The process to upgrade a home to a smart home wiring and lighting system is often taken in pieces. Smart home systems are moving in a wireless direction as technology advances, but many components of your system will still need chords to communicate with appliances that are not connected to the smart system. At Ferree Electric, we want to support you in your quest to update the appliances and devices in your home to make them more accessible and energy efficient. We offer our installation services for many different components of a smart home wiring and lighting system.
Smart Light Switches
Switching out “dumb” light switches for the smart version is a part of smart home wiring and lighting in which we specialize. Though it is relatively different from the wiring of a normal light switch, our Ferree Electric technicians can replace the switches in your home in a time frame that is convenient for you.
Smart Wall Outlets
Smart outlets are an increasingly common part of smart home wiring and lighting systems. They allow you to turn the appliances plugged into them on or off from the palm of your hand. Do not attempt to replace your outlets with smart outlets on your own, as they are not the same as regular outlets and are connected to the same circuit as your lights.
Smart thermostats allow you to regulate the temperature of your home from your phone. This is especially helpful if you forget to adjust the thermostat before leaving on vacation, or if a sudden change in the weather leaves you wishing you had set the temperature to something else before going. If this installation of a smart thermostat is not performed properly, you can damage your HVAC system, and those repairs are costly. We highly recommend professional installation of a smart thermostat.
Smart Video Doorbells
Smart video doorbells give you the ability to see your porch from your phone. If you are looking for the doorbell element in addition to video capabilities, a smart doorbell chime will need to be hardwired into your home. Our Ferree electricians can do so with ease.
Smart Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smart smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors take the next step when it comes to keeping you and your home safe. Like traditional detectors, they monitor smoke or carbon monoxide levels and sound the alarm when such levels become dangerously high. Not only do the devices themselves give a warning, however. They also send a warning to your phone, which can make all the difference to life and property if you are not home.
When replacing the “dumb” smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in a home, it is important to use the same make and model throughout the house for consistency. In the event that the alarm goes off in case of a fire or carbon monoxide leak, all the detectors in a house are designed to go off as a safety measure. If the house has an assortment of devices, this extra warning is not guaranteed.
Smart Sprinkler Controllers
If you decide to replace your irrigation clock with a smart sprinkler controller, the good news is that only that piece is getting switched out. Your sprinkler heads may stay contentedly nestled in the grass. Smart controls for sprinklers can operate on a timer just like a normal sprinkler system, but they can also mine weather data to shut off the water when it rains.
Wherever you choose to begin updating the smart home wiring and lighting in your home, we are here to help. Give us a call today to get started.