Officially, a smart home is "a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer" - all of which help you create a safer, more convenient, and more efficient home.
In this guide, you'll learn all about smart devices, what they have to offer, and how they can help in your home.
Smart thermostats are loaded with features that make it easy to save energy and money. They eliminate confusing programming, adapt to your preferred heating and cooling schedule, can be controlled from anywhere using a smart phone, and so much more.
If your thermostat maintains a comfortable temperature in your home, even when nobody's there to appreciate it, does it needlessly bloat your utility bills? Unfortunately, yes! Most people have felt the dread of opening a pricey bill as the result of maintaining optimal temperatures in an empty home. Smart thermostats are a simple solution and share the following features:
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Home assistants (or smart speakers) connect to your smart home devices so you can control them with the sound of your voice. They also play music, provide answers from Google, and give you hands free help around the house. For example, you can ask your home assistant to turn the thermostat up, play your favorite playlist, or what time the pharmacy opens.
Voice-activated smart speakers have Google Assistant built in and simplify your everyday life. Whenever you need hands free help, simply say "OK Google" to get answers, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home. Smart speakers come in a variety of sizes, all sharing the following features and benefits: