The advancement of smart home systems has encouraged many positive changes—increased accessibility, enhanced comfort and functionality, and greater energy efficiency. The last aspect is that it ensures a lifetime of savings for homeowners. If you’re looking for a new home with smart technology pre-integrated, reach out for a quality modern Home Builder like Paradigm Homes. 

We are among the best Custom Home Builders in Alexandria, VA, and Northern Virginia. Our team has performed numerous constructions throughout the area, assisting clients in full-scale Design/Build projects. We have also conducted Lot and Property purchases, Financing Assistance, and more. Our team is dedicated to helping clients build homes that fit their needs and preferences while staying on time and on budget.  

Here, we explain how smart technology-enhanced homes provide a lifetime of savings:  

Smart Home Elements That Save Big

Smart homes have among the most efficient systems available, partly due to their use of an optimal amount of energy for their precise function. But they are also used in conjunction with advanced commercial technology, such as LED lights. 

We list and describe some common smart features that you should include in your home’s design to save a great deal of money and time:

  • Thermostat

Monthly energy bills will be among the largest bills that you’ll have in your lifetime. This can be largely attributed to heating and air-conditioning use. 

In general, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year requires lots of power. To make it easier and more efficient, it would be a good idea to have a smart thermostat installed in your home. 

Its advanced systems will set your home’s HVAC system at an optimal temperature throughout the day to ensure no energy is wasted in keeping your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the day. 

In addition, smart thermostats also allow you to access and adjust your HVAC system’s settings through your phone or tablet, making it easier to make the proper adjustments when the need arises, such as when you leave for work or out on a distant trip. 

  • Security System

While this may not save you money in the most direct way as with a smart home thermostat, having a smart security system installed in your home does save you a significant amount of money through the cost of your home’s insurance. 

Insurance companies determine the costs of insuring a given customer’s home based on its risk of catching fire, getting burglarized, and other disastrous scenarios. The lower the chances of such things occurring in your home, the lower the cost of insurance. 

Thus, by making your home safer, the lower your insurance company will charge you. 

Therefore, having a smart home security system fit to detect smoke, fire, and intruders installed in your home will ensure you save significantly more money on home insurance.

  • Light Bulbs

Before, we stated HVAC systems largely contributed to the cost of your energy bills. However, a great deal is also caused by the various lights all-around your house. Thus, one of the easiest ways to save energy and therefore money throughout your house is by installing smart lights or Energy Star light fixtures.

Almost all smart lighting systems use LED bulbs, which are among the most energy-efficient available. They are also more easily accessible than traditional lighting and their settings can be controlled with your phone. 

Energy Star light fixtures are known for using 90% less energy than traditional light fixtures. There are also a variety of styles to choose from so discuss with our team what Home Design you are striving for!

Paradigm Homes: Modern Home Builder in Alexandria, VA

Those are just a few aspects of a smart home that will save you money for a lifetime. To find out the many possibilities of your Custom Home, talk with an expert modern Home Builder from Paradigm. They’ll help you put together a comprehensive design based on your needs, preferences, and budget, as well as every stage of the Design/Build process. Throughout Alexandria, VA, and Northern Virginia, we at Paradigm Homes have helped dozens of homeowners create beautiful Custom Homes, as well as Pop-Top Additions on existing ones. We can go even further by helping you through our Consulting services and get you into contact with our partners in Finance and Property Realty. Contact us today at (703) 476-5877 to learn more and begin designing your dream home.