What is a smart home and how much does it really cost? Comprehensive guide to smart home costs.

Explore the real costs of installing a smart home in your house. This guide will help you understand why it’s worth investing in home automation.

Published 15.04.2024 16:29 – 7 min

Technology has now become an integral part of life, penetrating even our homes and apartments. Despite the growing number of smart home solutions available on the market, many of us still approach the concept of intelligent homes with caution, considering it a luxurious whim unaffordable for the average user. But is this really the case? In this article, we will delve into the costs associated with installing a smart home system and examine how it affects later expenses.


What is smart home technology and how does it revolutionize our homes?

Before discussing the costs and savings associated with owning a smart home, it’s important to start by explaining what smart home technology actually is and how it affects the lives of residents.


A smart home is not just a modern trend, but above all a response to the growing need for time savings, while automating everyday tasks. It is a concept that involves integrating various systems and devices found in the home into a single cohesive ecosystem that enables their remote control and programming according to individual preferences.


Thanks to this technology, our home becomes something like an organism that performs most of the daily activities automatically and without constant supervision. Access to a full range of functionalities, including managing lighting, temperature, blinds, or the alarm system, is done through a phone app or touch panels. All this makes the home easier to maintain, the space more usable, and gives us more free time.

How much does it cost to equip a house with smart home technology?

Now that we know what a smart home system is, it’s time to move on to the costs of its installation in a house. In order to thoroughly explain this topic, we will go through the actual costs of the system, and then compare how they stack up against a traditional electrical installation.


Let’s start with the fact that the price of a smart home system depends on several factors. The first and most important is the number of control modules to which we will want to connect individual devices or systems of devices later. Another significant factor is the choice of equipment to integrate and its functionality, that is, what and how advanced we want to control from our system. This also involves ordering the appropriate number of control panels, tailored to individual preferences or interior decor.


Implementing a smart home system cannot occur without an installer who will handle the connection, integration, and programming of the system according to our requirements. The cost of such an installation varies depending on the company or electrician we choose. On the Grenton website, you can contact our team and get an estimated quote for the Grenton Smart Home System devices excluding the implementation costs. Check it out here – estimate project costs.

Traditional versus smart home electrical installation

Every home, whether built with a traditional or modern approach, requires an electrical installation. Regardless of what we decide, it is still a significant expense that must be included in the budget. Moreover, modern homes have been enhanced with new devices and systems that make traditional installations insufficient. This necessitates the purchase of new equipment and improvements at a later date. Let’s take a closer look at how the costs of construction and operation are distributed between traditional and smart electrical installations in the four most important areas:

In the case of a smart installation, changing individual settings and integrating with additional devices is very simple and intuitive. Although smart installations require a larger initial investment, they prove to be cheaper to maintain and more cost-effective in the long run. Consequently, a smart home system costs about 30% more than a traditional electrical installation, but the benefits of its implementation are incomparably bigger.

Saving with a smart home system

We have already mentioned that a smart home not only offers lower costs in the long-term perspective of use but also savings. Inefficient energy use, especially in times of dizzying energy price increases, leads to very high and uncontrolled bills. Implementing the Grenton Smart Home System allows for easy monitoring and optimization of energy and heating consumption in real-time. In practice, this means that the system automatically controls lighting and heating depending on external conditions and the current use of individual rooms. It decides when it is cost-effective, to switch on the air conditioning, recuperation or furnace, among other things, to create an ideal climate for the residents.


The system also responds to upcoming changes related to the way energy consumption is billed. The introduction of dynamic tariffs, where the price of electricity can change every 15 minutes according to the plan, will significantly impact current bills. There is a great opportunity to reduce them if we manage electricity consumption at home correctly.

Constantly checking current prices and deciding which electrical devices to turn on at any given moment can prove to be exceptionally uncomfortable, and even impossible. Therefore, in the Grenton Smart Home System, we have implemented solutions that will automate this process.


The system itself will monitor current energy prices, creating plans and schedules that reduce electricity usage. You no longer have to wonder whether it is the right moment to start the washing machine, activate the cleaning robot, or charge an electric car. The integration of the smart home system with photovoltaic panels, which will serve as a backup energy source when the grid electricity price is high, can prove invaluable here.

Estimate costs of your smart home

In conclusion, investing in a smart home represents a strategic approach that brings direct benefits such as savings, modernity, and comfort, offering long-term value from both a financial and future-oriented perspective. Therefore, if after reading this article you are considering installing a smart home system in your home and want to know the estimated cost, please contact our team who will provide you with all the necessary information.

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