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Like granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, smart home technology will soon move from sought-after factors in home-buying to standard practice for selling a home. Since this shift has not yet taken place, it is still possible to reap gains for the time and money given to upgrading a home with smart technology. In order to maximize the return on investment for making your home smarter, here are some products to begin your home improvement journey!

Keeping It Cool with a Smart Thermostat

While your dad may have imparted the ins and outs of keeping your thermostat at 68° year-round as a kid, today’s thermostats can save you money without freezing you out of the house.

With smart learning features, scheduling automation, and remote access through software, today’s smart thermostats learn your schedule and optimize energy use to make life more comfortable while saving up to 20 percent on electricity. On top of improving your family’s life, smart thermostats are also incredibly attractive to prospective home buyers and can even improve the value of your home when selling.

Safety Is Key for Savings

Did you know that almost half of homebuyers say home security is the most important smart feature to them? While smart security may not inherently lead to cost savings, homebuyers are increasingly conscious of how smart security systems can impact their home. Safety improvements such as smart locks and panels may not have the quickest payoff but raising your home value while keeping your family safe is a great long-term investment for homeowners.

Smart Home Improvements That Pay for Themselves

Illuminating Benefits with Smart Lighting

Clap-on lights may well have been the party trick of the decade around 30 years ago, however, lighting has quickly become a quick, easy way to add value to your home. Smart bulbs and switches in 2019 have become less of a novelty and more of a functional tool for homes. With energy savings and safety benefits, the short-term rewards of smart lighting make a great addition to their long-term home-value impact.

While the value of each of these products individually is tangible, integrating all of them into a comprehensive system creates value exceeding the sum of its parts. If you’re looking to make integrated, smart home improvements that pay for themselves, contact Vault.Smart Home. We will evaluate your individual needs and can recommend the products and services you need to maximize the value of your new, connected home.