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Is Home Automation Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

man looking at smart phone while he sets thermostatThe simple answer to this question is “yes,” though we don’t expect you to take that at face value. Naturally, you want to know the benefits of home automation so that you can make an educated decision about whether or not it’s a valuable investment on your end.

First, we want to start by saying that given the vast electrical wiring in Mason, OH needed to install a home automation system and all the equipment that goes along with it, you must hire a professional. Not only will this ensure your safety, but it will ensure your home is up to code, as well. Without further ado, here are just some of the advantages of home automation!

Reliable Security

We’ve all done it at least once—left the house without locking the doors. Or, left the house and then a short time later can’t remember if we locked the doors. With home automation paired with a smartphone app, you can take control of your home, ensuring it is secure.

You can also turn lights on and off remotely and automatically. This adds to the security benefit as thieves are a lot less likely to target a home that looks occupied, naturally.

Energy Efficiency

With home automation, you can remotely power off systems and appliances when they’re not needed. This may include your HVAC systems, lighting, and more. You’ll also be able to remotely control the temperature settings of your HVAC systems, which is great when unexpected heat waves (or cold spells) come through.

Monetary Savings

Because you have the ability to use less energy with home automation, you’ll see savings on your utility bills. You won’t have to waste money on lighting left one when you’re not at home, or your cooling system when temperatures don’t really necessitate its use. Plus, you won’t have to drive home from wherever you are to make sure you locked your doors!


We all know how hard it can be to find someone to watch over your home while you’re away on vacation. Home automation, however, gives you convenient control of your home right from your phone, no matter where you are. So you don’t have to call in a favor if you don’t want to!

Increased Comfort

Like we mentioned above, there are those days when we’re surprised by a sudden heat wave. When that happens, wouldn’t it be nice to turn on your air conditioner before you even get home, so you don’t have to be sweltering when you come in?

Smart thermostats paired with home automation allows for this. The added benefit to this is if you have pets, you don’t have to worry about them suffering or getting sick because the home is too warm.

Peace of Mind

Last but certainly not least, home automation gives you a peace of mind! You don’t need to worry if you turned off any lights, left any doors unlocked, turned off the television, forgot to program the AC to cycle on—anything. Home automation is a great way to offer you and the rest of your household reassurance that everything is taken care of.

At Servall Electric Company, we’re creating sustainability through bright ideas. Contact us today!

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