Smart technology for homes involves useful devices that not only simplify the art of living but also offer a high return on investment (ROI) for home owners. ROI is a business term referring to the ability to make money by investing in something, whether it is stocks, taking out a loan to start company or collecting antiques. Some great smart technology items homeowners should consider as high ROI investments include:
Robotic Room Vacuum Cleaners
Looking like a toy-sized, grounded UFO, robotic vacuum cleaners clean your tile or carpeted floors by constantly roaming a room and sucking up dirt and debris just like a regular vacuum cleaner. With sensors embedded along the sides of a robot vacuum cleaners, this handy appliance navigates obstacles by detecting them as soon as they make contact with walls, furniture and even pets. Continuously vacuuming floors with smart technology-based devices provides a ROI by reducing electricity use required to power upright/canister vacuum cleaners, and its hand-free operating style may also help decrease allergy or respiratory illnesses and visits to the doctor for treatment by keeping the floors cleaner.
Smartphone-Controlled LED Lights
Wireless lighting systems using energy-saving LED lights do not need wall switches to operate. Home owners simply download an app to their smartphones to control lights at home or remotely. In addition, smartphone-operated LED lights can be scheduled to turn off or on at specific times. Ideal for both office and home environments, wireless light systems can reduce energy bills by avoiding unnecessary light usage.
Smart Technology Faucets
Eliminate loose faucet handles and dripping water due to handles not shutting off properly by installing smart faucets in kitchens and bathrooms. Smart faucets turn on when someone waves their hands beneath the faucet. Water streams from the faucet for as long as hands are "sensed" beneath the faucet. Smart faucets offer a high ROI by conserving potentially gallons of water lost by drips, leaks and leaving water running for no reason. Smart faucets also enhance hygiene by eliminating the need to touch faucets when turning water on or off.
Thermal Leak Detectors for the Home
Smart thermal leak detectors monitor windows, ducts and other spots where heat may be escaping or entering. Thermal leak detectors continuously scan vulnerable areas and provide information to homeowners using a color system: blue indicates cold air and red indicates hot air. By improving home insulation, owners may potentially save 10 to 20 percent on energy bills. Smart thermal leak detectors can also be used to check the integrity of refrigerators, car coolant systems and freezers.
Smart Dish Cleaner
Instead of using gallons of water to wash dishes, smart dish cleaners combine less water and ionization to remove food particles and convert food debris into plant compost. Smart dish cleaners are compact, portable devices that rely on solar energy for charging its batteries so homeowners also save money on electricity bills.
Smart technology has grown in popularity in recent years, especially with lowering costs and wider varieties of gadgets for owners of Chaparral homes to invest in. Look into smart technology options today to determine if they're right for you.