How to Build a House with Integrated Smart Home Tech

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Home automation is increasing in popularity with each passing year. The global smart home market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21 percent between 2019 and 2025.

There are several benefits of home automation. You can reduce your carbon footprint with home automation technology. A smart home does not just save energy but makes your life easier and more enjoyable.

If you are building your own home, consider integrating smart home technology into your design. A smart home will allow you to control all your connected smart appliances, security, and other features from a central app.

Think about automating lighting, security, and heating. Consider smart window blinds that you can control remotely. If you are a music buff, add multiroom audio.

Install a Wired Data Network

Wi-fi can be unreliable at times. To ensure your smart home system always works fine, install a wired infrastructure. If you want to include a wi-fi set up, consider building materials used in home construction. Some popular insulation materials and flooring materials used in underfloor heating can block wi-fi signals.

Consider installing wi-fi points in every main room to ensure you get a consistent and strong signal. Many smart home system installation experts recommend running data cabling to certain devices such as the television.

Before you start your project, learn the wiring basics for a smart home. Usually, Cat 5, Cat 5e, or Cat 6 cabling is sufficient. Some providers recommend using Cat 7 cabling. Make sure to install traditional data cables and electrical wiring separately.

If there are no broadband or cable service providers in your area, you may have to opt for satellite internet, which will cost you more. Also, data usage is usually limited.

Smart Heating

Your smart home must have a heating system that includes temperature and humidity sensors designed to control the heat and maintain a comfortable home temperature.

Consider a smart thermostat that can be adjusted remotely to maintain a comfortable temperature while saving energy.

Many smart thermostats use geofencing. When you connect a thermostat that utilizes geofencing on your smartphone, it determines whether you are home or away and turn up/down the temperature accordingly.

Smart Lighting

Using your smart lighting system, you can control the lighting’s color and brightness in every room. While some systems allow you to use an app to control your lighting, others have motion sensors installed in every room.

Holly Construction, Inc. is a top-rated residential property builder in Santa Rosa who can design your home with a smart home automation solution tailored to fit your needs. To make an appointment, call 707-541-0700.