Smart Devices

Tech to make life easier


There are many modern electrical devices that can make your home more comfortable for your family’s needs. Some of the most popular upgrades that Home Mechanics does are surge protection, outlet upgrades with USB, dimmer switches, and smart home connectivity. We also offer automatic lights that are fully functional throughout your home. If living in a modern home is important to you, our certified electricians can help. 


There are many benefits to device upgrades including enhanced safety and lower utility bills. Some of the smart device options that we offer are:

  • Nest Learning Thermostat
  • LeakSmart Water Leak Sensor
  • Nest Outdoor security camera
  • Nest Hello Doorbell Camera
  • Nest Smoke + CO Alarm

Every customer can benefit from one of these smart home solutions. Reach out to Home Mechanics today to learn more.

News & Advice


June 8, 2024

As temperatures rise during hot summer months in Boston, homeowners often think about how to keep their homes cool while managing their energy costs. There are all kinds of things to consider, and options for every budget. Here are our favorite ways to make home more comfortable in the hottest part of the year.Inexpensive solutions

Summer Energy Savings: Beat the Heat in Boston

May 24, 2024

At the end of the day, any heating or cooling system needs to make your home base more comfortable. You want every room, for every person, at any time of day to be the right temperature. In an area like New England which has increasingly hot summers and cold winters, your HVAC system is mission

Ducted vs Ductless HVAC: Which Is Better in Boston?

May 11, 2024

The hottest thing in HVAC, especially here in Massachusetts, is heat pumps. You are forgiven if you don’t really know what a heat pump is and you’re even more confused about why the words ductless and mini-split sometimes come up in the same breath.HVAC is indeed a little confusing, so it’s not unusual for people

A Bostonian’s Guide to Heat Pumps and Ductless Mini-Splits

FAQ / Tips


How does home automation technology work?

Home automation technology refers to the latest innovations that are built to enhance our daily life. Most of the time, they are installed onto your home appliances and furnishings. Establishment of home automation can turn your home smarter and more valuable. Since it allows full control of your household equipment, it can help cut down your energy consumption significantly. It also enables you to track your house using your smartphone devices when you are away for work or vacation.

Is it possible to install home automation to an existing or older house?

Definitely! Several home automation systems can also improve the efficiency and value of existing or older houses. Sometimes, all it takes is a stable network connection plus a smartphone to enable access and control to your home automation. If you are worried about all the headaches in rewiring and retrofitting, we can assist in installing wireless home automation that operates through batteries.

How long does home automation installation usually take?

It depends on the household items you want to automate, plus the scope of the installation services needed. Fitting of smart lights in your bedroom may only take a few hours, longer if you want them distributed across the house. Complete smart home installations, however, also take longer since it involves almost every system in your home. Most of them take more than a week to complete, especially if the service requires a Tasker to plan the whole thing.

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