An automated home, also called a smart home, is almost like a work of magic. The coffee maker starts brewing shortly after your alarm clock goes off, the home security system activates, automatically, when you leave the property and disarms when you are close to arriving again, and more. A closer look, however, will show you the magic is actually behind the scenes. All of these jaw dropping features depend on reliable electrical wiring and Mr. Electric of Fort Worth has you covered. Give us a call when you need to upgrade your wiring for your new smart home features. Here are some of the features of smart home wiring that can help.
Whole House Surge Protection
When it comes to electronics and electrical devices, electricity can make and break the devices. While electricity powers your smart devices, a sudden power surge can fry the them. Smart devices and appliances are becoming more and more popular, but they are priced well above their traditional counterparts. If you have invested in such expensive devices, then you want to make sure they last more than a couple of years.
Upgrading your wiring to include whole house surge protection will protect your devices from getting fried by a sudden power surge. Even with today’s advanced weather forecasting, there is no knowing when disaster will strike.
Electricity powers your devices, but the connection between devices is also important. Oftentimes, these devices are connected to one another and to your smart hub through Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi is not as reliable as a wired ethernet connection. An ethernet connection that plugs directly into your smart home wiring is about as good as it gets when it comes to security as well. So, if you want to enjoy uninterrupted connection to your home security cameras, then consider upgrading your electrical wiring.
Speaking of security, let’s talk about your property insurance. Your property insurance provider knows the benefits of a smart home security system backed up by an advanced electrical wiring system. They are more likely to give you competitive prices when you have such reliable security. This way your home is safe and you save money at the same time. Sounds like a win-win.
Reduced Energy Bills
Property insurance isn’t the only place you will be saving money. Smart devices backed up by reliable wiring allows you to remotely control your electronic devices and appliances. For example, you do not have to walk through each room to shut the lights. You can turn on your mobile app to shut off lights you are not using. This remote control applies to thermostats and other devices as well. Some of these devices even provide usage and performance data, allowing you to maximize efficiency and lower overall energy usage.
Ready to Upgrade?
If you are interested in upgrading your home’s electrical wiring, then call Mr. Electric of Fort Worth to speak with a live representative. We are happy to offer a consultation, schedule a flexible appointment, or even arrange an in-house estimate. Our representatives and emergency electricians are on standby now.