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Connected Home: Haven or Hassle for LA Homeowners?

It’s official: we are living in the future! Achieving a connected home akin to the Jetson’s is now a reality. Technology has evolved to include advancements to traditional home appliance devices. So now, every homeowner in Los Angeles can have a connected home. 

A connected or smart home has some of the home’s systems, appliances, or electronic devices connected to the web. Besides offering easier access, connected homes also offer automation or scheduling of tasks that traditionally required manual operation. For example, with a connected home, you can turn up the heat a few degrees without having to get out of bed.

But you may wonder, is a connected home a haven or a hassle? Connected homes come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. 

Advantages of a Connected Home

The most significant advantage of a connected home is that you can operate your devices from your smartphone. Your home’s lights, locks, and thermostats are just a tap away. Security cameras like the ones from Google Home offer motion detection alerts. Being linked to your home from afar can provide peace of mind to LA homeowners when traveling. 

Connected homes also offer benefits in the form of automation. You can schedule your thermostat to set back a few degrees while you are typically at the office. And if you happen to be staying home, the occupancy sensor on the device will automatically set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature. This automation is not only convenient, but it saves energy too.

Drawbacks of a Connected Home

We know that one concern Los Angeles homeowners have is whether or not the connected home will function the way it is supposed to. We have all had an experience with a product that is supposed to make something more convenient but actually makes it more frustrating. Does anyone remember universal remotes? Luckily, we have come a long way since then. Hire a Nest Pro Elite Installer like Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning, and you can be confident your connected home will work seamlessly once installed. 

Still, connected homes rely on a reliable connection to the worldwide web. If your home’s connection to the internet is lost, you won’t be able to access or control your system remotely. Most connected devices are still able to operate locally even if they lose their internet connection. For example, your Nest Hello doorbell will always ring the interior bell even if the internet isn’t working because this is a hard-wired connection.

Verdict – It’s Your Call

It’s really up to you to decide if connected devices will make your house feel more like home. Keep in mind that if you plan to sell your home sometime soon, smart devices are a definite value-add for new homeowners. 

If you want to ensure your connected home has no problems on day one, call a reputable company that offers installation and setup services like Canoga Park. Our team has training on the top-of-the-line Nest and Google Home products. And, our technicians will make sure you feel comfortable with the operation of your new connected home before we leave. Call us now to learn more: 818-348-4768.

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