If you’re looking to increase energy efficiency and make life more convenient, while also improving the value of your home, one way to do that would be to add smart appliances. Smart appliances run efficiently and are also easy to control, making them an excellent investment to consider whenever it’s time for an upgrade. Here are a few you may want to consider for your own home:
The August smart lock links up with your iPhone and acts as a virtual key. Keep tabs on who enters or leaves your abode and when. With only a ten minute installation time, you will never have to worry again if you remembered to lock the front door or not.
The HC-250 is a set-top box for your entire house, with the ability to control all of your integrated devices. Similar in design and appearance to a remote control, this device can perform a number of functions, ranging from acting as a television remote to controlling all the individual functions of a single room, such as lights and blinds. It is capable of being operated manually or via a smart phone, laptop or tablet.
This washer comes equipped with 6th Sense Live Technology™. With this integrated and multifaceted tech, you can start and pause your washer from anywhere and even enable Wrinkle Guard - which will tumble your finished load for up to two hours if you know you won’t be home for a little while longer. You can also be notified when your clothes are clean or whenever there is a power outage that affects these appliances.
GE smart ovens are equipped with Brillion™ technology for added convenience. This technology
allows you to operate your oven by using your smart phone as a remote control. Some of the
things you can do include receiving maintenance alerts and checking the unit’s cycles and
statuses. You can also preheat your oven and receive alerts whenever something you are baking has finished cooking.
These refrigerators contain an LCD screen right on the front of them that is pre-loaded with apps that will allow you to perform a number of functions, including controlling the temperature. Some models will even allow you to customize the temperature inside individual shelves and drawers as well. LED lighting towers make it easy to see inside even the darkest corners of these refrigerators.
This water heater is a tankless model that can reduce electricity consumption for heating water by 40%, and can also reduce water consumption by 10%. It comes complete with Wi-Fi capabilities so that water temperature and power levels can all be controlled remotely.
If you like your water a different temperature for showering than you do washing dishes, you could even have more than one of these models installed and control the temperature of each one separately.
These are just a few choices you have when it comes to finding smart appliances for your home. These appliances may cost more initially, but will more than pay for themselves over the long run with the energy and time they will save you.