Wondering how much of your smart home to DIY?
It all depends on your skill level, the type of equipment, and whether you have the time or not.
Basically, with any home automation you DIY, you should be comfortable with technology, phone apps, home networking, and trouble-shooting your equipment when it’s not quite working out like it should.
Some smart-tech, such as lighting, is pretty easy to install. Thermostats require some knowledge of wiring so you don’t hurt yourself or damage your HVAC system, and smart-locks are notorious for being difficult to install yourself.
You just have to decide what you’re comfortable with.
If you DIY and find you need help, your electrician or HVAC expert can be called in. It might cost around a few hundred dollars for a visit and more if they need to return to fix problems as they occur.
We recommend starting with a smart home package deal that includes installation and customer support. This allows you to select the most important devices for you to start with, and it makes everything a lot easier on you. These companies often offer 24/7 alarm monitoring as part of a package as well. Which, if you’re planning on any sort of security, it would be a good idea to get the monitoring.
Using a home automation company to upgrade to a smart home can be more cost-effective over the long run since they usually offer troubleshooting, support, and good warranties on equipment. But of course, each situation is different. So, shop around, collect many quotes, and go the best route for your situation.
You can call around yourself, or you can let Home Professionals do all the work finding a professional for you. We can connect you to the best quotes and professionals. Just fill out the form below.
Whichever you choose, let’s get your house up and running as soon as possible.
Once you’ve got everything integrated, you’re going to love how much home automation improves your life.