A Smart Way for Sustainable Living — Home Tech
If you’re into modern gadgets and technology, you’ve probably heard of inventions like Alexa Smart Home or Samsung’s latest Smart TV. These are examples of home tech products. These products enable you to control and monitor almost all the appliances in your home. To do this, all they require is the internet and a smartphone.
Apart from that, home tech has also found its place in the hearts of consumers for a few other reasons. For instance, for providing a healthy lifestyle, reliable security, comfort and most importantly, for saving energy.
To sum up, home tech holds the key to making sustainability a reality.
Home Tech And A Healthy Lifestyle
Save your money
With home tech, you won’t have to worry about whether you left the AC running on your way to work. You can command devices such as Alexa Smart Home to turn off the lighting and heating in your house from anywhere.
Not only does this contribute to sustainability by saving energy, but it also saves your money from being spent on unnecessary power consumption.
Detect faults before it’s too late
Once you’ve introduced home tech into your house, you won’t have to worry about things like a water leak again. Your smart home tech device will detect the excess water and notify you immediately.
This way, you won’t have to spend a lump sum to fix a leak that got worse because you had no idea about it nor will clean water get wasted.
The smart thermostat is an energy-saving investment that will make way for sustainable living and reduce the amount of money you spend on bills as well.
A smart thermostat picks up your daily routine, including the time you leave the house and when you go to bed. Using this information, it will adjust the temperature in your house accordingly. So you get to experience a healthy lifestyle and the environment gets sustainability.
Ease daily tasks
Food wastage is a global concern. As part of effective sustainability measures, this food wastage has to be reduced first.
One of the biggest sources of waste in your house is the refrigerator. A smart refrigerator can be an ideal solution here.
Smart fridges take note of expiration dates and will alert you when any product is nearing its expiration. But it doesn’t stop there. A smart fridge will also give you recipes that consist of the ingredients you already have and create a shopping list of everything that isn’t there.
Another product that you’re sure to love is the smart mattress. It will provide a detailed sleep report which shows how much sleep you got, how many times you tossed and even how much REM sleep you got.
After a few weeks, once it gets used to your sleep schedule, it will even act as an alarm clock. At night, the mattress will warm up so you can fall asleep more easily and have a comfortable, good night’s sleep.
Enjoy increased security
Investing in smart locks is something you will definitely never regret. These locks are voice-controlled, so you won’t even have to go to the door when you have a visitor. They will also detect when YOU are near and unlock for you.
If you’re wondering how this contributes to sustainability, here’s how: plenty of resources are wasted in making numerous keys and locks for one house.
Switching to smart locks will eliminate all of this wastage and give you more security than any lock-and-key system can ever give.
Some notable Smart Home technologies:
Now you know how much you’re missing out on by not investing in smart home tech. It’s still not too late to start this new healthy lifestyle.
To begin with, you could consider investing in a renowned smart thermostat (Nest holds the record for being the best). In case you think food waste is the bigger crisis you need to deal with, the Samsung Family Hub 2.0 is a great way to fix the problem.
With inputs from the Internet and print sources
Disclaimer: Products and examples cited in-context are for informational purposes only and should not be treated as recommendations by the authors, except where expressly stated.
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