Thanks to a guest blogger, Chelsea Lamb of Businesspop.net, for the following article. She saves me when I am busy serving my clients with buying and selling homes. 🙂
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With home technology getting smarter every day, there has never been a better time to invest in these future-ready solutions. These technologies are becoming increasingly affordable, while the cost of hiring a local electrician to help you set them up is comparatively small. What’s more, the right smart home improvements may even help you get a better deal when it comes to selling your home in the future. These are the five areas where smart tech could make all the difference.
This is one of the most popular areas for people to start dabbling in smart technology. After all, the appeal of a smart entertainment system is hard to resist, from HD televisions connected to every possible streaming service to high-tech speakers and seamless projectors.
These smart devices are some of the coolest and most impressive around, but they do also tend to be quite expensive. Let’s be honest: there are probably more practical ways to spend your money. But if you can afford it, then go ahead and treat yourself to the best entertainment experiences money can buy. If you’re not there yet, start out with one of these smart devices under $50 to give you a taste of that smart home life.
A smart home hub like the Amazon Echo or Google Home can help every aspect of your home communicate with itself seamlessly, but it can also help you communicate better with the people that matter. You can leave messages for other members of the family, call loved ones, or even check in with someone in another room without leaving the couch.
But they’re not the only smart tech that brings people together. There has been a surge in devices that help people who are far away from each other feel closer, from couples in long-distance relationships to kids who miss their parents at camp. You can send each other tactile signals in real time, feel each other’s heartbeat, or simply reassure each other with a light pulse.
Smart tech can also protect your family. Home security options such as the Ring doorbell or Blink outdoor cameras can help you keep an eye on your property and alert you to any danger. They even allow you to monitor what’s going on around your home when you’re away.
Smart technology is one of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly and can be an invaluable tool for green living. According to TechRadar, there are devices to reduce your electricity, water, heat, and gas consumption, as well as various appliances that are designed for efficiency. These options help you run a more environmentally-friendly home, but they can also save you a lot of money on bills in the long run, meaning they pay off in more ways than one.
If you are not one of those people who are lucky enough to enjoy chores, why not get some help? Technology can help you with just about any household task that you wish you could get out of. Hate vacuuming? Invest in a robot vacuum that does the work for you – this list by Wired includes options for every budget. Despise doing the laundry? Smart washers and dryers have WiFi capabilities to let you know when your load is done, automatic detergent-dispensing features, and can even detect how dirty your clothes are to select a cycle for you.
Despite what many doubters once thought, the internet of things isn’t going anywhere. As our world becomes more connected and technology expands what it can do, it is inevitable that our homes are going to become smarter. This societal change isn’t going to happen overnight, and neither is your home’s transformation into a futuristic smart pad. Start out slowly by investing in a smart home hub and a few smaller devices, and build your way up to the more expensive and experimental appliances. You’ll notice everyday tasks become easier and more efficient right away.
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