12 Smart Home Hacks That Can Save You Big

From home security to energy savings, there are plenty of ways to add convenience to your home, saving energy and giving yourself more free yourself are just a couple.

Although they may entail a bigger upfront cost, smart devices like thermostats and LED bulbs can offer you more comfort with the ability to control them remotely, while using up to 70% less energy.

Smart security is one of the other benefits of a smart home, which aside from the visibility of outdoor cameras that can deter thieves, will also let you be in touch with what's going on at home from when you're away.

All in all, building a smart home can save you time and money, and can be a great conversation starter when you host guests. Whether your main concern is energy efficiency or home security check out more smart home tips from mint.com.