Every aspect of the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House was amazing when it first came out in 1999. Nevertheless, smart homes are becoming more popular in America twenty years later. Technology is being used to help us turn off lights and maintain comfortable temperatures in our homes. Smart home technology, like all tech is not slowing down. You might be able to use Alexa to power down your home at night. But that’s not all.
We’ve collected the best smart home technology for 2018 so you can keep your home at the forefront of innovation. Find the best ways to make your home smarter.
Smart blinds let you see the light when you want it.
Window coverings can make your apartment or home more comfortable, whether you don’t have air conditioning. If the sun is shining, open blinds can keep your room warm in the winter. You can keep your space cool by closing the shades as the sun rises above the horizon. It can be tiring to manage all your windows during the day.
Smart blinds are the answer. These motorized blinds can be controlled remotely. You can set them to open when it’s sunny, close when it is dark, and close when it’s cool. Smart blinds give your home a powerful tool for temperature control and ambience. The best thing about smart blinds is that you don’t even have to lift your finger.
Smart fridges can help you save money on groceries
How many times have your been to the grocery store and lost? You grab a carton of eggs, but when you get home, you realize that you have already bought a dozen. Smart fridges can solve this minor but annoying problem, as well as many other problems. These fridges are equipped with an inside camera so you can see the status of your items while you shop. They also have a front-panel tablet. This tablet can do many things, including reminding you of food expiry dates and reading your recipes while you cook. Smart fridge tablets can also be used as a hub for the family. They can run a schedule that everyone can coordinate from, or serve as a whiteboard where you can write messages. Smart home technology can be a great option if you are looking to improve your fridge’s efficiency and lower grocery costs.
Relax with a smart fan
Ceiling fans that can be connected to Wi-Fi are now available. We are probably overusing our fans, which is a good thing. Did you know fans are cool for people and not rooms? Although the wind chill effect makes you feel cooler it doesn’t actually lower the temperature. If you leave a fan on when you aren’t there, it is wasting your energy. Smart fans let you schedule when fans turn on, and set a timer to make sure they don’t stay on indefinitely. Some fans even have location-based triggers so that they can turn on when they’re near you. Your energy bills will remain low while your fans do their jobs.
Smart faucets make it easier to cook faster and more efficiently
For years, we’ve been able to switch on motion-sensing faucets from public bathrooms. This hands-free technology is finally making its way into our homes. You no longer have to get your hands dirty after preparing raw meat. You can now turn on the kitchen sink by simply waving your hand or touching your wrist.
Voice activation is a key feature of smart faucet technology. As you prepare your dirty dishes, tell your faucet to turn on the hot water. Ask your faucet to provide three cups of water for the pasta. Your faucet will do the measuring for you. You can upgrade to a new faucet by using smart home technology.
You can sip comfortably all day long with a smart cup
You can also take your smart tech with you outside if you are ready to embrace the future of smart technology. Smart mugs can be used to warm you up on Sunday mornings, while you commute or throughout the day. These small devices will keep your tea or coffee hot for as long as you need. What about that cup you forgot to bring to the meeting? You can still see the steam when you return to it. Smart mugs will also alert you if a drink is getting too hot. Goodbye, scorched tongues! Track your fluid intake and send reminders to ensure you get enough water.