Most of us are used to having smartphones involved in our lives (sometimes, way too involved!), but smart appliances haven’t quite infiltrated our homes yet. They have some of the same basic features: using wi-fi to keep connected, having enhanced control over settings and functions, and being able to keep an eye on things. Except instead of social media and a cloud-based calendar, you’re programming your shower’s temperature, staying current with what’s expiring in your fridge, or looking at your food cook using a camera.
It’s wise to hire professionals to help install your smart appliances properly if they use water. A professional plumber can ensure you have the adequate and proper set-up for your smart shower, smart washing machine, or smart dishwasher, plus inspect your pipes and drains while there. Your new shiny appliance won’t work well if the rest of the plumbing hardware isn’t up to snuff and doesn’t meet the requirements. When you’re looking for a licensed plumber be sure to check out their site for guarantees and coupons to reduce the cost.
Other smart appliances like dryers, fridges, and ovens only need adequate space and a proper outlet (plus your wi-fi connection) and can be handled easily by yourself.
Check out these three smart appliances and their futuristic features.
If you’re like many busy full-timers who commute, you have your morning planned to a T. What if your shower had warmed to the perfect temperature the second you’re ready to step in? You can program your desired heat setting and pre-set the timing. The sensor technology also assists to reduce water waste. It can keep track of energy usage and adjust accordingly. It will run the desired water pressure, too, so it can compensate for any water usage elsewhere in the home.
These fridges come equipped with wi-fi capabilities and features like the following:
- voice-activated and remote controls
- easily adjustable temperature
- a camera that shows you contents when you’re not home
- clear windowed sections to display on-the-go items
- screens with shopping lists, apps, and music capabilities
- web browsing
- large capacity
- energy star qualifications
- safe food temperature assurances and warnings
- fresh and cold water dispenser
- built-in coffee maker
- warning when the door is ajar
- energy efficient LED lighting
- high quality ice maker and dispenser
- a variety of drawers and storage options
With a smart fridge you can have better knowledge and control over what’s in your fridge while also adding entertainment and information value to spending time in your kitchen.
Super-power your baking and cooking with an oven that can heat up in a flash, perfectly distribute heat, understands cooking needs and adjusts accordingly, and saves energy. They’re also lighter weight yet large enough to cook your extra-large pizza, with some designed to go right on your countertop. You can tell the oven what you’re cooking so it will select the optimal temperature, raise or lower it, and switch over to broiling, etc.
Control the oven’s settings from your phone with wi-fi and even send recipes to it, so it knows your exact needs. Some come with a camera for monitoring capabilities. The company Brava intends to offer food delivery service to accompany the specs of their ovens so your entire shopping and cooking experience is tailored to each other and to you. This model also heats instantly: in less than a second! There are multiple zones within that can be altered for the right heat where and when it’s needed.
The future is now with smart appliances that you can adjust to suit your preferences and enhance your comfort and convenience at home.