How to Make Your Home a Smarthome
The smartphones we have in our pockets are powerful tools to make our life easier, and most advancement in technology enhances their unending capabilities. The next big step forward for this kind of “smart” technology is in our homes. maximizing integrated technological systems in your home is one of the most significant new trends in digital innovation. Now is the right time to start taking advantage of the benefits of these capabilities.
Changing to a smarter home can improve your control over every aspect of how the house operates, and increase the safety and accessibility of it as well. Also, you can get the benefits of a more efficient home, leading to savings in your energy and lessen costs!
Control at Your Fingertips
By installing appliances in your house, such as a smart oven, you can now use apps on your phone to enjoy complete control of your home’s functionality from anywhere in the world. Left the house and forgot to turn your oven off?, Air conditioner still on at home while you’re on vacation? No need to stress. You can quickly and easily power off these appliances in seconds from a specific accompanying app.
There are no boundaries to the apps that are coming to market now a day. Developers created apps and devices to manage home stereos, water usage, lighting, lawn care, garage doors, your dog’s food dish, and even grocery shopping – all easily and readily controlled by the phone you already have in your pocket.
Smarthomes don’t just allow us to avoid accidental house fires from unattended ovens. These homes also make us keep our loved ones safe. Security systems can be installed that allow users to monitor the comings and goings of guests and remind you when suspicious activity is detected. Doors can be locked, security systems turn on, and cameras monitored from your phone, creating a safer and more secure home for you and your family.
For those of you with children, or those taking care of elderly parents, these tools can make your life much more easier and give you peace of mind. Alerts can be sent to your device when family members leave your house, and you can even keep track of where they go after they leave.
If you have friends or family members who are elderly or disabled, we know how difficult even the most basic of daily task can be for them. Smarthome technology can greatly increase their quality of life, and the use of voice commands can make the learning curve easier for someone not familiar with computers.
Setting up automated systems for chores like lawn care removes unnecessary stress from these individuals. As the technology moves forward, a lot of difficult tasks will become accessible, improving flexibility and freedom in housing for people who might not be fully capable of taking care of their homes on their own.
While many benefits of a smarthome include ease and accessibility, there are even more uses to enjoy. Smarthome technology allows appliances to work with the least amount of electricity needed. For example, induction cook-top stoves now have the function to heat exclusively when a metal pan is placed on top of it. No more burners running uncovered, and no more pans being burnt. Stovetops can even manage a perfect boil while using the least amount of electricity possible.
Saving money on water bills has also never been easier. Some faucet technology can maximize shower water usage by shaping the droplets of water to create a more efficient and fulfilling shower experience while still using less water than the normal showerhead.
If “going green” wasn’t enough to get your interest in smart home technology, the financial savings will probably get your attention. A study done by the US Environmental Protection Agency, it was reported that users of smart home technology for thermostat control alone will save anywhere from 10%-30% off the energy bill. Over the course of a year or 5 years, the savings will add up quickly.
Saving money with smarthome technologies is simple and easy. Timers and monitors make sure you use the money and energy you want, and incredibly intelligent work detectors ensure these products are only active when needed.
To maximize your savings, the addition of solar power or other energy transmuting devices can save costs, and help you be more self-sufficient.
Not only do these improvements save on your bill payments, the resale value of your home increases with each addition of these devices. It may be a large change up front, but these additions will soon pay for themselves.
The Future is Smarthome
While some devices are only in early development, the future is already here. Some elements of a smart home may need significant investment with long-term benefits. Others are simple, affordable, and can impact your home immediately. Making small changes to your home’s functionality can help you be ready for the larger ones to come, and enjoy the potential savings that will add up.