Smart Home Devices to Check Out

The Jetsons or the severely underrated Disney original movie “Smart House” portray what life is like when technology makes its way into our homes. But in present times, these movies are closer to fact than fiction. 

While everyone knows about Alexa and Google Home, these smart home devices might not be common knowledge — but they’re certainly just as cool.

RealQuick: Why update to smart home devices?

Convenience: What is technology if not an improvement on the ordinary? Some of these smart home devices (like the speaker/bath fan combo) eliminate the need for multiple appliances or technologies.

Safety: Better technology can help improve our safety. An outdated garage door can be broken into; a lack of water monitoring system could lead to mold.

Be in the Know: Living in Florida for the winter? Renting out an Airbnb in Spain? Smart home devices help you keep track of your property, even when you’re away. 

Save Money: Smart thermostats are just one of the many forms of technology that improve energy efficiency. The more energy you save, the more money you save.

Bluetooth Speaker/Bath Fan Combo

Bluetooth speakers are great, but installing them in with your bath fan is next level. Bathrooms need fans to properly ventilate steam and moisture. This combination would be perfect for listening to your favorite album or podcast while taking a blissfully long shower, with the added benefit of clearing out all that humidity!

Smart Garage

Most garages operate remotely, but it’s getting better than ever. Smart garages allow you to open a garage door from a phone, tablet, or desktop, anywhere in the world! This is not just convenient for families, it also adds a layer of protection. 

Certain garage openers and garages can also automatically open or close once you leave or arrive home. You’ll never have to wonder if you remembered to close the garage door again.

Water Monitor

The average household with leaks leads to more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. This isn’t environmentally friendly, but it also isn’t very wallet-friendly, either. Oftentimes, we don’t realize we have leaks until there’s something noticeable (like a faucet or the development of mold).

Water monitors nowadays can both detect and even stop leaks from happening. This saves you countless dollars in repairs and wasted energy bills.

Smart Thermostat

Sure, you can program many thermostats to certain temperatures at certain times of day. But what about when you come home from a trip at a weird hour, or something else unexpected comes up?

Smart thermostats use an app on your phone to allow you to program your thermostat, whenever and wherever. Many also connect Alexa or Google Home so that your thermostat is voice-activated. Not too shabby for when you’re sick on the couch and don’t want to move!

Another benefit to adding all these smart home devices? You’ll improve your home’s value. A smart home is a major selling point in the market, and listing with RealtyHive makes the selling process easier than ever. Find your new home or sell your existing one with RH!

Emily Wottreng
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