It’s almost impossible to overstate just how important the home is for most people. As well as being their sanctuary and their shelter from the storm, it’s also their pride and joy. But, the other great characteristic about your home is that it’s a space that you can control and equip to maximize your comfort, your convenience, and your pleasure. Here are five great new technologies to make your home life even more awesome than it is already.
Yes, these are a thing! Outlast sheets are filled with tiny capsules that absorb heat when you’re warm and release that heat when you’re cold. You sleep more comfortably no matter what the ambient temperature may be. They were developed for NASA and are used by the armed forces. Totally cool! Also totally warm!
This state-of-the-art HVAC control until features intuitive manual control as well as a host of smart features such as voice control and also geofencing, which means that it will automatically adjust the heating level when you enter or leave your house. It’s designed to be easy to self-install, but if you need help or advice with installation or in regard to your home HVAC system in general then you can always consult a professional.
Smart thermostats also help with your air conditioning. What most smart thermostats do is take your existing air conditioner and essentially turn it into a variable speed AC unit. Top rated HVAC companies recommend variable speed units due to their improved energy efficiency, but using a smart thermostat is a hack to get the greater efficiency at a lower cost. And just like the heating is geofenced to your home, so is your home’s cooling.
The next level in home entertainment. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes and a TV screen made with OLED needs only be as thick as a few sheets of paper. Each pixel can be controlled individually so an OLED TV is more vivid and realistic than a regular LED TV or even plasma screens can reproduce.
As with all new technology, they are pretty expensive right now but, over time, and as production stabilizes those prices will come down.
How can your home be your castle if you can’t protect it? You can more easily monitor and protect your home with an iSmart Alarm. There is no need to drill holes in your walls to run cables through as these kits are self-install and work through your Wi-Fi router. They include motion sensors, cameras, keypads, key fobs, alarms, and several different combinations and kits are available depending on your requirements. Perhaps best of all, you can monitor your home through your phone so that you can ensure that everything is safe and sound even when you’re not home.
If you have sprinklers on your lawn, you may already make use of pre-set timers. But, modern smart sprinkler systems such as the Rachio Iro system is so smart that it can actually download the latest weather forecast and schedule sprinkling times accordingly. Of course, you can operate it with your phone (Android or iOS) and you can even designate certain sections of your garden to receive more water than others.
So there you have it. Five leading-edge products you can use to get you closer to domestic bliss, give you a better quality of life, and make you the envy of your neighbors.