Making Your Garage Smarter and More Energy Efficient

A few simple purchases can go a long way towards making your home safer, more connected and even energy efficient.

You wouldn’t think it, but the garage sees a lot of activity, and the garage door might be the culprit behind rising energy costs in your home. Luckily with a few small steps, you can let smart home technology make your garage much more energy efficient and even safer.

For most of us, replacing garage doors are out of the question – but luckily in most cases you can attach a device to your garage door to make it smart. These smart garage door devices can even pair with your NEST thermostat to turn your home into “away” mode as soon drive out of the garage!

If you’re worried about a drafty garage, there’s even a very cool smart thermal imaging camera you can attach to your phone that shows heating and cooling leaks!

Watch the video below for the low down on how to make the often forgotten garage much smarter and more energy efficient.

Products shown in this video:

Chamberlain MyQ  / Flir One / NEST

If you’re in the market to buy a home, why not look at smart ones? Head over to the advanced search on coldwellbanker.com and click on “Smart Homes Only.”

Senior Manager, Consumer Engagement at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. In his role he works on all national TV and online advertising initiatives, heads the brands’ internal video production as well as a slew of other projects. He’s held other roles within the Marketing Department ranging from Previews & Product Development to the day to day management of the coldwellbanker.com redesign. Besides being a marketer, Gustavo is a musician, writer, film & TV buff, avid sports fan, cereal aficionado, traveler, Tumblr and Tweeter.

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