Smarter Homes: The Future is Now

If you follow home design trends, you may have heard the term ‘smart home’ before, and this tech-inspired design trend is quickly making its way into homes everywhere. A smart home is a home is a home equipped with features (lighting, heating, etc.) and electronics that can be controlled remotely by a phone or computer.

2019 is the year that experts in the smart home industry predict that automated homes will be as mainstream as top 40 music. Based on surveys, devices that can cut home costs are among the top priorities for homeowners right now, and you can be on top of that trend before everyone else is.

At Genesis, we’re starting to incorporate automated home devices into our newest home designs, such as the ones in the Airdrie community of Pier 11. One of the biggest innovations we’re proud to be using in our newest homes, are NEST thermostats.

Most people leave the house at one temperature and forget to change it. So the NEST learning thermostat learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and the NEST thermostat can lower your heating and cooling bills by 20%. [NEST]

There’s a misconception that smart home technology comes with a high price tag, but this innovative technology actually ends up saving you money. Plus, all of our Pier 11 homes come with NEST thermostats, so you get to make a move to smart home living at the affordable price people have become accustomed to with our homes.

This article in New Home Living covers a bit more about our homes in Pier 11 and the new features we’re proud to have in those homes.

If you’re not familiar with Pier 11, it’s nestled in the family-friendly community of Bayside in Airdrie. There are canals running right through the neighbourhood, bringing nature and city convenience together. You can learn about Pier 11 and our homes available there online.

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