What Is Home Automation, and How Can It Benefit You?

Smart Home

Home automation is changing the world. Better yet, home automation has changed the world, allowing homeowners to access their home’s control devices from anywhere via their mobile device. So if you live in West Palm Beach, Florida, and you’re vacationing in Europe, you can access your home’s thermostat with a few quick taps on your phone.


Also known as The Internet of Things, home automation seamlessly connects all of your compatible devices onto the same network to offer you greater control over your comfort. When you automate your home, you control how a device should operate, when it should operate and where it should operate. Using an application and a Wi-Fi connection on your mobile device, you set a schedule for your devices. Then, they will automatically adjust to your personal preferences.

Home automation isn’t only about controlling more of your comfort, though. It’s also about keeping your family safe and healthy, helping prevent the worst case scenario. Home automation allows you to receive instant notifications about a possible danger on your property. Whether there’s an intruder or a water leak in your home, the system will alert you immediately. Day or night, you can access your home’s automated network and change its settings instantly.

Home Automation Lets You Control These Devices From Anywhere in the World:

  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Lights
  • Appliances
  • Electrical outlets
  • HVAC systems
  • Alarm systems
  • Doors, windows and locks
  • Smoke detectors
  • Surveillance cameras


As of 2015, there were more than 4.5 million smart homes in the United States. That number continues to grow as more homeowners realize the benefits of installing a high-quality home automation system in their homes.

Control and Convenience

Technology is allowing homeowners to take more control over their comfort. From changing the TV’s channel while sitting on the couch to dimming the lights while lying underneath a blanket in bed, you’re able to adjust your home’s devices without moving more than a finger. With home automation, the list of devices you can control continues to grow. Whether it’s your home’s temperature or your stereo’s volume, now you can program everything to turn on or off – or go higher or lower or louder or quieter – in an instant. All you need is a mobile device and a Wi-Fi connection.

Health and Safety

While comfort is a top concern, your family’s health and safety are priorities. With home automation, you’ll ensure your home is always under surveillance. When you return home from work, you can set your system to automatically turn the lights on and open the garage door before you pull into the driveway. With a few basic products, you can arm your home and receive alerts if something is amiss. If you forget to lock the door, you can do that from afar, too.

Energy and Cost Savings

The biggest benefit of home automation is that it pays for itself in no time. You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save on energy costs. In fact, you can increase your comfort and save even more by zoning your home. From turning off your home’s lights when you’re away to automatically adjusting your thermostat throughout the day, home automation works to maximize your family’s comfort at the lowest price possible. Simply set it, and forget it.

If you’re interested in learning more about home automation and how you can benefit from it, contact Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air at (561) 708-4989 . With decades of experience delivering 100-percent satisfaction to our customers, you can count on our team to recommend, offer and install the highest quality home automation products on the market.