Whether you’re building a family home or an investment property, connected technology in the home is a smart idea. In fact, according to the Barclays 2017 Digital Homes Report, people surveyed were willing to pay more for a home fitted with technology than not.
This is a great indicator of where the smart home is headed, and yet another reason why you should jump on the bandwagon. Here’s our top 3 reasons why you should build a smart home and how the MyAir smart air conditioning system can help get you on the right track.
Reasons to build a smart home:
1. Think about your future right now
Want to add value to your property? There’s no better way to add to your property’s value than with smart home technology. One of the biggest trends in the technology space over the last few years has been the rise of the smart home, with homeowners starting to capitalise on it now so they can look forward to higher returns in the future.
According to Statista, household penetration of smart heating and cooling in South Africa is at 1.0% in 2018 and is expected to hit 3.7% by 2022. Furthermore, 30% of homeowners surveyed in the Barclays report mentioned above said they were interested in installing smart home technology in the future. This shows that slowly but gradually people are starting to prepare for the long-term by integrating smart products into their homes.
2. Makes your life easier
One of the most favoured advantages of smart home technology is the control it gives to the homeowner. By allowing us to control the way our home runs from wherever and whenever, smart products in turn make our lives easier. These products can pick up on our daily routines and patterns, from turning the lights on when we get home each day to turning the air con off when we leave the room.
3. Create your ultimate comfort zone
Your home is your castle. It’s where you can relax and unwind at the end of a long work day and enjoy some family togetherness. Therefore, you want to make it as comfortable as possible. Adding smart home technology like smart lighting and air conditioning will help you to create your ultimate comfort zone.
Smart technology adds convenience, comfort and peace of mind throughout your entire home. When your home is well connected, it means you and your house can be in sync with each other: It can help you to pay your bills, order your groceries and even see that you and your family are always safe and sound inside.
How MyAir can help
1. Increased energy and cost savings.
When you have mid-wall split air-conditioning units in your home, you have an eyesore – but also an energy hog. Once you are using more than 3 units, you should be looking to install a ducted air conditioning system to save on your energy bill. Once you have a ducted system, save an extra 20-40% on that energy consumption with MyAir.
One of the great options with MyAir is to install motion sensors, which detects when a room has been occupied for 10 minutes and drops the temperature by 1 degree. After an additional 10 minutes, the temperature then drops by 2 degrees. While this adjustment may seem insignificant, it actually cuts down the room’s energy consumption by 20%.
MyAir also uses clever zoning to help you see further savings. The average home has 10 rooms and the standard ducted air conditioning system has only 4 or 5 zones. This means that if all your bedrooms are in one zone, all rooms must be air conditioned, even when not in use, which wastes energy. So unlike a standard system, MyAir divides your home into 10 zones – one for every room – which allows you to heat or cool only the room you’re using.
2. Complete control at the touch of your fingertips
For even further control of the temperature that each of the 10 zones in your home receives, you can also install an Individual Temperature Control (ITC) sensor. The ITC sensor will automatically modify the air conditioning air flow so that the temperature you have pre-selected is maintained.
MyAir also works off the MyPlace home hub, which makes managing the air conditioning in your home even easier. MyPlace is a high-quality, WiFi connected 8-inch tablet that allows you to control all zones throughout your home from the one convenient location. Then, simply install the app on your smart device and you can remotely control your reverse cycle air con system any time, anywhere.
MyAir is also gives you the flexibility over choosing which air conditioning system is right for you as it’s completely compatible with world leading air conditioning brands. From the MyAir screen you can control the brand’s air conditioning system and the flow of air all from the one system.
3. Integrates with other smart products
MyAir is designed to integrate with our MyLights smart home lighting system. That means both MyAir and MyLights will function on the MyPlace tablet or downloadable app. The MyPlace control hub also lets you keep track of the family’s calendar, check emails, order groceries, play music, check your security cameras and so much more – how intuitive is that?
So what are you waiting for?
Create your ultimate comfort zone with MyAir today. Talk to MyPlace Africa about installing our smart air con system in your home today.
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