Let’s face it… It’s 2024, and if your house is lacking some smart home features, now is the time for some upgrades. There are a lot of benefits to converting your space into a smart home. With upgraded smart features, you can reduce energy costs, improve convenience, increase property value, and tighten your home security. 

One thing you will need in order to achieve a functioning smart home is a good wireless router that can reach all the corners of your home. You’ll also want to connect to a hub. Smart Home Hubs can cost as low as $30. Another obvious smart home improvement is solar panels. Luckily, at Florida’s Largest Home Show Design and Remodeling Edition, we will have some great solar vendors to help answer any questions you may have. Techhive.com has a smart home guide for beginners. We just highlight the main 3 ways to improve your home. Click here to read their full list.


3 Ways to Turn Your House Into A Smart Home


1. Smart Lighting

Smart lighting can be a super helpful tool to lower your energy bill. Plus the convenience of being able to dim/turn off lighting from anywhere in the house is nice! You can find more affordable lighting options that don’t require a smart hub. Meaning you can just connect over wifi.

2. Smart Thermostats

There are a lot of benefits to owning a smart thermostat. Not only can they establish a heating/cooling system based off your schedule, it can detect when you’re away from your home so your HVAC system doesn’t over-work itself. You can buy a smart thermostat for as low as $70.

3. Home Security

There are lots of ways to upgrade your house to a smart home. One of the more common ways is to upgrade to a quality home security system. Indoor models can help you monitor children and pets. Outdoor models will give you peace of mind while you’re away from your home. Cameras incorporated into doorbells can monitor your porch and let you interact with visitors without needing to approach the door—or even be home at the time. Ring Video Doorbells can cost you about $160.