By Gene And Katie Hamilton
The experts at Consumer Reports, the non-profit membership organization, looked at the complexity and benefits of making some smart home upgrades to improve the value of your home. Here’s a look at some of them. Use the link to compare the cost of doing the job yourself with hiring a contractor. Add your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.
1. Replace your thermostat with a smart model.
Cost to Install a Programmable Thermostat
Cost to Install a Self-learning Thermostat
2. Protect your home with a video doorbell.
Cost to Install a Security Camera
Cost to Install a Wireless Video Intercom
3. Install a smart lock to secure the front door.
Cost to Install a Keyless Lock
Cost to Install a Keyless Deadbolt Lock