Here’s How Predictive Maintenance Helps You Unlock Value In Your Home
July 1, 2021
Every homeowner is well aware of the fact that home maintenance is a crucial and recurring responsibility. Owning a house is one of the highest expenses in most people's lives, therefore the quality of your living environment must be optimized to have a great quality of life. However, when it comes to home maintenance, most people follow a “reactionary” approach, i.e., only seeking to fix problems after they’ve occurred. This is highly risky for a multitude of reasons.
What if there’s a water leak in your house? Or if your HVAC’s electrical board is malfunctioning, using electric power when not needed? These problems occur in over 1 in 50 households annually. Water leaks cause over $7,000 in damage on average when they occur. Even on a lesser scale, being unable to access insights or data about the health of your home such as temperature or humidity can lead to mold and mildew in crawl spaces, basements and attics, causing harmful air in living spaces. What’s the solution? Predictive maintenance.
What Is Predictive Maintenance Technology?
In simple terms, predictive maintenance technology allows you to monitor the health of your home using data, sensors, and artificial intelligence. Thanks to the proliferation of cloud computing, advanced data analytics, and internet-connected appliances (also known as the internet of Things) homes can be made much “smarter.” This allows a homeowner to switch from “manual” to “automated” and from “reactive” to “proactive.”
Predictive maintenance helps solve the problems we’ve listed above. For example, thanks to smart air sensors that monitor your crawlspace or attic, you can safely monitor things like humidity, temperature, and other variables that give you insight to home’s air quality. Leak detection sensors constantly scan and alert homeowners to abnormal water and moisture, under appliances (e.g., washing machines, hot water heaters, air blowers, sump pumps, dehumidifiers) and in low-points in the home for potential problems. New technology and apps enable these sensors to be monitored 24/7 providing alerts and a comprehensive insight to your home.
The best part? Predictive maintenance helps you save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and save effort! Similarly, home service providers can provide more efficient solutions to customers when it comes to household repairs, since diagnosis of problems are aided with technology. This unlocks incredible value for everyone involved—a true win-win situation!
Shipshape Helps You Unlock True Value
Data-driven maintenance for homes is undoubtedly the future, because it solves multiple problems and improves the quality of life for every homeowner. Getting used to new and disruptive technology is always tough, so that’s why we’re here to help!
If you’re interested in predictive maintenance technology and would like to know more about how you can improve your home, give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you might have or help you get started.