Every new year brings new technological advancements and inventions. Some are for automotive, others for cell phones or computers, and of course, some are for houses. Your home is your sanctuary—the place where you should have absolute peace. And wouldn’t it be amazing if that peace came with just a few adjustments? Here are some technology upgrades to consider for your home.
Customize Your Lighting
Smart light bulbs save you more money. With smart lighting, you don’t need to concern yourself with constantly adjusting the lighting in your home. Dimmers are now a thing of the past. The lights will dim on your command, and more importantly, you can turn them on with your voice.
Imagine adjusting the lights while doing different activities like cooking or watching TV. You can even program some of them to turn on when there is movement in that room. Then, when you want to turn off the lights, all you need to say is “off.” It’s all very futuristic.
Work the Thermostat
A smart thermostat can lower your utility bill. You can connect these models to your Wi-Fi. Program them so your home is always set to the perfect temperature. No more constantly adjusting the temperature in the house to knock out the chill or decrease the heat.
Aside from their convenience, the styles they come in blend in so well with modern homes. Most of them are in the shape of a circular dial. Once you tap the center, it will show you the temperature of the house. A slight turn of the dial is all you need to change it to your liking.
Think Big Picture
What are the best pictures around? Sorry to say it’s not the photos from the last family vacation. The best picture around is the one on the big screen. Take it a step further and think big picture. You want to see everything up close and in detail.
Installing a home theater is the perfect way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. These systems are more complicated to install than smart lighting or a thermostat, so make sure you hire a professional to get the job done. You’ll want to get the works, with a proper picture and surround sound audio. Start looking into some new furniture to complete the ambiance.
Clear the Smoke
Did you know there are smart smoke detectors? Well, now you do. Most people don’t think about their smoke detectors until they burn something. It’s easy to forget they are a part of the house, which is why they deserve the best upgrades.
Aside from letting you know when there is smoke, these detectors will notify you when the battery is low, which is extremely helpful. If you don’t get a notification, it will slip your mind. Your homeowner’s insurance might even lower their rates after discovering you have a smart smoke detector.
When it comes to improving and upgrading your home, don’t skip out on the technological enhancements.