In most places during the dog days of summer, you’re doing all you can to beat the heat. Luckily, home automation features make it easier than ever to enjoy everything the season has to offer, no matter where you are. Which is why we’re rounding up all of the “cool” summer smart home life hacks that help you maximize all that great tech.
Is it any surprise that a smart thermostat is at the top of our list? Of course, your smart thermostat is the key cooling off while you’re at home. But there’s much more to this device than simply blasting air conditioning all summer long.
For one, it offers the convenience of being able to control your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Through your Alarm.com app and voice commands, you can adjust the temperature of your home on the go.
Leave for vacation and don’t want to waste money while you’re gone? No problem, adjust your settings without ever leaving your beach chair. And that works both ways – cool down your home before you return for the best welcome.
Not to mention the efficiency! Smart thermostats help users conserve up to 23% of winter heating energy and up to 16% of summer cooling energy, saving an average of around 8% of heating and cooling bills!
Bonus Summer Smart Home Hack: Temperature Sensors
If you have rooms that tend to run hotter in the summer months, you can specifically target them with temperature sensors. That way you can still stay cool without turning the rest of your home into an ice box!
Summer Smart Home Lights
Since summer means the longest days of the year, you want to make sure you’re getting the most of all that extra sunshine! With smart lights you can control the brightness of your rooms from anywhere. Out by the pool and left the kitchen lights on? No need to get up, simply use your app to dim or turn them off completely.
You can even set timers. So when the sun finally does set, your home will be ready to light the way. And when you do head out for a long vacation this summer, you can ensure your home stays protected. Setting timers is a great way to ward off potential burglars and intruders. A well lit home looks like an active home, no matter if anyone is occupying it or not!
Summer Sights with Smart Home Cameras
The theme for a lot of home automation features are efficiency and convenience. That means making it easier to enjoy everything your home has to offer whether you’re there or not. And since summer likely means spending less time at home, what better way to keep an eye on things than with doorbell and security cameras?
Doorbell cameras are a great way to keep an eye on package drop offs while you’re away, or screen your backyard barbecue visitors without ever leaving the grill! And if you have children who are home alone for summer break, two way voice cameras are a great way to check in while you’re at work.
For More Security and Home Automation Tips and Solutions, Stick with ACS Security
We hope you’re not at home too much throughout the summer (hello vacations!), but when you are we want you to be safe and efficient. Our summer smart home life hacks make it a little bit easier to stay cool and enjoy everything your home automation has to offer.
And if you’re looking for more ways to keep yourself and your family safe, check out our home security and automation services at ACS Security. We offer a wide range of home security options to protect you and your family. If you’re ready to discuss our custom solutions, contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you prepare for what’s next.