It comes as no surprise that smart homes are becoming more popular in recent years. With advanced technology constantly developing, smart home appliances are a great way to improve life at home as they help to make things more convenient and can even save you money along the way.
According to insights from the official GOV.UK website, at the end of March 2021, there were a staggering 24.2 million smart meters in UK homes and small businesses.
With a whole host of advantages that smart homes can bring, we’ve collated a few different ways in which you can begin to transform your house into one. As always with the latest technology, this can be pricey. Be sure to plan your finances accordingly before taking on any home renovation project.
Smart doorbells are a great way to improve your home security due to the built-in live video recording program which they feature, meaning you can check to see whoever is at your door before choosing to answer it. They’re also great for any regular online shoppers, as you can communicate with delivery drivers there and request that they leave your packages in a safe place if you aren’t home to receive them.
Smart meters are an excellent way to increase the energy efficiency of your home whilst also lowering your monthly costs. By showing you where you could be consuming more energy than you need, you can use this information to cut back on your usage. In turn, this saves you money. By using a smart thermostat, for example, you can programme your heating to come on and off as and when you are in and out of the house.
Install a Smart Kitchen
If you’re feeling up to the challenge of a bigger project, why not go all out and upgrade your kitchen to a smart kitchen? There are some incredible new home appliances on the market which are made with your convenience in mind. Wi-Fi-enabled fridges can sense when you are low on everyday essentials that you buy. By linking them to online accounts, you can order more with just the click of a button. There are also Bluetooth ovens that can be preheated using an app on your phone. So, if you’re busy tidying upstairs, you can begin preheating your oven without having to physically stop what you’re doing to do it manually.