Devices to Turn Your House into a Smart Home
You would find that Smart Home is a term that is used quite frequently in the present day. With technology advancing at pretty much lightning speed, there is no doubt that in the next decade there would be a ‘regular’ home in the country.
Smart home devices are so commonly available now, and at very affordable prices, so it is quite easy to turn your home into a smart home. Here are a few devices we found on FirstEnergy Home that can make it easy to take the first step into making your home smart.
Indoor Smart Starter Package
Retailing for $108.98, FirstEnergy offers its customers with an Indoor Smart Starter Package, which is ideal to give you a head start into having your own smart home experience. Here is what you can find in this package:
- Sengled Smart Multicolor Wi-Fi Bulbs
- Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug
- Google Nest Mini
All three smart devices that are included in the package connect to the home Wi-Fi network, and are accessible as well as controllable through their respective mobile applications from smartphones; that means you can also control the devices remotely.
The greatest part is that with the Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker, there is the option of enabling voice control for the other two smart devices, along with any others that are already in your home – including your smartphone too! The three smart devices in the smart starter pack are also portable, so you can take them with you whenever you move.
Here are the specifications for the Sengled Smart Bulbs. They can be scheduled to follow certain timings according to which they turn on or off. The brightness can also be adjusted, along with changing colors other than just warm ad white tones – around 16 million colors might we add, with a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours!
With the Wemo Smart Plug, any electronic that you plug into it can be controlled remotely, through its mobile app and of course through voice assistants like Alexa and the Google Assistant. it fits anything from lamps to space heaters as well, and when set to its ‘Away Mode’ it can operate the plug by turning the devices on or off depending on your movement.
As for the Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker, read on below.
Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker
Just like it fits in great with an Indoor Smart Starter Pack by FirstEnergy, the Google Nest Mini smart speaker is the perfect device to give you all the smart home feels, whether you have other smart devices around or not.
If you happen to have any other smart devices around your home, like smart lights, a smart thermostat, even a smart oven for that matter, you can enable voice control for these devices and appliances instead of just controlling them through their mobile applications. Syncing your smartphone to the Nest Mini lets you dictate and send texts, have your emails read out to you, and take calls while you’re occupied with something – hands-free help if you will.
Apart from being able to sync and enabling voice control for other smart devices, the Nest Mini serves as a literal speaker where you can play all the music you want, from the millions of options available on YouTube or even just your Spotify playlist for that matter. It also lets you carry out basic searches like ‘what colors make a green shade?’ or the traffic situation on your daily route, or even the weather forecast for the day. There is so much that you can do with a smart speaker around the house.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
A Smart home isn’t complete unless you get a smart thermostat. Not only is it a brilliant device to have in terms of the technology that it brings with it, but its energy efficiency feature is what can bring down your utility bills, like heating and cooling bills, significantly.
The Nest Learning thermostat is lauded for its ability to quite literally learn your preferred temperatures based on patterns. That means without you having to pick up your phone, the device can adjust itself throughout the day to keep temperatures at a level that is comfortable for the home.
And of course, just like all smart devices, the Nest Learning Thermostat can be controlled from the Google Home app – and from wherever you are. So when you’re driving back home from work on a cold winter night, you can switch on the thermostat so that you can come back to a warm, cozy home.
Smart devices are known to bring about the convenience we didn’t know we needed, along with several other brilliant features including the best one being energy efficiency. Given the current climate situation who wouldn’t want to do their part in setting a green footprint? You can find these smart home devices at first energy electric, along with several other home-related professional services all under one roof. Head on over to www.firstenergyhome.com today and check out their massive catalog of smart home devices!