Life in the 21st century is busy for everyone, with no signs of slowing down. With the combination of technology and the pursuit of an easier lifestyle in these hectic times, the advent of the smart home was only a matter of time. Here are a few ways you can save time in your busy life by upgrading to a connected home.
What Would S.A.R.A.H. Say?
Any modern sci-fi fan remembers S.A.R.A.H., the Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat from the popular syfy show “Eureka.” But many people didn’t realize 10 years ago that S.A.R.A.H. was bleeding edge technology. One of the most remarkable aspects of S.A.R.A.H. was her ability to control her environment. The temperature was always perfect, and she even removed harmful contaminants from the air.
And that technology wasn’t fiction. Air filters are a huge part of our lives. But everyone always forgets to change them. And with smart thermostats, we can all have our own personal S.A.R.A.H. to help remind us.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The IoT is the network of devices embedded with software or other electronics and is the foundation when discussing smart homes. According to statista, the smart house market is expected to grow by 30 percent by the year 2022. This means that the future is here. In a connected home during the age of the IoT, several considerations are factored, such as security and efficiency, which ultimately leads to a significant savings in time.
Some of the best time-saving devices are easy to install, require little-to-no repair and service, and are surprisingly affordable. Let’s take a look at a few.
- Smart light bulbs — Yes, the world is going green and turning to LED bulbs. They save energy, but they are also programmable. Have you ever missed a text message because you left your phone on vibrate in the other room? With smart lights, you can program them all to turn a certain color when a text comes in.
- Smart thermostats — You can program them remotely. While you’re away at work, you can set the temperature higher during the day in the summer to save money on cooling, and then program it to cool down on your commute home. This translates to time and money saved.
- Smart appliances — Thinking about a “take-and-bake” meal for dinner? Pre-heat your oven from your phone. Do you have something in the slow-cooker that you need turned off? Easy. Or throw a smart meat thermometer on the grill and don’t worry about the steaks. And we all know what a Dash button is, so ordering new supplies is a cinch.
Connected Homes Save You Time
A recent Forbes op-ed discusses how some of the most efficient, secure, and easy-to-use smart home apps are also the greatest time savers for your busy lifestyle. Convenience, ease-of-use, and affordability all converge together to help you enjoy the precious time you have with yourself and your family. If you are considering a connected home, time is of the essence.