Smart Home Technology has Blossomed

by Wendy Wiegand 04/05/2021

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The available smart home technology has blossomed over the past few years, but many homeowners are still skeptical of whether the gadgets are actually worth the price tag. If you're still on the fence, remember that not all products were built merely to show off to the neighbors. Learn more about four quality options that are worth the investment. 

Moisture Detectors 

Water can come from nearly anywhere in the home, and the end results can be catastrophic. From condensation to leaking pipes, just one puddle can lead to anything from structural damage to mold. A smart moisture detector will alert you if there's more humidity in the air than usual — before it turns into a major repair bill. Considering mold can form in some relatively invisible places in the home, this investment can literally be a lifesaver. 

Smoke Alarms 

A smart smoke alarm was designed to detect real threats and give you direct updates and alerts, whether you're at home or not. They were made to detect the difference between an omelet gone wrong and uncontrollable smoke, giving homeowners fewer false alarms that weaken the residents' sense of urgency. Some home insurance companies will give homeowners a discount on their policy simply for having this gadget in their homes. If something is detected, you'll know immediately either via the alarm or through a smart phone alert. 

Sprinkler Systems 

A sprinkler system can waste plenty of water if owners aren't careful. A smart sprinkler system will detect just how dry the ground is before determining how much water to give it. It will even take into account the upcoming forecasts, so you don't have to remember to turn off the sprinklers right before a rainstorm. When California state is desperately in need of good water conservation tactics, this upgrade can do more than save your utility bills. 

Temperature Sensors 

A smart temperature sensor will help homeowners control the amount of energy they use. If certain parts of the home are rarely occupied, there's no need to heat or cool them to the same extent as the main bedrooms. These gadgets will not only adjust the energy output based on the family's patterns, they can even track an owner's location and ready the home's temperature upon return. This kind of precision has been known to save homeowners hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. 

Smart technology was developed to give homeowner tangible benefits. And while there are few miracle cures out there, property owners might be surprised at just how practical these gadgets can be for their bottom lines. 

About the Author

Wendy Wiegand

As a premier real estate agent in Carlsbad, I’m here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. I work with buyers and sellers in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and the surrounding areas and I’ve had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies.  I’m confident that I can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can’t.

I believe in service, both to my clients and our community. When working with clients, you can be assured I am focused on providing the most comprehensive and dedicated effort so that you can achieve the best results possible when buying or selling real estate. I am also deeply involved in serving our community, as you and I all call it home. I have been a member of Rotary since 2003, have been an active member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce since 2006, and serve on the board of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Perhaps my even deeper service to my clients and our community is Wiegand Realty’s participation in Business for a Cause.

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