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The Future of Household Appliances: Smart Home Technology

March 28, 2024

The future of all household appliances is moving toward smart home technology. These advances provide convenience, security, energy efficiency, and so much more to households. So, what is smart home technology and what benefits can it offer you? We have detailed everything in this blog.

What is Smart Home Technology?

Smart home technology is technology that enables users to control and monitor their home's systems and appliances remotely. Smart technology can be built into various home appliances and electronic devices. This can include lighting, security systems, heating and air conditioning, and kitchen appliances.

This technology can be controlled in three ways: through voice commands, a smartphone, or a computer. It is often integrated with virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

Benefits of Smart Home Technology

This technology offers several benefits to homeowners. The unique features these devices offer add convenience and comfort to their owners. From automatically adjusting a home's temperature throughout the day to dispensing laundry detergent automatically, smart technology is gaming the game.

Smart technology not only benefits users directly but also boosts energy efficiency. This helps reduce utility bills and work towards a more sustainable future.

How Soon Will Smart Home Technology Become Mainstream?

The popularity of smart home technology is growing rapidly. There are several reasons why this is growing this popularity, however, two factors include:

1. Voice-activated virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, are becoming increasingly popular. This increasing popularity is making more consumers aware of the benefits of integrating this technology into their homes.

2. The cost of products like smart thermostats, kitchen appliances, lightbulbs, and security systems are becoming more reasonable. This is enabling more people to use this technology.

The Best Smart Household Appliances & TVs

Investing in Wi-Fi-capable models of household appliances and electronics has countless, unique benefits. We have detailed just some of those benefits, by appliance type, below along with a few recommended models.

Smart Refrigerators

Smart refrigerators offer a range of benefits and features to make storing and organizing food easier. Many smart refrigerators are equipped with advanced features voice control, LCD touchscreens, and internal cameras.

LCD touchscreens change or monitor temperatures without having to open the refrigerator

Internal cameras allow users to check on their food items from anywhere using their smartphones.

Meal planning apps can assist you in generating shopping lists and meal ideas using the ingredients you already have available.

Monitoring food expiration dates can prevent waste by helping you stay aware of when your groceries expire.

Smart refrigerators also have energy efficient settings, which reduce power consumption and help to lower utility bills. If you would like to learn more about smart refrigerators, explore these smart refrigerator features and trends.

A few of our favorite models include:

Frigidaire Gallery 21.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth 4-Door French Door Refrigerator

Samsung Appliances 26.5 cu. ft. Large Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub™

LG 27 cu. ft. Smart InstaView® Counter-Depth Max French Door Refrigerator

GE Profile™ 27.9 Cu. Ft. Smart 4-Door French-Door Refrigerator with Door-In-Door

smart oven

Smart Ovens & Ranges

Smart ovens and ranges offer a variety of features and benefits that make them a great addition to any kitchen. Many models are equipped with features including voice control, No Preheat AirFry, apps to easily control temperate, and self-cleaning capabilities.

Voice control allows users to easily preheat the oven or turn their range off without walking to the kitchen.

No Preheat AirFry settings make it quick and easy to get dinner on the table with less wait time.

Guided cooking capabilities allow your appliance to provide step-by-step instructions and notifications on your smartphone, assisting you through the cooking process.

Apps allow users to easily control and adjust cooking temperatures remotely.

Cooking profiles generate and store customized cooking profiles tailored to their preferred dishes. This feature eliminates the need for repetitive manual input of settings for each recipe.

Self-cleaning capabilities make cleanup a breeze.

A few of our favorite smart ovens and ranges include:

LG ProBake Convection® InstaView™ Gas Slide-in Range with Air Fry

Signature Kitchen Suite Double Wall Oven with Steam-Combi

Samsung Appliances Freestanding Gas Range with Integrated Griddle

Electrolux Electric Double Wall Oven with Air Sous Vide

Smart Washers & Dryers

Smart washers and dryers come with a variety of benefits and features that make laundry day easier and more eco-friendly.

