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Smart Home Automation: How Smart Home Fan Works

By Ben Shepardson | November 5, 2019

Smart homes have moved from big-city concept shows to become a reality. More homeowners now prioritize home automation when planning home improvement projects. Homebuyers, on the other hand, look for smart tech features when looking for a place to stay. Smart homes are more energy-efficient and this is something every home buyers look for in a new place. By 2022, projections for the global smart home industry will reach over $53 billion.

Smart homes are safer, more secure, more comfortable and the technology adds to the value of your property on the market.

If you want to harness the power of a smart home, you need to identify the most suitable devices and appliances to install.  For most homeowners, such devices range from thermostats, light systems, door access, cameras to entertainment systems. However, you should also consider adding a smart home fan to the list.

Smart Home Fans in Brief

In most homes, a ceiling fan is essential for air conditioning. These devices work by pushing cool air down and thus improving the indoor air quality.

When used in tandem with a central air conditioning (AC) system, they keep the indoor air cool and also help cut your energy costs. For this combination to work more effectively, you need to upgrade your ceiling fan.

Smart ceiling fans like any other smart devices operate automatically. They work through voice commands, mobile device operations or programming. It is also possible to link the best smart ceiling fans to your thermostat for more coordinated home air conditioning in your home.

It might look like an unnecessary expense until you consider the benefits this smart system offers. These include convenience in air conditioning and reduction of energy consumption. You will always enjoy comfortable indoor air in your smart home.

These devices are modern-looking, sleek and look cool. They add a dash of contemporary style to your home’s décor. If you want to spruce up your interior décor, you should consider adding a smart ceiling fan.

Installing smart home ceiling Fans

How do you get started with smart ceiling fans? There are two options:

Upgrading Your Old Ceiling Fan

Whatever type of remote-controlled ceiling fan you have at home, it is now possible to upgrade it to a smart fan. This process might require some technical knowhow. It is thus advisable to use a certified HVAC technician for the job.

For old ceiling fans with an IR module, it is possible to upgrade using smart fan kits available on the market. These use Wi-Fi or other protocols to enable both IR and RF signals. The idea is to control your ceiling fan anywhere via a smartphone APP.

With this technology, it is also possible to add voice-control your remote-controlled ceiling fan through Alexa and Google's assistant.

It is also possible to replace a ceiling fan’s dedicated wall switch with a smart one. You will find ZigBee (GE), and Z-Wave (also GE) and Wi-Fi (LutronCaseta) switch models on the market.

Buy a New Smart Ceiling

If you don’t have an existing ceiling fan, buying a smart one is the best choice. If you want to leverage the sleek look of the new smart ceiling fan, it is also a good idea to replace the old one.

You will find the new ceiling fan will easily integrate into your existing smarthome system. You can also choose a Wi-Fi smart fan that doesn’t require a smart hub.

The new smart fans are modern-looking, easy to install and automate, energy-efficient and come in a variety of colors and texture styles.

They are silent and compatible with popular smart home digital assistants including Alexa, Google, and Nest. Most brands support all of the major smart home ecosystems.

Wrapping Up

If you want to join the smart home revolution, a smart home fan is an innovative idea. This technology not only makes your home more comfortable but also cuts your home’s energy spending. It is also a great way to improve the market value of your property.

Ben Shepardson is a Realty Biz News Contributing Writer and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, he worked doing enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small business customers.
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