In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common plumbing areas of a given home where smart home and home automation themes are beginning to have an impact. Home automation can not only make several pluming areas more convenient and remove some hassle from your life, but will also often provide simple ways for you to save money in the process.
At My Buddy the Plumber, we’re happy to provide a wide range of plumbing services throughout Provo, from major jobs like tankless water heater installation through simple upkeep and maintenance of your system. As smart home features become more and more common in many households, we’ve assisted many clients looking to integrate these concepts into certain parts of their plumbing system. Here are a few more examples of how you might be able to put home automation to good use within your plumbing setup.
Various Smart Appliances
For those looking for a combination of water and energy conservation plus convenience, there are few better smart home features than smart appliances. There are numerous such options out there within the plumbing realm: Faucets designed to detect their fill levels and automatically maintain them, washing machines you can activate or shut down remotely, and numerous others.
Not only do these items make your daily use simpler and more accessible, they also often help pre-empt major drops in water usage. They do this by automatically tracking things like water levels and usage needs, areas we tend to gloss over when operating appliances manually.
Have you been frustrated about your sprinkler system and how difficult it is to control? Especially during periods of rain and other weather, it can be very tough to keep full control over a manual sprinkler system.
This is where smart irrigation comes in. These systems can perform numerous tasks, from tracking soil status to inform watering needs to noting weather changes that might impact the way certain plants or grasses should be watered. You might be shocked at how advanced some of these systems are, even for homeowners with detailed gardens or landscapes.
Sump Pump Automation
Finally, the sump pump is a vital component typically located in the basement, one that detects leakage from plumbing systems that might be impacting your groundwater levels – then pumps this water away if needed. A smart sump pump system, however, will do more than this: It will give you real-time data and diagnostics on your water levels and sump pump activity, including situations where it needs maintenance or isn’t working for some reason. It can also send you emergency notifications if a flood or major water damage are taking place in your home, including if you aren’t home to deal with it.
For more on how to integrate smart home features into your plumbing system, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services in Provo, speak to the staff at My Buddy the Plumber today.