New smart home products and services are coming to market every day. Advances in technology fuels the introduction of 100’s of new devices that will make homes more intelligent. Tech giant Google is betting on it.
Recently, they purchased a company called Nest for approximately $3.4 billion. Yes, a “b.” Nest specializes in smart technology for the home. Their website says, “We take what’s familiar and look at it in a new light. Our team focuses on making technology that’s simple, fresh and helpful.”
Nest has developed a smart thermostat. They claim it will save the average homeowner 20 percent on their heating and cooling bills. You can control the thermostat from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. After a week or two, the thermostat learns how you like the home and self-adjusts to suit. It learns what you like and responds in kind. This is truly a self-programming thermostat that everyone can use without reading a manual.
The savings add up, a 20 percent savings on heating and cooling bills is no joke. Lower costs raise property values. It is common for home buyers to ask their Realtor® for a copy of the heating and cooling bills of a home they’re interested in purchasing. A 20 percent savings would be an average of approximately $600 per year, or $50.00 per month. This savings when using “mortgage money”, equates to about $10,000 of added home value. Saving Money, reducing home expenses are financially and ecologically good for everyone and the world we live in. Ask our professional real estate agents at the Kedersha Group, part of One Sotheby’s International Realty in Fort Lauderdale, to help you find your dream home or Click Here to use our free South Florida MLS Home Quick Search Tools