For those of you who live in Tampa, Florida, sun and heat can be a good and a bad thing. Sun and heat are great for beach days, sitting on your patio, or taking an evening stroll. However, sun and heat can also warm up your home, raise your utility bill, and fade your furniture. But now you can add multiple features to make your home “smarter,” which can eliminate those problems and others. Here’s the features you’ll want and why you’ll want them in your Florida home.
A home automation system can give you the ability to remotely control everything in your home through your phone, tablet, or computer. You’ll need a good internet connection, but then the sky’s the limit. If you’ve forgotten to close the garage or lock the front door, you don’t have to rush back home or call a neighbor—you can close or lock them from your phone. You can also use your smart device to turn lights on and off, adjust the thermostat, or even brew a pot of coffee without getting out of bed.
Automated window shades Tampa can save you time and money. Rather than walking around your home to open or close all the window coverings, you can do it with the click of a button or your phone. You can lower the cost of your utility bill and save your furniture (and your skin) by blocking sun, heat, and UV rays. Installing automated window shades Tampa are also more and more common. A 2016 Houzz survey found that 2% of newly renovated homes opt for smart blinds or shades.
Home security cameras can give you peace of mind, especially when you’re away from your Florida home. You can see who’s on your property or if someone is trying to break in. You can even check on your pets or the babysitter with security cameras. If something isn’t right, you can use your phone to turn on the lights to scare off a burglar, set off an alarm, or contact the police.
A Tampa light company can give you automated lighting that’s also controlled by the touch of a button or a smart device. Customize your lighting for cooking in the kitchen, reading in the den, or watching television in your home theater. You can even have presets to dim or brighten your lights automatically at a certain time each day.
If you haven’t embraced technology in your everyday life yet, now may be the time to try it. A home automation system, automated window shades, home security cameras, and automated lighting are just some of the smart features that homeowners are using to make their lives simpler, safer, and more cost efficient.