1. "Smart Homes aren't environmentally friendly."
Wrong. Smart homes are so environmentally friendly that they constantly overlap with the same benefits of green homes. Though they are two different types of buildings, the amount of difference is a thin line. While green homes are focused more on the sustainability of water, energy and temperature, smart homes are focused on the control of these features. One uses less of them, the other controls the use of them. Different, but similar. With smart homes, the usage is literally in your hands.
2. "Only celebrities can afford smart installations."
With that mentality, probably, but I don't think that way. If you can afford to go out to eat on the weekends, you can also afford smart living. Something as simple as having an Amazon Alexa can make your space a smart one!
3. "I'm not good with tech, I'm too old for this stuff, smart technology just isn't for me..."
The best part about smart technology is that it does all the thinking for you. It's not called smart for nothing! After allowing the experts at We Are More to do the installations, you can sit back and relax. Voice commands and single remote control make smart living as easy as anything else you're accustomed to.
4. "Your entire property has to be smart."
Not at all. Let's say you're wanting smart lighting for your bedroom but don't care to have smart lights in the kitchen. You don't need smart lighting configured throughout your home just to have it in one room. It can specifically be installed into your bedroom and nowhere else without any problems. You will always be in charge of your smart installations and the rooms you want it to be in.
5. "Smart thermostats save money."
Yes and no. It is true that smart thermostats can save thousands of dollars each year, but a regular thermostat can save just as much money if monitored. The cool thing about smart thermostats is that they are programmable and can reduce energy bills without you having to do much of anything. To keep the price down with a regular thermostat you have to constantly remember to turn it off and on. With a smart thermostat the temperature can be set to automatically change with the temperature of the home, or be controlled from your smart device. The only difference is convenience.
6. "Smart technology is only used in brand new buildings."
False. Majority of smart homes aren't (nor do they have to be) brand new. You could take a rickety old shack and turn it into a smart home in less than a day. Smart technology does not discriminate.
Do you know of any other smart "myths" that need debunking? Let us know in the comments and we'll do our best to answer your questions!
Samara Shaw does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.