People in Johnson County think the cost of a smart home system is well worth the investment.
You, as a smart homeowner, want to know what something can cost before calling around trying to buy it. This is especially smart when it comes to installing a system that changes how your house works (for the better).
In this post, you can discover how much people are investing in a high-quality home automation system. You can also find out what can cause the price to change.
What’s The Cost Of A Smart Home System?
The cost of a smart home system ranges from $15,000 to $120,000 and possibly higher. The price can change based on the size of your home, your choice of automated features, brand, electrical issues, and potential subscription fees.
Base smart home installation cost
The cost of basic home automation is about $15,000. This includes a single home app to control your television and music system, garage door, interior lighting, exterior lighting, doorbell camera, surveillance, and security system for a 3,000 square foot home.
Average smart home installation cost
The cost of the average smart home system is about $40,000. This includes a single home app to control your television and music system, garage door, interior lighting, exterior lighting, fan, thermostats, door locks, doorbell camera, surveillance, and security system for a 5,000 square foot home.
High-end smart home installation cost
The cost to install a high-end smart home system is about $120,000. This includes a single home app to control your television and music system, garage door, interior lighting, exterior lighting, fan, thermostats, door locks, doorbell camera, surveillance, and security system for an 8,000 square foot home.
What Mainly Changes The Cost Of A Smart Home System?
The size of your home
Your home size changes how much work and materials your project needs.
If you have a larger home we’ll need more materials and equipment to outfit it properly. It’ll also take more time and possibly manpower to complete. Smaller homes are usually less expensive to outfit because they don’t take as much time or labor.
Your choice of automated features
The smart home features you choose will change the price of your home automation project.
Some features are more expensive than others. Others have a more complex installation process, which takes more work and time to complete. Some aren’t as expensive and are easier to install.
The brands your contractor uses
You’ll want to find out what brand of electronics your contractor is planning on using.
Some brands have better systems. They’re more reliable, will give you a better experience, and come with a great warranty. These systems will cost more than any lower-quality brand.
The lower-quality ones may not perform as well as you hope they will. They cost less because they don’t deliver as great of an experience.
Electrical issues with your home
This mainly involves older homes that have out-of-date wiring.
Older homes tend to have older wiring which needs updating to be able to safely run a home automation system. They also tend to have fewer outlets and power sources. You may need to add some.
Potential subscription fees
You may need to subscribe to get the most out of certain parts of your home automation system.
It depends on what your contractor installs. They should tell you before starting any work if you’ll need to pay for anything to be able to use it to the fullest.
It’s An Investment, Not A Cost
A smart home system is a large home improvement project. This makes it more of an investment than a cost. It’s best to invest in a high-quality system so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
We here at Longwire believe in giving you an experience that’s the same high quality as the brands we use. You can contact us to talk about your project or learn more on our home automation and smart home system page.