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Smart Home Systems

We’ve finally reached the point in the 21st century of which humans have long dreamed. We can finally control every aspect of our home electrical systems at the touch of a button! Smart home technology can be integrated with home lighting components, temperature control units, security systems, and more, allowing you to check your security cameras from your phone, warm up your house before you get there, and control your lights from wherever you are.

Gubrud’s is proud to offer smart home design, installation, and support. So if you’re ready to modernize your humble abode, we’re here to help make your dreams a reality.

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What Is a Smart Home System?

A smart home system, also known as a home automation system, is the whole of a home’s appliances and smart devices working together over a wireless network. This type of system can regulate temperature, lighting, appliances, entertainment, and security systems — from a smartphone or internet-connected device. The smart home hub is the hardware that acts as the central point of command for any home automation system. Some examples of this include Samsung SmartThings, the Amazon Echo, and the Google Home — among the best smart home devices on the market. 

Technology has made smart alternatives readily available to replace everyday appliances and systems that you might never have imagined could get better. Today, you can get your hands on anything from a smart coffee maker or pet feeder to smart lighting systems, locks, and thermostats.

What is the Attraction of
Smart Home Devices?

Some people think of smart technology as a luxury or a frivolous, unnecessary expense, but imagine being 30 miles away from home and realizing you left your oven on or your garage door up. In situations like these, your property is vulnerable, and there’s little you can do about it. Cue smart home technology! A home automation system integrated with your garage door and kitchen appliances allows you to easily turn off the oven and close the garage from your phone, no matter where you are. 

Smart home systems offer much more than just peace of mind, though. Smart technology allows you to configure your systems to your routine behaviors and preferences with ease. Instead of running your heater or air conditioner all day while you’re at work so you can come home to a comfortable and relaxing environment, a home automation system can be programmed to turn the thermostat up or down shortly before you get home. When you’re tucked into bed but forgotten to turn off the lights, you can easily do so from your phone. 

In addition to being convenient, this option is highly energy-efficient and makes your home an even cozier and more inviting place to be. A smart home system offers enhanced security, comfort, and major energy savings.

How Does a New Smart Home System
Add Value to a Home?

Today’s schedules are getting so busy that we use electronic devices everyday to make our lives more convenient. The installation of smart home products in your home can really add much needed convenience and efficiency throughout your home and daily routines. Here are a few ways smart homes devices can help add value not only to your homes value, but to your everyday life:

  • Smart locks
  • Smart lighting
  • Smart appliances
  • Automated blinds
  • Climate control via a smart thermostat
  • Smart speakers
  • Smart security
  • Smart garage door control

How Much Does a Smart Home
System Typically Cost?

A home automation system usually will cost between $700 and $2,200 on average, but it’s possible to spend a lot more depending on how smart you want your home. Considering how much these new features will boost your home value, though, these expenses are quite minimal. The exact price of a smart system upgrade will come down to the type of wiring system you’ll need for your upgrades (hardwired, wireless, hybrid) and the function these upgrades will perform (security, heating, lighting, etc.). 

If you’d like a more exact estimate tailored to your project, contact Gubrud’s to discuss your project. We can provide you with some great options and ideas, as well as an accurate quote.

What Goes Into Installing
Smart Home Devices?

Many home automation systems are marketed as intuitive and easy to install, but this isn’t always the case. When integrating an entire system of devices, you might need the expertise of a professional in your installation. If you have an older home that wasn’t built with smart home infrastructure, you may even need your system to be retrofitted with current technology to support your new smart home system.

Whatever your case may be, Gubrud’s will support you throughout the entire installation process. From the initial retrofitting and system design, we’ll walk you through every step of setup, helping you choose the best smart home system for your needs as well as the most ideal places for your new devices. Then, we’ll mount and wire them, connect them to your existing network, and provide our support far beyond the completion of the project. Our team is experienced, background-checked, and offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Are There Coupons or Deals That
Increase the Value of My Installation?

When you work with Gubrud’s, we have some great financing deals, and we often have discounts available to make your projects financially possible. Check our Coupons page to find out what promotions we might be running. Once you’ve scheduled a project, just tell our technicians about the coupon when he or she gets to your home. The discount will be applied to your services.

Consult With Us on Your Next Home Electrical Project

Smart home installation and support are just the beginning of Gubrud’s many electrical service offerings. We provide general electrical repairs, safety inspections, installations, and maintenance of all shapes and sizes.

Get in touch with us today for your upcoming project.

We’ll make sure it goes smoothly and safe and that you get system designed just for your needs.