Today’s guest post is from Ella at inmykitchen.org. She shares with us the 5 upcoming home technologies you should have in 2016. I see a list of these that I should already have but don’t, do you?
Do you want to make your home smarter? Well, I have compiled a list of some smart home devices/products that let you control what’s happening in your home even when you are not in the house or are in another room. Here are my favorite smart gadgets and systems that you can try.
Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the best smart home tech devices I have come across. It has a sleek design, easy to use and works perfectly well with nest program that integrates it with other products. It replaces your regular heating thermostat. It knows when you are in the house, your everyday routine and will ensure your home is always in the perfect temperature for you. The nest learning thermostat allows you change your heating from anywhere with a simple mobile app. This saves you lots of money spend on bills.
Belkin WeMo Smart Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are some of the straightforward kitchen tools to use in the kitchen. Simply put some meat, vegetables and stock in and leave it to cook slowly. Come back to it at dinner time and your food is ready to be served. The Belkin WeMo Smart Slow Cooker is a smart phone controllable slow cooker. You can easily adjust the crock pots setting from anywhere; adjust the cooking temperature, change the cook time or check how well your dish is cooked so that you come home to a perfect meal through the Android smartphone app or WeMo iOS.
Sleep Number c2 Bed
Did you think fitness trackers where you’re best sleep monitors? Think again, there’s a new technology. The sleep number c2 bed has sleep IQ monitors which monitor the way you sleep all through the night by tracking your breathing, movement and heart rate. With that information, it will provide you with data on how to improve the quality of your sleep and get some better quality sleep every night. With the easy to adjust mattress, both you and your partner can change every side of the bed for a comfortable night sleep. Plus, don’t forget to pick the right pillow to go with your bed for the perfect sleep.
Quirky Aros Air Conditioner
When you get home and find your house temperatures are extremely high, the first thing you do is switch your AC to the lowest temperature and the highest speed. But did you know that this escalates your electricity bill? With this smart air conditioner, through an iOS or Android Wink app, switch on this AC to a lower temperature and your home temperatures will slowly be cooled before you actually get home. Still, it can learn your routines and preferred home temperatures and it will adjust itself accordingly without you necessarily turning it on.
WallyHome Water Monitor
Most of the time, by the time you realize that there is a water leak in your home, it’s usually going to cost you so much to have it repaired. The WallyHome Water Monitor assists you to detect those leaks before they can get serious. Simply connect its sensors to the water prone areas such as the toilets and sinks. This way, if a drop of water falls, an immediate alert is sent to your water monitor. Keep a close watch on your home 24/7 with this simple device which allows you to set your own devices.