How Home Automation Can Make This Period Easier
While Spending More Time at Home, Let Automation Help with Comfort, Security, and Efficiency
As we all know, the current COVID-19 health crisis has presented significant challenges to everyone. With Georgia now officially under stay-at-home orders, home life has all family members under one roof pursuing typical activities at the same time – work, school, entertainment, and staying in touch with friends and family.
This time may bring about some new stresses on home life, but we have some technology solutions that may help. GHT Group has always maintained that smart home automation offers a variety of important benefits in various areas, including security and safety, comfort, efficiency, and even wellness. If you have some aspects of smart home technology in your home, you may already appreciate that. If you don’t, we have some solutions that you can consider to make this time a little easier. GHT Group is still open for business and available to help with your home technology needs.
How can home automation help with this period in your Johns Creek, GA home? Read on for some ideas.
Comfort and Wellness
Lighting has a profound effect on our daily activities. Undoubtedly, you have experienced harsh and poor lighting conditions that have stressed the eyes and made it difficult to focus on a task. At home, lighting plays a critical role too. With family members needing to concentrate on work and school, the right lighting conditions are essential.
Two smart technologies can help maintain the optimal lighting in your home. First, motorized shades and window treatments can help in modulating natural light from outside. At the touch of a button, you can raise or lower (or open and close) window coverings to minimize glare or make the most of good light. As it gets warmer through the Georgia spring and summer, shades can block heat buildup in certain rooms from the sun.
The other major technology to manage light is lighting control. Lighting control can team with motorized window treatments to blend natural and artificial light expertly during the day, ensuring a comfortable environment for all family members. The newest technology in LED lighting, tunable white light, can provide subtle but significant health benefits by making your lighting mimic the effects of natural sunlight. Your lighting can be more intense and whiter during the day for energy, and dimmer and warmer-toned in the evening to promote relaxation. With everyone spending more time indoors, lighting can help support and maintain natural daily rhythms.
Security and Safety
Depending on your profession, you may be able to work from home. But those in medicine and other essential services may not be able to do so. Home automation can help maintain safety and peace of mind. You can equip your home with smart door locks and garage door openers and manage everything from deliveries to ensuring that your kids are in the house after going outside for some recreation.
At night, your smart home system can turn off lights but leave outside lights on, lock the doors, arm the alarm, and activate security cameras. The convenience of all-in-one control and not having to remember multiple things helps you focus on more critical tasks.
Just because more people are at home most of the time doesn’t mean efficiency has to abandoned. Smart lighting control can turn off lights when not in use, either via installing room occupancy sensors or schedules. Or just turn off lights from the comfort of your tablet or smartphone without going around the house. Similarly, with multiple family members juggling thermostat control, home automation can maintain schedules or even detect occupancy in HVAC zones of your home to efficiently manage heating and cooling. If you have a pool or spa, your system can ensure that a heater is not left on or a pump isn’t running long after it should be off.
While these home automation solutions can benefit your Johns Creek home right now, the best part is that smart technology will continue to pay dividends long after this period is over. To learn more, contact us here, or click below to quickly connect with one of our home automation experts. We look forward to working with you!