If you are new to implementing smart technology in your home, starting with an electrical inspection with Phoenix Electrician is a great idea. While many systems are wireless in operation, some components like control panels require installation. A review of existing electrical outlets and wiring is always a good idea. Phoenix Electrician is highly experienced with installing smart technology systems and in knowing what is needed to begin. Start by contacting us today. No matter where you start your thermostat, security, home entertainment, or lighting, ensuring your electrical system is up-to-date and ready provides a foundation for smart technology success. Lighting technology allows for both energy savings and secures your smartphone, the central control panel is just more examples of how smart technology makes your life easier. Systems require the use of a hub plugged into router light bulbs that can be accessorized with dimmer switches and motion detectors. The used for smart home technology is energy management. Take, for example, smart thermostats. The technology of these thermostats allows you to control the temperature in your home no matter your location. This is especially nice for cooling your home before you even leave the office. You can also control these thermostats from your phone when sick in bed. Smart thermostats sense motion and can tell when a room is not in use, adjusting the temperature accordingly. Remarkably thermostats also know the outside temperature, thanks to receiving weather information via the internet. If an issue arises concerning your home’s temperature, the system alerts you with a text. Monthly reports show your energy savings and show you how to save even more. Home technology allows for controlling certain aspects of your home. Simply defined, it is the integration of appliances and smart devices through the control of a central panel via the internet. As with any form of technology, systems are designed to make your life easier. The technology can also save you money when it comes to energy efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at ways you can use smart home technology for your home with the help of Phoenix Electrician. It is prominent to not only know which types are efficient but also which type is safe when used with dimmable switches. Whether CFLs, Halogens, or LEDs, bulbs that are not designed to be dimmed can create problems ranging from shortened led lives to potential electrical fires; that said, dimmable CFLs or LEDs are typically the best choices for both function and efficiency. At Phoenix Electrician, we recommend LEDs because of the produce the least amount of heat while emitting quality light that retains a stabled color even when dimmed, thus making it a favorite choice; they also rank among the most energy-efficient bulbs available. One minor but a potential problem with LEDs is the presence of a TRIAC semiconductor in your home. TRIACs are devices that create a pulse of electric current rather than a steady flow. This was a method of reducing energy usage. It works well with incandescent lighting, but it can be damaging to LED bulbs due to the way they utilize electricity.