Three Smart Home Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Dec 16, 2015

The smart home is no longer a sci-fi tinged vision of the future. It’s the present, and it’s enabling homeowners to live as comfortably, conveniently, and environmentally friendly as ever. If you want to stay ahead of the times, scope out the following smart home upgrades and consider having a Scottsdale smart home technology expert install and configure one or more of the following appliances and devices in your home this year.

Smart Vents
Unveiled at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Keen Smart Vent intelligently opens and closes to keep unwanted heat from entering your home in the summer and cool air out in the winter. In addition to maximizing comfort, smart vents like this can result in annual savings of hundreds of dollars.

Smart Washing Machines
Some of the most significant changes we’re seeing in home appliances this year are in the washing and drying department. Faster and more energy-efficient than ever, washing machines from Samsung and LG are making pre-washing, or pre-treating, clothes before washing them easier than ever. The Samsung Activewash smart washing system is a laundry machine that comes with a built-in sink on top. This not only saves the time and inconvenience of moving wet, pre-treated clothes from a sink to the washing machine. The water you use for pre-treatment is recycled and used by the washing machine, saving water.  Related to this trend is LG’s Sidekick™ mini washer pedestal, which enables you to do a second, smaller load of laundry on different cycle settings as the same time as you wash a large load in your main front-loading washer.

Smart Watering Devices
Saving water is a theme among the hottest new smart home technologies. Smart sprinklers, hoses, and faucets are all expected to be hot in 2016. These devices can save water, time, and money.

Are you looking for new Scottsdale smart home solutions to make your home even more automated this year? Integrated IO® is equipped to help you install and configure just about any smart home device on the market, as well as streamline the control you have over your smart home with Control4 smart home technology.

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