Advanced dryer sensors can automatically adjust to the size and type of load for a more efficient washing and drying cycle.

Apps allow users to easily schedule loads to start at specific times and receive reminders when loads are completed.

Larger drum sizes and faster spin cycles are built into many smart washers and dryers to provide speed-up cleaning.

Smart dispensing enables automatic dispensing of the right amount of detergent and fabric softener for each laundry load. Avoid over- or under-dosing, which can harm your clothes or result in less effective cleaning.

Reminders for vent cleaning can assist you in preserving the efficiency of your dryer.

A few of our favorite smart washer and dryer sets include:

GE Profile™ 4.8 cu. ft. Capacity UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology Washer/Dryer

LG Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with TurboWash™ 360 & LG Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Electric Dryer with TurboSteam™ and Built-In Intelligence

Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer with Load & Go™ XL Plus Dispenser & Whirlpool Smart Front Load Gas Dryer

Smart Dishwashers

Smart dishwashers offer a range of benefits and features that make them an attractive choice for many households.

Cycle optimization uses sensors to detect how dirty the dishes are and adjust the settings, accordingly, providing a more efficient cleaning.

Automatic detergent dispensing can dispense the appropriate amount of detergent for each load automatically.

A range of settings and cycles, like a sanitizing cycle, provide more options so users can choose the best one for the job.

Detergent reordering feature can keep track of the detergent level and automatically place an order for more when it's running low.

Delay start features, allow users to schedule when cycles should start.

Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to control them remotely or receive notifications when the cycle has finished.

A few of our favorite smart dishwasher models include:

LG Top Control Dishwasher with QuadWash™ and TrueSteam®

Samsung Appliances 44dBA Dishwasher with StormWash+™

Café™ Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Sanitize and Ultra Wash & Dual Convection Ultra Dry

Smart TVs

Smart TVs offer access to streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, as well as a variety of other apps and services. Many Smart TVs also have built-in voice control capabilities, making it easy to access your favorite content without ever having to leave the couch.

A few of our favorite smart TVs include:

LG Electronics LG C1 65 inch Class 4K Smart OLED TV w/AI ThinQ®

Samsung Electronics 55" Class The Frame QLED 4K Smart TV

Samsung Electronics 55" Class Q60A QLED 4K Smart TV

Shop For Smart Appliances at Standard TV & Appliance

If you are ready to upgrade your home appliances with smart home technology, contact us today or visit a Standard TV & Appliance store near you. With locations in places such as Beaverton, Portland, and Bend, Oregon we are conveniently located and ready to help you find the right appliances for your home.

Browse our extensive inventory of essential kitchen and home appliances such as the best washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, ranges, cooktops, coffee makers, dishwashers, and more. Standard TV & Appliance is here to help you build your dream home!

Related Reading:

- Whirlpool Self-Cleaning Oven: Effortless Cleanup

- The Must-Have Dishwasher Features for Modern Living

Frequently Asked Questions: Smart Home Technology

What are the benefits of smart appliances?

Smart appliances offer convenience, energy efficiency, and enhanced control. Users can remotely monitor and control their appliances, receive alerts and notifications, optimize energy usage, and even automate tasks.

How complicated is it to set up and use smart appliances?

Setting up and using smart appliances is generally straightforward. Users typically need to download an app, connect the appliance to their Wi-Fi network, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for initial setup and configuration.

Are smart appliances compatible with voice assistants?

Yes, many smart appliances are compatible with popular voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing users to control them using voice commands for added convenience.

Are smart appliances more expensive?

Initially, smart appliances may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional ones. However, the potential savings in energy usage and convenience over time can balance out the initial cost.

Do smart appliances need internet to function?

Yes, smart appliances typically require an internet connection to enable remote monitoring and control features, receive updates, and access cloud-based services. However, basic functions are still possible without the internet.

Can smart appliances save energy?

Yes, smart appliances often come with energy saving features such as scheduling, remote monitoring, and energy usage tracking, which can help users optimize energy consumption and reduce utility bills.

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