The long-term savings make investing in smart home automation systems worth the upfront cost. Smart home systems will help you stay connected and save money. Using smart outlets and lights will reduce standby consumption and unnecessary use. Installing a smart thermostat can make your heating and cooling system 10 to 15% more efficient, thereby reducing the cost of utilities. Appliances aren’t the only way to automate your home: you can also control water lines, the gardening system, and security devices, all with a few taps of your smartphone. Every homeowner wants to save money on the associated costs, and updating to smart systems can help home owners accomplish that goal.