The national government will now be offering a $25,000 HomeBuilder grant for renovations and new builds
There is an eligibility criteria for the HomeBuilder scheme, you must:
- Be a natural person ( i.e not a company or trust)
- Be and Australian citizen, aged 18 years or older
- Spending between $150,000 – $750,000 on a renovation that is for a home that has been valued at less than $1.5million (pre-renovation)
- Be on an income less than $200,000 for couples and $125,00 for individuals
- Be building a new home worth less than $750,000 (including land value).
Importantly, the tax-free grant will apply to all homeowners, not just first home buyers.
All types of dwellings will be eligible under the HomeBuilder scheme. However, the grant cannot be used on any additions to the property that are separate to the home, such as a pool, tennis court, outdoor spa and saunas, sheds or garages.
So, what does this mean for Home Automation?
Are you looking to safeguard your home? Worried about how secure your home is when you are at work? tired of coming home to a cold dark home during the winter months and fed up with paying exorbitant energy bills?
Turning your home into a Smart home may well be the answer. Smart home technology refers to your homes systems, appliances or devices which can be independently and remotely controlled. Your Homes thermostats, lights, speakers, TVS, security cameras, locks, appliances and more can all be connected into one system which can be controlled by your smart phone or touch screen device from anywhere in the world.
Smart home automation is a luxury which allows you to tap into high tech functionality which makes life easier, more enjoyable, can reduce your energy bills and can afford you peace of mind. So what are the advantages exactly?
CONVENIENCE & COMFORT
The convenience of managing your home devices from one place is significant. Remote control of your homes’ home functions from a distance is convenience and luxury combined. If you’re in a hurry and wish to get dinner started, you can have your oven preheat whilst you’re on your way home. You can set your heater and lights to come on 5
minutes before you get home and you can see who is at your front door in real time. Worried you may have left your electric blanket on? No problem. Check and turn it off from\ the touch of your mobile.
PEACE OF MIND FOR YOUR HOMES SECURITY
Incorporating security and surveillance features in your smart home network, the benefits to your home security are endless. Home automation systems can connection motion detectors, automated door locks, surveillance cameras throughout your home and can be
activated from your mobile before going to bed or even if you are on the other side of the world. We can tailor alerts so you can receive alert notifications anyway you choose!
SAVINGS & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
You can make your space more energy efficient by having precise control over your heating and cooling with a programmable smart thermostat that learns your schedule and temperature preferences. It can then recommend the most energy efficient settings throughout the day whilst taking into consideration the temperature outside. Lights and shades can be programmed to switch to evening mode as the suns sets, and lights can be automated to turn on and off as you leave or enter a room ultimately saving you money on your energy bills whilst reducing your carbon footprint.
IMPROVED APPLIANCE FUNCTIONALITY
Smart homes can help you manage your appliances more efficiently. A smart TV will help you find better apps and channels tailored to your viewing preferences. A smart oven will assist you to cook your favourite food to perfection, so you don’t have to worry about over
or undercooking. Want to finish the movie you started in the front room in your bedroom? Want recommendations of what movie to watch next based on your preferences? Leave it to your smarthome!
You can monitor how often you watch TV, what kinds of meals you cook in your oven, the type of food you keep in your fridge and monitor the energy consumption habits over time. From these insights, you can analyse your habits and behaviours and making changes to achieve the lifestyle you desire. Do not worry about the technology, AUE can install the system and show you how to manage your home automation systems from an app on your phone. Adelaide Urban Electrical can provide a free quote to tailor home automation for you home and your needs.
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