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Top 6 Benefits of Smart Home Technology

July 22, 2020
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More and more homeowners are using smart home technology to make their lives simpler and more efficient. Brookfield Residential DC helps make every day easier and more enjoyable with myCommand Smart Homes that are completely connected and filled with smart home features. Beyond the obvious cool factor that comes with a fully automated house, there are some practical advantages to owning a smart home.

Here are the top six benefits of smart home technology:

1. Convenience

One of the biggest benefits of smart home technology is the overall convenience offered by whole home systems. Many home automation apps can live and be controlled within a single interface. All you have to do is learn one app instead of many, and you’ll be able to tap into countless functions and devices throughout your home. This cuts way back on the learning curve for new users.

There is also the convenience of having remote access to your home. On hot days, you can order the house to cool down before you arrive. Arriving home in the evening? Turn on some lights so you’re not walking into a dark house. In a hurry to get dinner started but you’re still at the store? Start preheating the oven while you’re on your way home.

2. Energy Savings

Avoid wasting extra energy when it’s not needed. Program indoor and outdoor lights to turn on/off at certain times of the day. Lower your water bill with smart sprinklers that draw from weather forecasts and moisture sensors. A smart thermostat learns your schedule and temperature preferences and then suggests the best energy efficient settings throughout the day. Away at work? You can also program your air-conditioning or heat around your schedule so it’s not running while no one is home.

3. Peace of Mind

Having an exceptionally busy day and can’t remember if you secured your home before leaving? You can always check remotely to make sure you closed the garage door, locked the front door, or turned off the lights. If you did forget, you can easily fix it with just a touch. With a video doorbell, you can make sure the kids got home from school or that your package was delivered correctly. 

Interior view of the kitchen and great room in  the Kensington plan inside the Avendale community in Bristow VA

4. Safety

With security cameras, motion sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and video doorbells, you can always keep an eye on your home, even when you aren’t there. With whole home systems that provide security alerts and monitor activities in real-time whether you’re home or away and a link to local police or private security company, you can be sure your home stays safe.

5. Wellness

Brookfield Residential DC homes offer a feature that allows you to monitor the air quality of your home and also a circadian lighting component that has some wellness benefits. Set the mood for any environment with a Wi-Fi enabled diffuser that allows you to turn it on and off, change the scent, or adjust fragrance strength remotely. Enjoy subtle lavender scents before bed or an energizing citrus to start your day.

6. Resale Value

The comfort and convenience of smart home technology will add value to your home once it’s time to resell. The ease of being able to install many smart home upgrades yourself, coupled with the relatively small investment make it a no-brainer way to differentiate your home in the market.

Interior view of the dining room in the Kensington plan in the Avendale community  in Bristow VA from Brookfield Residential

From home security, lighting, temperature control, and home entertainment, the possibilities for automating your home are extensive. Take the guesswork out of your decision and make an award-winning, smart home model at Avendale in Bristow, Virginia your own and enjoy a full-suite of home automation on day one.

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