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Smart House Viewing Checklist: Ensure Cost-Efficiency with Electric, Heating, and Plumbing Inspections

Although a comparatively new concept, the idea of smart houses is penetrating the British mind at a paced rate. According to a report almost 62.4% of the population of the UK is already in the path of transforming their homes to smart ones. The same report suggests that this rate will reach 115.3% by 2028. 


The main aspects or criteria that people are emphasising on throughout this transformation are efficiency of gadgets that includes, saving electricity, domestic heating and smooth plumbing. The biggest concern in this field however is cost effectiveness, transforming a normal home into a smart one is a highly cost inducing activity, and home owners obviously want the worth of every penny that they spend. 


Efficient choice and use of gadgets along with maintaining cost efficiency seems like a bit of a task especially for the inexperienced first generation smart home owners. However, following this simple checklist for ensuring all necessary components of a smart home might help to take off the burden: 

 

Smart home checklist 



Electrical inspection

Perhaps the most important component of a smart home are the electrical commodities. These include, but are not limited to smart lights, smart thermostat, home voice assistant, smart door locks and security cameras. Check the condition of electrical outlets, switches, and wiring for signs of wear, damage, or outdated components. Test all outlets to ensure they are functional and properly grounded. Look for any exposed wires or overloaded circuits that may pose safety hazards.


Heating system evaluation

Smart radiators, an evolution in domestic heating technology, offer enhanced functionality and energy efficiency. Similar to smart lighting, these devices utilise internet connectivity for operation. Most smart radiators include a companion app for remote control via smartphones. 


This app unlocks additional features such as precise temperature regulation, scheduling, and timers, surpassing traditional domestic heating systems in performance. With smart radiators, users can effortlessly manage temperature settings with a few taps on their phone, optimising electric energy usage. 


Leveraging machine learning, these systems adjust temperatures based on factors like time of day and external climate conditions. Consult with a professional HVAC technician or energy auditor to conduct a thorough inspection and provide recommendations for optimising the heating system's performance and energy efficiency along with repairing or installing smart domestic heating systems. 


Plumbing Assessments

Smart plumbing is a part of home automation that makes life easier with features like smart leak detectors, water shut-off valves, and AI-powered irrigation systems. Accurate Backflow Testing & Plumbing provides top-notch installation and repair services for all smart home plumbing needs. 


By tracking water use and making adjustments, it is possible to save energy and reduce carbon footprints by controlling the use of the water heater. Increased energy efficiency also cuts down the water and electricity bill. 


Corvee services to the rescue!

Choosing or transforming to a smart home can be quite a stressful task. However, Corvee services are here to help. Contact today for a full quotation!

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