, it’s safe to say things aren’t going back to “normal” just yet. So much activity is now happening from home – whether it’s work, school, or entertainment – that juggling all this at home at the same time can become a source of stress.
One noticeable trend in these times has been that as people have been staying home far more, they tend to notice things that can be improved. Indeed, sales at home improvement retailers like Home Depot are brisk as homeowners take on projects to make home life easier and more comfortable.
Along that line, we’d like to suggest that you look at home automation as a way to make home life just a bit more enjoyable in Town and Country, MO. And, it’s not just for these unusual times; home automation investments continue paying dividends for years to come.
Read on to see how to ease home stress with smart home technology.
Manage the Light
Lighting is a critical element of comfort in a home. If working or learning from home, poor task and ambient lighting can lead to eye strain and fatigue. Also, don’t underestimate the power of natural light and its effect on well-being. Motorized shades and window treatments are an excellent way to harness natural light without lifting a finger. Set them on a schedule to rise or open to let in the sunlight. If it's too much, strategically lower some of them with the push of a button or even a voice command to reduce glare or heat buildup.
Lighting control can help you set the perfect illumination for home activities. Layer in just the right blend of ambient and task lighting with natural light for all-day energy for school and work. Brightly light the kitchen for cooking, then set a more relaxing scene for dinner in the evening.
The latest lighting trend is tunable fixtures and bulbs, which allow you to manage the color temperature of lights. You can set brighter, bluer light during the day for alertness and energy, and warmer, redder tones at night to help your family wind down and relax for a good night's rest. And it can all be managed automatically or at will with smart home automation.
Make Everyone Comfortable
In many families, members have different temperature preferences. When everyone is home, managing comfort may be challenging. Home automation systems can help. You can use temperature sensors in various spaces of your home to tune your HVAC system. You can give family members leeway in controlling the temperature in their zone from a control as easy as a smartphone app, while not overtaxing your system or significantly affecting energy efficiency. And when a room is unoccupied, the same sensor can smartly set the temperature to the most ecologically friendly level. Even better, smart climate control can work with your automated lighting and shading for seamless management of both comfort and energy efficiency.
Home automation can make all your smart devices work together to keep you safer. Video doorbells can help you see who is at the door with minimal interruption. You can instruct package delivery personnel or choose not to be bothered with unwanted solicitation. Smart door locks can be checked for status, and you can let in a friend or service provider remotely after verifying them through your video doorbell. In the evening, your home automation system can set all your safety and security devices in motion. One touch or a voice command can lock your smart lock doors, turn on outside lighting for safety, turn on security cameras, and set the alarm system for door opening and motion detection in strategic areas.
Life at home is busy – make it easier and more comfortable with smart home automation so you can focus on the important things. Call us today at (636) 939-4474 or reach out on our contact page. We look forward to working with you!