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Does Smart Home Technology Work for Your Vacation Home?

Smart home devices will make your vacation home more livable and comfortable while saving money on energy bills.
November 7, 2021
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Are smart home systems worth the investment for your vacation rental property? Some vacation property owners question the investment in smart home technology in a place that is not their full-time residence.

However, that is the perfect reason to choose smart home systems when it comes to your vacation property.

Smart home devices like smart water valves, programmable thermostats, smart security systems, and automated lights will help make your vacation home more livable and comfortable while saving money on energy bills.

And the best part? You can control them from anywhere.

Whether you have lingering doubts about whether smart technology is for you, you have recently purchased a vacation home and are exploring options, or you are curious about how to use smart home technology in your existing vacation home, you may be surprised to know how easy it is to use and benefit from smart technology.

So, does smart home technology work for your vacation home? Read on to find out.


Smart Home Devices for Your Vacation Home

Automated smart plumbing systems like Flo by Moen, security systems like RING technology, automated lights, and smart thermostats are just three smart devices that Majewski Plumbing and Heating can install in your vacation home.

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Coupled with a virtual assistant like Google, you will reap the benefit of having an automated vacation home.

You might already use energy-saving devices like a programmable thermostat and have seen its benefits.

Aside from making homes safer and more efficient, smart home technology also helps you manage your vacation home more effectively.

If you are a vacation rental property owner, installing smart devices can help you maintain your property from a distance while ensuring that no plumbing disasters occur and that the home is kept comfortable for your guests.

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Once installed in your vacation home, you can control your smart devices through smart software utilities like ,Wink, which consolidates all of your smart home devices into one platform.

Using Wink is a convenient and user-friendly way to manage all smart devices in one place via a mobile app.

The Best Smart Devices to Install in Your Vacation Home

By managing your property with smart technology, you can make your vacation home the ultimate destination for a perfect vacation. The following smart devices are a great addition to your vacation property:

Smart Thermostat

Using a smart thermostat in your vacation home allows you to control your home cooling and heating through automation which learns from your temperature scheduling and makes suggestions based on this.

A smart thermostat helps you avoid wasting energy (and money) to heat or cool an empty home.

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Furthermore, energy charting features help you see what rooms use the most power.

It can also pinpoint energy drains so you can make modifications to your homes, such as insulating curtains or closing vents.

You can choose to schedule the furnace or air conditioner to turn on in your vacation home to save money by heating and cooling at off-peak times or simply using them as a convenient way to dial down the temperature before you arrive for your next weekend getaway.

One of the best ways to use a smart thermostat is to program it to adjust your heating or cooling system just before you or your renters reach your vacation home.

This means that your home will be comfortable upon your arrival, but you are not heating or cooling an empty house and thus wasting energy and money.

Smart Plumbing Systems

Smart plumbing technology is game-changing. Not only does smart plumbing help you keep an eye on the water usage in your vacation home, but installing smart valves stops leaks.

Smart valves like those in the Flo by Moen series can stop plumbing catastrophes by detecting water leaks by recognizing changes in the water pressure, turning off the water supply at the main, and alerting you of the issue on the app.

This means that you have eyes on your plumbing at all times, even if it is vacation off-season.

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Flo by Moen also features smart features such as remembering your ideal shower temperature and responding to voice commands via Google or Alexa.

​Since you can control your smart plumbing systems from a smartphone, they are easier to install and manage than traditional home plumbing.

Typical homeowners are unaware of how their plumbing system works until the water bill arrives or when a plumbing issue occurs. But since you’re not always at your vacation home, then you might catch the problem too late.

If you're renting out your vacation property for most of the year, smart devices like smart water leak detectors will give you peace of mind knowing that burst pipes or faulty appliances will not cause significant damage or disruption.

Smart Security System

A smart security system is an excellent idea for a vacation home, especially since you are not always there.

When you have a smart network security system with cameras installed, you will be able to arm, disarm, and monitor your home from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.

You can choose to set up cameras at strategic locations to monitor every spot of your property and ensure that you can check the video footage on the off chance that something happens.

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Traditional home security systems can be expensive and difficult to install in a vacation rental.

In contrast, smart home security systems are highly accessible because they're wireless and easier to maintain.

For example, homeowners who have a vacation property don't need to worry about the logistics of installing or maintaining a traditional alarm panel that requires running wires through the house.

Instead, all you need is two sensors and a hub, which you can control from anywhere on your phone!

Automated Lights

Smart home technology has been around for quite some time now, and more systems are being developed every day to improve how homeowners monitor and manage their homes. One of these systems is light automation.

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Once installed, automated lighting systems can be managed by voice, manual switch, or via an app.

You can operate the lights easily without being near them to make sure that the lights are on when you or your renters arrive.

This gives you ultimate control of your lighting system at your rental property.

It also gives the appearance that someone is coming and going when you are away for an extended period.

Smart technology also ensures that your vacation property has more modern appeal and attracts more renters to stay there for their next vacation.


Your Vacation Home as a Rental

A vacation rental is an excellent way for people to enjoy the benefits of living in a beautiful location part-time while earning an income from renters.

And with so many advancements in smart technology, there are so many ways that homeowners can make their properties more comfortable and attractive for renters.

Even if you are planning to rent out the property for a substantial part of the year, smart technology can pay for itself in reduced energy bills.

Smart devices like smart water leak detectors will ensure that burst pipes cause no damage and security systems will allow you to feel that your vacation property is safe and secure whether you are there or not.

Vacation homeowners can choose smart home technology that is compatible with their lifestyle and budget.

You or your renters may prefer to relax on the couch and watch TV after a long day in the water or exploring—why not use your voice to control the lights or turn down the air conditioner at your vacation property?

Before attempting to navigate the world of smart homes without a professional, consider the services of Majewski Plumbing and Heating.

Investing in smart home technology for your vacation home actually pays itself in reduced energy bills, security and safety, convenience and helps you avoid plumbing disasters.


Rationale

Smart home devices like smart water valves, programmable thermostats, smart security systems, and automated lights will make your vacation home more livable and comfortable while saving money on energy bills.

And the best part?

You can control them from anywhere.

Consider:

  • Plumbing control, like Flow by Moen
  • A smart security systems
  • Automated lighting

Even if you are planning to rent out the property for a substantial part of the year, smart technology can pay for itself in reduced energy bills.

Smart devices will help stop the damage from burst pipes and security systems will allow you to feel that your vacation property is safe and secure whether you are there or not.


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