Sunday Morning Tip for April 21: Three Smart Electrical Upgrades for Your Home

<span>Sunday Morning Tip for April 21:</span> Three Smart Electrical Upgrades for Your Home
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    When it comes to your homes, you want to get the most out of it.

    You want your home to be efficient, to be comfortable and to grow in value.


One upgrade you can make in your home hits all three of these criteria. Upgrading your electrical can make your home more efficient and reduce your energy costs. It can make you more comfortable by adding conveniences you were missing. And by becoming smarter, it can increase your home’s value. Here are three smart upgrades you can make to your home today.

Upgrading Outlets

There are several upgrades you can make to your outlets. The first is by adding more of them. Often rooms get built and there just aren’t enough electrical outlets. This is especially noticeable in most garages. Adding outlets makes using electricity in your home that much easier. Another upgrade is in the outlets themselves.

In this technological age, most people use smartphones, smartwatches and tablets. All of these devices use USB to charge. Electrical outlets are available that allow you to add USB charging capability without losing the electrical outlets themselves.


Upgrading Sprinkler Controls

Another upgrade you can make to your electrical today is the control panel for your sprinklers. Most sprinkler systems are pretty basic. They allow you to program a certain schedule for your sprinklers. You get to specify what days to turn on and how long to stay on. That’s about it.

Today, however, you can get smart sprinklers. These add several benefits. You can install rain sensors that tell the sprinklers to turn off if it’s raining outside. In addition, you can use an app to gain more customizability into programming the sprinklers schedule and change it on the fly.


Upgrading Thermostats

One of the biggest upgrades in terms of efficiency can be found in upgrading your thermostat. If you have an older mercury thermostat, you can find greater efficiency by simply upgrading to a digital thermostat. However, most homes can benefit from a smart thermostat.

A smart thermostat can monitor your usage trends, temperature ranges you enjoy and when people are gone from the house. From these data points, it can customize a schedule to ensure the HVAC system is managed in the most efficient way possible.

As you begin upgrading your home, check with a professional on electrical upgrades Austin as a smart choice. Make upgrade choices that make your home smarter too. Smart homes are the future.

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