The next few years are going to bring some significant changes to the home gadget game. Your home will be more intelligent than ever before, from digital assistants that double as virtual assistants to smart appliances that make cooking more convenient. Here are some of the best gadgets you can buy in 2021 and what they can do for you.
Some of today’s connected thermostats can track when you’re at home and automatically adjust temperatures accordingly. This will save you money on energy bills and help make your house greener, too. Other models are Wi-Fi enabled and allow you to control them from a mobile device, changing temperature settings from work or checking on temperatures while traveling.
Everybody loves a clean home, but nobody wants to spend hours scrubbing and vacuuming. Technology has long been our solution for improving efficiency and convenience, so it’s no surprise that innovative engineers are already hard at work, making our homes cleaner and more comfortable than ever before. And they’re not just cleaning your floors, and they’re taking on every nook and cranny. Washing machines, refrigerators, air purifiers, room fresheners—you name it! The robots are bringing with them a whole lot of elbow grease.
With voice control and other conveniences becoming more popular, many will likely see advanced locks as desirable. Many door locks include its ID security systems so you can control who has access to your home. But, even if you aren’t interested in full-on automation, intelligent door locks, like those from Nest, are easy ways to monitor and adjust security measures based on personal preferences. These devices connect to other smart home devices, allowing them to react intelligently according to their surroundings.
According to a McKinsey report, 75% of households will have intelligent kitchen appliances by 2022, most of which will be integrated with their smartphone. Meanwhile, digital assistants like Siri and Alexa will become ubiquitous throughout our homes. As these technologies mature, you’ll be able to ask your refrigerator to tell you how much milk you have left and add it to your shopping list or ask Alexa to order more. In addition, more energy-efficient refrigerators will help save money on energy bills and keep food fresher for longer.
Wireless LED Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs use 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and are available at almost every hardware store. Plus, they’re straightforward to install. By switching to LED bulbs, you can save up to $90 each year on electricity costs, and it’s like paying off your bulb investment every month. It will take a little while for their price to even out with traditional lighting systems, but it’s worth taking that hit now for all the savings you’ll get later. LED technology has come a long way since its first appearance; we predict better-than-ever prices and more efficient products coming down the pipeline soon.
The Last One: Smart Faucet
With so many appliances hooked up to our water systems (showers, toilets, etc.), there’s a lot of energy that goes to waste when you leave them running. A brilliant faucet can help you cut down on your household’s water consumption while also helping you save money by controlling how much energy goes into each of those devices. These faucets will likely be more efficient than traditional ones, with some even being equipped with other useful features like timers and Wi-Fi capabilities.