Smart homes provide homeowners with the type of convenience that previous generations only dreamed about. What exactly is a smart home? According to the experts at Cincinnati’s Craftsman Electric, a smart home is one that can be operated remotely and self-manages all electrical, security and appliance systems from a single comprehensive portal.  Whether it’s lights, heating or cooking appliances, a smart-home owner is able to use this innovation to communicate with the home and direct its commands. Craftsman Electric has been designing electrical installation for the past 30 years and boasts all manner of commercial electrical services and home electrical repairs.

The electricians answer some of the most frequently asked questions about smart homes:

  • What’s the point of all this? In a word, convenience. Owners get to have everything at one click of a button, with appliances that actually know how to turn themselves on or off and how to adjust themselves to different settings. You’ll increase your time efficiency, cut down on bills and be outfitted with a house that turns everything off after you leave for work in the morning.
  • How do smart appliances fit in? Smart appliances are appliances that intelligently take care of themselves and will even tell you when they need repairs and how much it will cost. These amazing appliances are able to “think” for themselves and can shut off before a power surge, turn off water in your house if there’s bust, cook your meals and close your windows when it’s raining.
  • Who runs my smart house? You do. A click of a button is all it takes to active or deactivate any part of your home on command. Also, the fact that all your systems can detect if they’re in use or not allows for greater energy efficiency. Above all, if you’re out of town, you’ll be able to turn outside lights on and off, arm security systems and let in repairmen while you’re away. 

To learn more about Craftsman Electric and the electrical installation they perform, including smart homes, call (513) 891-4426, or visit them online for more information.