Times have changed, and so has technology. You no longer have to get up to change the TV when it’s time for your favorite show or set the alarm clock to wake you up in the morning.
In fact, you don’t even have to be home to do those things anymore. You can now control your entire house from your smartphone or other mobile devices.
The “smart home” is becoming more and more popular, with homeowners looking to upgrade their homes with the latest in automation and convenience. While this might seem like a dream come true for some people, it’s important to remember that smart homes require an electrician’s expertise to ensure that everything is installed correctly and safely.
Going on the internet to find instructions on how to wire your house for a smart home is not advisable. It’s better to leave it to the professionals who know what they’re doing. M.R. Electricians has the experience and expertise you need to ensure your smart home is installed accurately and safely. We’ll work with you to understand your needs and create a plan that meets your budget.
So if you’re thinking about making your home a smart home, contact us today! We’ll make sure everything is installed in the best way so you can enjoy the convenience of a smart home without worry.
Why Your Smart Home System Shouldn’t be a DIY Project
Beyond Google Home and the like, when you require a full-scale system for your home that can do everything from turning lights off to adjusting the temperature, you shouldn’t turn it into a DIY project. Even if you’re a technology geek, smart homes are not just about technology, something has to power all of that activity – your home’s electrical system.
That is why you need the expertise of a trained and licensed electrician to help you plan, design, and install your smart home system. We understand how your system should be integrated with the existing wiring in your home as well as any new wiring that might be necessary.
Your automated home will require several interconnected devices and a control system that ensures they all work in harmony without the need for many apps. For example, with a single voice command, you might ask your system to turn off all the lights, close the garage door and adjust the thermostat.
We understand how to put all of those pieces together and work with you to create a system that will meet your needs now and in the future as your needs change or as new technology becomes available. A DIY system will not be able to offer that same level of flexibility.
In addition, we will also make sure that your system is safe. We know how to properly install and ground all of the equipment so that there is no risk of electrical shock or fire. Always remember that anything that involves real wiring should involve a professional. This includes things like:
- Light switches
- Sprinkler controllers
- Wall outlets
- Smoke alarms
- And others
How Do You Choose Smart Home Components?
If you try to choose smart home components based on information from Google, you may end up with a system that does not work together, is difficult to use or is not compatible with other devices in your home.
You may also get confused about all of the options that are available and end up with a system that is much more complicated than you need. We can help you understand what is available and make recommendations based on your needs.
When you partner with M.R. Electricians, we will help you choose the right components for your needs as well as making sure that they are compatible with each other and can be integrated into a single system.
For example, if you want to be able to control your home’s temperature from your smartphone, we can recommend a thermostat that will work with your existing HVAC system and can be controlled remotely.
Your smart home should make your home fun and convenient, not turn it into a high-tech headache. We can help you choose the best components and put them together so you can enjoy the benefits of a smart home without any stress.
Do You Need Help Designing Your Smart Home?
If you’re not sure where to start or what you need for your smart home, contact M.R. Electricians today. We’ll sit down with you and help you design a system that will meet your needs, and we’ll recommend the right components to make it all work together seamlessly.
We’ll also handle all the installations and ensure that everything is properly grounded and safe. We’re your partner in making your home all that it can be. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at (301) 871-0477!