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Homeowners are embracing the new paradigm of smart, automated homes. It’s the electrical planner’s job to ensure that houses are connected, which means taking care of much more than what the job has traditionally entailed.
Read on to learn what it takes to service the modern homeowner’s needs.
The global pandemic forced millions of people back into their homes, and we all had to adjust to a new way of life. The pandemic caused a global seismic rift in the economy and many businesses suffered. But it also spawned other business ideas and created jobs in different sectors. As people sequestered themselves inside, they relied on services to bring them food, medicine, and care.
Service providers such as Uber, DoorDash and cable/internet providers are thriving as the work-from-home phenomenon has taken hold and will likely not relent anytime soon.
Further, the home has always been our sanctuary. But now, it also serves as our office, classroom, gym and entertainment area. As we spend more and more time within the confines of our homes, we naturally want to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. This means making various improvements to the house — like turning a spare bedroom into a new home office, and the basement into a fitness center. Homeowners are spending their hard-earned cash to improve the places where they spend most of their time. Homeowners need to add more electrical circuits to support new equipment in their households.
This presents a great opportunity for electrical companies to expand their business. Home automation is a booming industry and is revolutionizing the way we live in and interact with our homes. Smart homes keep us connected to our sanctuaries and provide us with relevant data that is useful.
The IOT (Internet of Things)trend continues to dominate the home automation sector, and new products are springing up daily. Here are a few hot statistics on home automation.
Supporting extra computer equipment, smart devices, smart appliances and networks requires upgrades to the home infrastructure. Here are some concepts and installations that have taken off.
Electrical contractors have a unique opportunity to expand their business and tap into the numerous opportunities in the new marketplace.
Homeowners are looking for service providers to help them install, connect and maintain all the devices and appliances that make up their smart homes. This requires skilled electricians who are trained and adept in different areas. This cross-skill is a major new requirement because you might be expected to help with integrated HVAC units, sanitation automation, charging stations, and lighting and electrical panel upgrades all in the same project.
Position your business to provide solutions and support the increasing number of smart homeowners. Here are a few tips to succeed:
Qmerit provides a robust program and network for electrical businesses to plug into. They offer training and coaching to hone the skills you need to support customers. Starting with @Home EV charging stations, electricians will be given access to a large market base of qualified consumers. This will lead to more business, including maintenance agreements and other services within the smart home sphere. Get your team engaged and up to speed so they can tap into the numerous opportunities Qmerit can expose them to. Call today for more info.