What was once seen as a luxury product is quickly becoming an affordable option. Today, just about any homeowner can afford to upgrade some or all of their light switches and install a few smart bulbs to match. When the work is done by a highly-experienced northern Virginia electrical contractor, you’ll get amazing results which will make your life easier, help protect your home, and potentially even reduce your energy bills.
Smart Device Integration
Some of the advantages that come with installing smart switches is that you can control your home electronics online by using your smartphone, tablet, or PC. This goes way beyond simply turning the lights down without having to stand up. For instance, you could:
Create full power profiles for certain situations, such as a low-lighting setting for when you’re watching movies.
Schedule lighting events, such as having the lights and power-hungry devices shut off after you leave for work, then come back on when you’re on your way home.
Tie your smart switches and lights to your security system, to provide better overall camera/lighting coverage, or make sure your exterior lights are always on once you go to bed.
In short, smart switches can easily pay for themselves in terms of security and energy cost savings, very quickly. In addition, you’ll find it so much simpler to work with your home’s appliances.
Easy Daily Usage
Despite how highly technical smart switches and lights can be, they’re quite simple to use. For instance, they still work as light switches as you can still toggle them on and off manually.
Everything else is done via apps on your smart device or computer, and they are exceptionally easy to learn. Even newcomers will be creating lighting or climate profiles within minutes. If you’re a more advanced user, you can even set up more complicated “if / then” chains of events for full smart home automation services.
The advantages over traditional switches and lighting really is amazing.
We’re a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor with more than 25 years’ experience providing northern VA with the best in electrical services. If it’s time to embrace the future and install smart switches in your home, contact us to schedule an appointment.