Home automation has come a long way in the past decade. With new products and technology, it’s more affordable and more accessible than ever before. In fact, recent surveys have found that 56% of consumers own at least one smart home device, and this number is increasing every year.
At A.J. Perri, we proudly provide the highest quality products to our customers.
When it comes to home automation, we believe the best product options are the Nest product suite. Not only are Nest products a great value, but they also connect to many other smart devices you may have in your home.
One of the most popular home automation products is a smart thermostat. In fact, experts estimate1 that 11% of US households already have one. We’ve found that our customers love the convenience and simplicity they provide for very little investment.
We’ve talked previously about the Nest Learning Thermostat. This state-of the-art controller can save you up to 12% on annual heating costs and 15% on annual cooling costs2, meaning that it can easily pay for itself in less than two years! Calculate how much money a Nest smart thermostat could trim off your energy bill using this simple calculator.
One of the reasons our customers love the Nest thermostat is that it programs itself. It observes what temperature you like at bedtime vs. breakfast and adjusts accordingly. By learning your schedule and giving you remote control through a smartphone app, you can increase home comfort and save money. You can even use verbal commands to control your thermostat using Google Home. Another bonus is that it will alert you if it looks like your furnace or AC is acting up!
CO and Smoke Alarms
Did you know that carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 5-7 years and smoke detectors every 10 years? Don’t just replace them with old technology. Smart technology like the Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm can provide early warning detection in CO or smoke emergencies AND notify you when you’re not home to hear the beeps. It even allows you to pinpoint exactly where the issue is within your home.
There are a lot of reasons why you may want to see what’s going on in your home while you’re away – security, child safety, and pets are just a few. Nest has changed the game with Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam IQ, and Nest Cam Outdoor. Nest Cams allow you to stream securely in 1080p HD and will send an alert to your phone if motion is detected while you’re gone. They can even zoom in when a person is detected, while keeping a full 130-degree picture in view. The indoor and outdoor versions can be used independently or combined, depending on your unique needs.
As a Nest Pro Elite installer, we are proud to offer the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm, and Nest Cam. If you’re not sure where to start or how to know if your system is compatible,
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