5 Smart Home Myths

5 Smart Home Myths

You Probably Think Are True

Home automation is an exciting opportunity, but new technology and learning can create misinformation, misconceptions, and tall tales.

We’ve debunked some common smart home myths so that you can better understand home automation and make the right choice for you.

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Myth 1: My home is too old, home automation is only for newer homes

There’s no home too old. Our smart home systems can be retrofitted to the home you live in, regardless of the age of the building – all you need is electricity. 

If you’re unsure, chat to your electrician. They can explain which solutions would work seamlessly with your space and your lifestyle. 

Once you’ve identified the home automation solution that’s right for you, they can get started on installing it. After that, you’ll be a home automation convert and tell all your friends.

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Myth 2: It’s way too technical for me to understand

When you hear “home automation” or “smart home”, you might imagine the TV turning on by itself and you not being able to turn it off. Or you might picture complex panels and circuits, with wires everywhere, and lots of buttons with words and symbols you don’t understand. 

But that’s not the case at all!

The purpose of home automation is to make your life easier, not harder and more complicated. That’s why we’ve designed the PDL smart home systems so they’re easy to navigate and integrate seamlessly into everyday living.  

Often it’s as simple as setting up the schedules using our Wiser by SE app on your smartphone or tablet. Once it’s all set up, the programmed schedules work every day by themselves and do all the thinking for you.

So, essentially, if you can use an app, you can use home automation. 

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Myth 5: Home automation uses way more energy

Incorrect! Contrary to popular belief, home automated electrical solutions are designed to consume less power and save energy, as well as allowing you to monitor overall power usage. 

For example: you might have air-conditioning on for 6-7 hours per day by default, as you like the house always cooled. But you could reduce the power usage by setting a timer that follows an intermittent running schedule (on for 2 hours, off for half an hour, etc). You can still keep the house cool, but by automating it, you’re not forced to keep your air conditioning on the entire time, draining energy. 

Same goes for other appliances that you might automate – by using automation, setting timers and creating schedules for power to be on and off, you’ll find you’re actually conserving energy. 

Check out our smart home solutions to find what will work best for you