Many young adults are too young to remember home fixtures like wood burning fireplaces and baseboard heaters. They’ve grown up in an entirely different world, one that brims with technical advances in every corner of their home.
The phrase “smart home technology” has become common only in the last few years, but it encompasses developments that are growing at an incredibly rapid pace. Freshly built homes are being equipped with intelligent technical systems, and rental properties demand similar upgrades to attract more renters.
Everything from the thermostats in your home to your television has become interconnected to create a world of intelligent technology that makes every facet of our lives a lot easier. In fact, many commonplace things are available to us now because of smart home technology.
- Create Renewable Energy
Solar panels and wind energy can be easily integrated into your home now. You can avoid using non-renewable resources and expensive electricity by replacing them with the energy of nature.
- Set the Temperature
One of the most popular smart home tech gadgets is the smart thermostat that can learn when you leave for work and come home. It can also sense occupants in a particular room. Thus, your heat doesn’t run while you’re away.
- Order Products
When you run out of ink, laundry detergent, or other products used in appliances, you can install a sensor that will order replacement products before you ever run out. With tech gadgets like the Amazon Dash Button, you’ll never run out of product again!
- Turn Off the Lights
Light occupancy sensors use motion sense to recognize when a room is being used and when there’s no one there. So you can avoid wasting electricity because someone forgot to turn a light off before leaving a room.
- Communicate with Appliances
Using your smartphone, you can actually talk to your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and washing machine and dryer when you’re somewhere else, so the appliances will perform at optimal efficiency. You can avoid wasted electricity, even preheat your oven on the way home from the grocery store.
- Prevent Water Waste
The typical household wastes hundreds of gallons of water every day from extra-long showers, old leaky toilets, and extra but unnecessary dish water. Smart toilets reduce the water wasted through flushing, shower timers encourage shorter showers, and smart water taps remind you to conserve water while washing dishes.
- Secure the Premises
Heightened security is one of the biggest benefits of smart home technology. There are many smart security systems that you can control from your smartphone or tablet, including surveillance systems, alarms, motion detectors, and smart locks.
- Television in the Bathroom
Your mirror can even double as a smart touch-screen television, to allow you to catch up on the news or your favorite TV show while you get ready every morning. You can also check the weather, answer emails, and update your calendar.
- Control from Your Phone
Do you ever leave the house and wonder if you left the lights on or the heat cranked up? Now you can control each of those items from your tablet or phone, wherever you are.
- Tech-Controlled Locks
Worry no longer about keys that are too easily lost, stolen, and copied. Opt for keypad- or even smartphone-controlled locks. It’s safer and much easier, and you’ll never have to worry about a key again.
Thanks to smart home technology, there’s a much higher degree of control in your home life. You can live a more comfortable, simple lifestyle with the help of any of these incredible smart gadgets.