Are “Smart” Upgrades Worth The Investment

upgradeThe world we live in has become so technologically driven that it is hard to go anywhere without seeing someone using a smart phone or tablet.  This hunger for technologically powered devices is now finding its way into our homes.  And the demand for these technological devices can increase your asking when you decide to sell your home.  Smart technology upgrades can have a huge impact on how desirable your home is to potential buyers.  Dean Graziosi has shared some of the most desirable smart home improvements that buyers are willing to pay extra for.

  • Smart Lighting – Smart lighting options are designed to provide you with the ability to turn on or off light throughout your home using a computer, tablet, or phone.  One of the models available for homeowners to purchase is the “Connected” system manufactured by TCP.  This unit includes a starter pack that includes a remote, three bulbs, and a gateway that will control the lighting in your home.  This device is compatible with both iPhone and Android phones.  You will never have to come home to a dark house again.
  • Programmable Thermostats – Installing a programmable thermostat in your home will allow you to cut your home energy bills by as much as $180 per year.  With a programmable thermostat, you can enter specific temperatures that you would like your home to remain at during different times of the day.  You will no longer have to manually set your thermostat, simply program it and it’s ready to go.
  • Tankless Water Heaters – The traditional method of heating water accounts for approximately 30% of the average home energy bill.  The average water heater in the majority of homes today constantly keeps 40 to 80 gallons of water heated to 120 degrees throughout the day.  Because of this, many homeowners are choosing to install tankless water heaters in their homes.  These units only heat the water you need on demand; this can drastically reduce your monthly energy bills and leave less of an impact on the environment.
  • Remote-Controlled Shades – Closing the shades blinds and shades in your home has been shown to be an effective way of maintaining the temperature in your home.  Installing remote-controlled shades in your home allows you to raise and lower them using your mobile device.  The gives you greater control over when and where your window blinds are open or closed.

All of these “smart” upgrades can be installed in any home.  They can effectively save you money and increase the value of your home.  If you’re looking for a way to make your home more appealing to buyers, some of these options may help.

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