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Common Smart Home Myths Debunked

Smart home technology is becoming more and more popular, with home-owners constantly looking at how to improve their home efficiencies. There are many speculations surrounding smart homes with statements being made that they are ‘too expensive’ or ‘too complicated’ but fortunately for you, in this article, we are taking a look at the common smart home myths.

 

Smart Homes Are Too Expensive

This statement is not true. Admittedly, when smart home technology was first introduced it was quite expensive. Now though, with the advancements that have been made and a larger available market, there are plenty of smart home options available that will not break the bank. Upgrading your home to a smart home doesn’t require you to re-invent the wheel, the products available are simple to programme and reasonably priced.

 

Smart Home Technology Is Too Complicated

Smart home technology is not complicated, it’s no different to using your smartphone! A lot of people think you have to be a rocket scientist to operate them but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Smart homes can be linked to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can speak to them and tell them what to do. It’s as simple as saying “Alexa, set the living room to 21° please”. If you prefer the hands-on method then you can log into your app, set up schedules for heating and hot water and even apply the boost temporarily. Installation is easy too, at Wiser, we have videos available on our YouTube channel to provide you with a step-by-step process to help set your Wiser products up.

 

Smart Homes Take Over

It’s easy to believe that smart homes take over your house, especially watching futuristic sci-fi movies.

 

Smart homes help you maintain, if not increase the control of your home. They give you more freedom and flexibility over the whole of your house, allowing you to control your heating and smart devices whilst sat on your sofa watching TV. 

Smart Homes Consume More Energy

Arguably, this is the biggest myth surrounding smart homes as they have been designed to save energy. Smart homes integrate devices such as smart thermostats that teach themselves your home heating schedule and how long it takes to heat rooms in your home. Combine this with up-to date weather data, Wiser’s Eco Mode can calculate the most economical way to run your heating system. As a result, smart thermostats know when the most cost-effective time to turn on is, thus saving you money. You can also set up ‘away mode’ for when you’re on holiday which will override any schedules, turn the heating off and will also and will also turn off any smart device schedules you have set up.

 

Be Smart, Be Wiser, Upgrade Your Smart Home Today

We live in an age where smart home technology is making incredible advances and before you know it, everyone will have a smart home. There are already a significant number of people making the advancements so why not join them? Take the next step with Wiser to transform your house into a smart home today. Contact us by completing our online contact form or visit our smart home range online.