Our lives have become so dependent on technology these days. The reality is that even though they look amazing, they aren’t meant only for adornment. In many cases, technology helps us live a better life. This is where a smart home comes into play.
Are you thinking of moving to a new home? What smart or connected technologies do I need to make my home run more efficiently or even smartly?
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Get started on customizing your home now! In addition to making daily tasks as simple as possible, technology can also give you more time for more enjoyable things to do in your day.
Invest in modern technology, and don’t let archaic technology thwart your success! That’s why we’ve created a list of the essentials for those looking for a hassle-free.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
We no longer have to sweep the house or clean it manually these days. Why not invest in robotic vacuum cleaners from brands such as iRobot, Ecovacs, Eufy, Neato, and Electrolux.
The vacuum cleaners clean the house at predetermined times. You can set them to sweep and mop the house very early in the morning or after you have left the house, for instance. Upon waking or returning to your house, you will find it clean and tidy.
Having your devices “talk” to each other is especially important if you want a smart or semi-smart home. A fiber-optic Internet connection might be needed for this.
This usually means that the internet company will lay at least one fiber optic cable directly to your home from a nearby substation. The only problem with this is that this service is pretty limited to certain areas in cities. So, see if this is possible in your locale. If it is, and you can afford it, then you should get this.
Energy-efficient homes are usually powered by effective technology. Investing in programmable thermostats can help you cut down your energy bills since your energy consumption accounts for a large portion of your monthly expenses. Temperatures in the home can be optimally controlled with these thermostats. Consequently, energy bills are lower, and CO2 emissions are reduced.
Energy Star Appliances
Not only do these energy-efficient appliances save you money on your utility bills, but they also minimize energy usage. When shopping for appliances, check for those with high SEER ratings. These are very energy efficient, are environmentally friendly, and will keep your home running smoothly at all times.
Wireless LED Lights
In addition to using less energy, LED lights are equally bright as traditional incandescent bulbs. Therefore, you will spend less on electricity. You can now let go of conventional on/off switches with the wireless option. A mobile app allows you to turn on these lights at any time. Some can be programmed to turn on and off at specific times.
With the world on the cusp of an environmental crisis, one of the ways we can all live in harmony with nature is to conserve resources. And the most vital of these is water. A smart faucet is an environmentally friendly faucet designed to save a lot of water. Each smart faucet unit is designed to save at least 15,000 gallons of water every year. So, if you have 5 in your home, it means you’ll save 75,000 gallons every year.