Smart Home Upgrades

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty

Smart Home Upgrades

Homeowner's today are always looking for smart ways to save time and money. Here are 3 easy smart home upgrades to consider. 

3 easy smart home upgrades

  1. Smart speaker. A voice-controlled smart speaker acts as the “hub” of a smart home, which allows the homeowner to issue commands to other smart home products, such as adjusting a smart thermostat or smart light bulbs. Examples include Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri. They all have their pros and cons, but Alexa is the most popular and is compatible with more smart home products than the others. Amazon offers the Echo Dot for less than $50.
  2. Smart thermostat. A smart thermostat helps save you money, increases energy efficiency, and keeps you comfortable year round. Many traditional thermostats already offer options for programming a schedule, but a smart thermostat like the Nest Thermostat E automatically adjusts to your routine after you set it normally for a few days in a row. Cost for Nest Thermostat E is about $169. Estimated savings estimated to be about $130–$145 a year.
  3. Smart light bulbs. The “WOW” factor here is big! Smart light bulbs let you instantly illuminate your home to one (or more) of 16 million colors via a smart phone app or voice command when paired with a smart speaker. The leading smart bulb product is Philips Hue, and in addition to the official app that can control every smart light in the house, there are plenty of other apps that can provide you with functionality straight out of a science fiction movie.

    For example, you can program the lights to flash when your favorite sports team wins a game or to simulate the effect of calming clouds passing overhead! Smart bulbs use energy-efficient LED technology. Costs range from $15 to $50 per smart LED bulb compared to around $5 for a traditional white LED bulb, but your smart bulb investment can last up to 15 years. Cost of Philips Hue with hub is $100 for 4 white bulbs and $200 for 4 color bulbs.

     

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    Pat Champion
    Coldwell Banker/Camelot Realty
    352-516-7020
    1898 N. Donnelly Street
    Mount Dora, FL32757
    email:patwchampion@yahoo.com

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Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I am not sure however crazy I am about my Philadelphia Eagles that I want my lights to flash when they win. But good post with some interesting information.

Feb 22, 2019 01:54 PM #1
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Will Hamm
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Hello Pat, You came up with three great suggestions that sellers should know about.  

Feb 22, 2019 02:35 PM #2
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, you do have a very good list, and would add to it - NEST thermostat and RING doorbell.

Feb 22, 2019 02:38 PM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Pat, for sharing some of your smart suggestions.

Feb 24, 2019 11:56 AM #4
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Nick, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great week ahead.

Feb 25, 2019 02:19 PM #5
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Pat Champion
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Will, Joan, and Roy thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll have a great week.

Feb 25, 2019 02:20 PM #6
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Curtis Van Carter
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Pat

Even though I like tech, some of these things are getting too darn over the top, cheers cvc

Feb 26, 2019 08:29 AM #7
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Pat Champion
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Curtis, I know of lot of individuals agree with you. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Feb 26, 2019 09:38 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Good Tuesday afternoon, Pat. 

Have a most productive week.

Feb 26, 2019 11:01 AM #9
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Roy, I wish you the same. Have a great afternoon.

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