Renters can be a very selective crowd. Although they aren't actually looking to purchase, they are looking for many of the features and amenities that come along with owning a home. This is especially true when it comes to smart technology. The convenience and energy savings that these types of features offer make them especially appealing. There are a number of smart home additions you can install to make your rental property more attractive.

Smart Outlets

These days, many of the electronic devices people use on a regular basis, including smartphones and tablets, rely on a USB cord for charging. How convenient would it be if you could just stick the USB cord directly in the outlet without the need of an adapter? Smart outlets can offer this convenience.

These outlets have traditional three-prong sockets, but they also have a built-in USB adapter. Even if you don't install this type of outlet in every room, having one in the kitchen, bedrooms and living room is a good place to begin.

Smart Lights

Smart lights serve the same purpose as traditional light bulbs. However, they can be controlled through the use of a smartphone application or Wi-Fi connection. Smart bulbs can be preset to power on or off at a specific time or they can be remotely controlled when the tenant is away from home.

For properties that require the tenant to cover the cost of their electricity, this type of control can help keep their costs lower, which is an advantage. After the tenant vacates, you can simply disconnect their access to the bulb by pressing the reset button on the bulb, allowing the next tenant to easily pair it with their device.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats aren't just programmable. They also have the ability to monitor habits. For example, if an individual routinely adjust their thermostat three-degrees higher around 9pm each night, the thermostat will register this change and eventually begin making the temperature adjustment on its own.

Similar to smart lights, this feature increases comfort and can help reduce energy costs. Programmable thermostats can also increase the efficiency level at which the comfort system is operated. In turn, this can reduce wear and tear, which can ultimately reduce your maintenance cost and increase the system's lifespan.

Smart home additions don't always have to be major. Make sure you are taking advantage of the many smart additions you can bring to your rental property. While these features can improve the inside, consider hiring a professional service to maintain the outdoors, such as Marcine Investments Ltd, to make the most of out of your property.