6 Smart Home Technologies You Should Have in Your New Home

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These days, technology has become such an important part of our lives. And even though they all look really amazing, the reality is they are not just meant for adornment. Most, if not all tech, are necessary for making our lives easier. 

If you’re moving to a new home and are thinking of what smart or connected technologies you’ll need to have to make your home run more efficiently or even smartly, the tech in this article will help you. 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

These days, you don’t need to manually sweep or clean the home. You can instead, invest in robotic vacuum cleaners from brands like iRobot, Ecovacs, Eufy, Neato, and Electrolux. 

These vacuum cleaners will clean the home during preset times. For instance, you can set them to sweep and mop the house very early in the morning before you wake or after you’ve left the house. This way, you can wake or come back to a sparkling clean home. 

Super-Fast Internet

This is particularly important if you want to have a smart or semi-smart home, with some or all of your devices “talking” to each other. For this, you might need a dedicated fiber internet. 

This usually means that the internet company will lay at least one fiber optic cable directly to your home from a nearby substation. The only problem with this is that this service is pretty limited to certain areas in cities. So, see if this is possible in your locale. If it is, and you can afford it, then you should get this. 

Programmable Thermostat

An energy-efficient home is usually powered by effective technology. Since energy consumption takes up a big part of your monthly expenses, it is important to invest in technologies like programmable thermostats. 

These thermostats are capable of regulating the temperature in the home optimally. This means lower energy bills and less co2 emissions.

Energy Star Appliances

These energy-efficient appliances are not just great at minimizing energy consumption, they also help you cut down on your monthly utility bills. 

When you’re shopping for appliances, check for those with high SEER ratings. These are very energy efficient, are environmentally friendly, and will keep your home running smoothly at all times. 

Wireless LED Lights

The great thing about LED lights is that they use little energy and are just as bright as traditional incandescent bulbs. This translates into lower energy bills for you. But with the wireless option, you can say goodbye to traditional on/off switches. 

These lights can be turned on via an app on your phone at all times. In fact, some of them have programmable options which means the lights can turn and off at preset times.

Smart Faucet 

With the world on the cusp of an environmental crisis, one of the ways we can all live in harmony with nature is to conserve resources. And the most vital of these is water. 

A smart faucet is an environmentally friendly faucet designed to save a lot of water. Each smart faucet unit is designed to save at least 15,000 gallons of water every year. So, if you have 5 in your home, it means you’ll save 75,000 gallons every year.