With so many cool innovations on the market—and countless more on the way—homeowners can take advantage of all kinds of home tech gadgets. The trick is finding the ones that will be the most worthwhile, that you’ll use regularly and can save you time and money. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite home tech gadgets we think you’ll love.
WiFi, programmable, and smart thermostats are definitely worth the investment. Smart thermostats learn your preferred temperature settings and create a customized schedule that keeps you comfortable in your home. These devices also typically share your energy history so you can see how much you’re using and when; make adjustments and there is potential for savings. Best of all? You can use your phone, tablet, or laptop to control your home’s heating and cooling, which is especially useful when you’re away at work or on vacation.
Water Detection Devices
Every homeowner wants to avoid water damage and the latest technology can warn you if anything is amiss. Water leak detectors and WiFi water sensor alarms can send real-time alerts to your phone and set off an audible alarm so you can turn off the water supply immediately and minimize damage. Leak detectors can be placed in your laundry room, bathroom, and under your kitchen sink, anywhere water damage might start.
A Robotic Vacuum Or Mop
When it comes to keeping your house clean, why not take advantage of technology? Robotic vacuums and mops are absolute time-savers, keeping your floors neat and tidy and sparing you from having to do these tasks yourself. These innovations are especially great for homeowners who have pets or young children, as messes are often created quickly but can be cleaned up effortlessly and just as fast. Set your robotic vacuum or mop to clean according to your schedule or simply turn one on whenever your home needs a bit of freshening up.
Did you know that regular small home appliances can be made smart? A smart plug can turn your standard kettle, coffeemaker, lamp, or TV into something you can control via iOs or Android mobile app. Use voice commands through Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to control your regular appliance, just as you would any other smart home device. These clever plugs can even monitor your outlet’s energy use, giving you insight into your patterns and habits.
Smart Tech For Your Kitchen
Smart tech has even made its way into the kitchen! Smart slow cookers take convenience to a whole new level, as you can access all of the standard cooking functions (including adjusting cooking time and temperature, shifting to warm, or turning off) remotely from your smart device with the use of an app. Smart herb gardens are great for those who want to be able to grow herbs or vegetables indoors but don’t have a green thumb. Your smart herb garden will monitor the health, growth, and life cycle of your plants through built-in sensors and deliver the necessary water and nutrients. They do everything: you just plug it in and add water.
These are just some of the many home tech gadgets available that can make daily life easier. Why not adopt one or two and see how they improve your life at home? Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great information on technology in the home.