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Smart home technology. From voice-activated faucets to thermostats, it seems that technology has finally caught up to the home. Alexa’s name is spoken hundreds of times per day to do multiple things giving homeowners the convenience of managing multiple tasks even when not at home. There are multiple benefits to a smart home including:
More and more companies are creating their products to either be compatible with smart home technology or to already have it integrated into the device itself. These features are becoming more popular with homeowners but what exactly does it entail? Read on to learn more about smart homes, and the benefits it has for you and your family.
What is smart home technology?
The term refers to the usage of networked devices in the home that allows the owner to control features such as temperature, locks, and lights with the touch of a button. It can be managed through smart home apps, phones, and even tablets. Smart home technology allows you to control your home even when you are away and provides you with peace of mind at the touch of a button.
Where to use smart home technology.
The possibilities are ever-growing, from faucets that are controlled by your voice to coffee makers that can be programmed to have that warm liquid ready in the morning, your daily routines will become easier and more efficient. Even the holidays can be less stressful when you program the lights to go on and off at a certain time. Using smart home technology allows you to focus on the important things like family time and not worry about the daily tasks since they can be taken care of ahead of time.
What are smart home appliances?
Simply put, your appliances such as the refrigerator, are connected to your device where you can control it from anywhere and gather information. Though it may sound more like a science project than a home appliance, this smart home technology can take your appliances to the next functional level. Some of the options available but not limited to:
Washers and dryers
Be sure to ask your designer about what options are available for you and ways they can be incorporated into your design.
Why should you use smart home technology?
The benefits are numerous. Want your home a certain temperature before getting home? You can program it or simply tell it through your phone app. Need to preheat the oven for the family dinner? Just push the button through your device. Wanting to save money on utility bills? By programming your home to turn off the lights at a certain time, maintain it at a certain temperature, and saving water usage, your energy efficiency will improve which in turn saves you money. Safety is another benefit of using smart home technology. Afraid you might have left the stove on? Just pull up the app on your device and check. Wondering if you locked the back door? Make sure you did by looking at your app. Certain appliances are also programmed to let you know if there is a problem, such as a furnace overheating. The safety of your family and your peace of mind has no price tag. Read more about the benefits here.
Is smart home technology for you?
Curious if this could be a good option for you? Be sure to talk with your designer about how you can integrate this into your design. With over 20 years of experience helping clients find exactly what they need for their home and lifestyle, we are ready to assist you in your renovation journey. Serving more than 15 counties, our reputation continues to spread as a company that cares about its clients and delivers superb quality products and services. Come visit our showroom located only an hour from Charlotte, Hickory, and Asheville.