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A Planning Guide for Smart Home Technology

Start your smart home technology project off by meeting with a professional team.

Budget & Estimate Costs Online with Our Budgeting Tool

It’s projected that more than half of U.S. households will use smart home technology by 2025. So, if you’re considering new smart home features this year, you’re not alone. With a growing number of devices and systems available, it can be a little overwhelming to know just where to start, which is why we’ve put together this quick overview to help you plan. 

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of budgeting for smart home technology and how you can easily estimate costs for your Coeur d’Alene, ID, home with a trusted online budgeting tool built by Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA).

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Set a Budget

Before you start researching and buying smart home technology, it’s best to establish a budget. Your budget will guide the scope of your project, including the types of devices and systems you purchase and installation expenses.

One important thing to remember when budgeting for any technology is that there may be ongoing maintenance and upgrade expenses in the future. Smart home technology is constantly evolving, so you’ll want to be prepared for potential upgrades or replacements down the road. But how do you know how much to budget? Try our online tool!

The Home Technology Planning Tool built by HTSA

To help you plan your smart home technology implementation, we recommend using the HTSA budgeting tool on our website. This free online tool will help you estimate the costs of a smart home implementation. To use the tool, simply answer a few questions regarding your home’s characteristics, such as the square feet, wiring, cost of living of your area, if it’s a new construction or a remodeling, and so on. With this information the tool will provide an estimated overall cost. Then you can adjust selections to see how the different devices impact your budget.

While this budgeting tool can provide a general idea of costs, it’s important to remember this is just an estimate, as you’ll receive a more concrete price when you meet with a technology expert such as ourselves.

Estimating Costs

The next step is to schedule a consultation with a professional home technology company, like Summit Technology Group. We will meet with you and discuss your vision, needs, and budget and make recommendations based on this information.

We will explore:

  • Devices and systems for your lifestyle: based on a list of wants you have, we can share solutions for smart thermostats, lighting, security, and home entertainment. 
  • Installation: we will walk through the installation process and a potential timeline. We can also answer any questions you have.
  • Network needs: smart devices are connected to your home network, so we’ll need to assess your network to see if any changes will be required to run your new devices efficiently.

A Successful Implementation

Doing the upfront work of assessing costs and setting a budget will help the implementation of your new smart home technology features go much smoother and help you start the process with confidence. 

Want to find out more? Contact us to schedule a consultation for your Coeur D’Alene, ID, smart home technology installation. Let’s get the process started!

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