Everyone wants methods to make their life easier, and for many, technology is the answer. Ever since the early 2000s, technology has played a more vital role in all of our lives. For some, technology has given us whole careers, and for others, it just means more creature comforts after a long day of hard work.
But it’s 2022, and a new piece of tech is announced every few months. It can often be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest tech, let alone know what tech would benefit you the most.
So, in today’s article, we’ll be looking at some of the best smart tech for the home that you should consider investing in.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves
To start, let’s focus on technology that can help you save money. A thermostatic radiator valve is a bit of tech that can help you control the heat output of individual radiators that have one of these valves installed. If you are still using traditional valves, this is a great upgrade that you can make that is relatively cheap that’ll help you save.
If you want to take it a step further, there are even smart thermostatic valves that can hook up to your phone, tablet, or handheld device. These high-tech valves are able to give you control over your radiators from a handheld device of your choosing. No more leaving the heating on by accident in the morning!
Smart Water Meter
If you haven’t already installed a water metre, you should. It is surprising how many people will overlook a water metre, especially due to how useful it can be for saving money.
Water metres can help you keep track of water usage and spot any abnormalities that may present themselves. For example, if you find you’re getting charged for more water than you’ve used, that could be the first telltale sign of a leak.
Talk to your water supplier and enquire about getting a water metre set up. You won’t regret it.
Dimming lights are a great way to not only provide yourself with a range of lighting options for your living spaces but to add some style to your living. Dimming lights are great for movie nights, parties, and enjoying the atmosphere that comes with both.
But they also have a functional use other than looking spectacular and helping to set a mood. Dimming lights will use less power when dimmed than when they are at full brightness. So, instead of wasting energy on those summer nights that take forever to turn dark, you can use dimmers instead!
Smart Coffee Machine
Putting money-saving tech aside, we have luxury tech that can provide you with those creature comforts we all want. If you are a coffee lover, then you’ll love smart coffee machines.
But even if you just like the odd brew and have a home office, these machines are immensely useful.
A smart coffee machine can hook up to your handheld device; for most people, this means a phone, and you can control it from your phone. This means that you can set up your machine the night before and have it make a coffee for you from your bed (or while getting ready).
Alternatively, for those that do indeed work from home, you can use it to get your coffee ready without leaving your desk.
There are even some newer models that are coming with Alexa compatibility, meaning that you can quite literally ask your coffee machine to make you a coffee.
But smart technology isn’t just limited to saving money and giving you perfect coffee every time. Smart technology has also been making strides in the home security sector, in particular doorbell cameras.
They have become far more common over the past five years or so, and for a good reason. They help you see who is at your door, be it the postman or the annoying neighbour two doors down.
The lower-spec doorbell cameras will be active and stream a live feed when the doorbell is used. These are the most common types of doorbell cameras you’ll find.
Higher spec doorbell cameras, however, will be activated with motion. As soon as someone begins moving near your front door, the camera will start recording. This is a huge improvement for home security.
Additionally, you can get motion sensor external lights to complement your doorbell camera set-up.
If anything is evident over the past decade or so, it’s that technology is here to stay. While we’ve only covered a few home tech improvements you can consider, there are all sorts of weird and wonderful tech inventions out there to research.
Did you know smart plug sockets are a thing? Or how about smart fridges? Take a look at the latest tech and use this article as a decent starting point. You’ll never know what you could find!