The smart home of the future is no longer a sci-fi dream. With advancements in artificial intelligence and smart device integration, it’s only a matter of time until smart homes become commonplace.
In this blog post by Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we will explore how these smart homes can learn about their owners and provide energy-efficient living options.
Imagine your home knowing your needs before you do. Artificial intelligence, AI for short, is making that idea a reality.
AI smart devices can collect data from smart home sensors and make predictions on a user’s routines and habits over time. This AI capability will allow the smartest homes of tomorrow to truly interact with their users in an intuitive way that is personalized according to each individual homeowner’s preferences.
AI and smart device integration will help conserve resources by predicting when certain tasks might be required such as watering plants if you’re going out of town for a few days.
Energy efficiency is a rising selling feature that home buyers are increasingly interested in. According to a March 2021 Gallup poll, almost half of Americans are concerned about the environmental consequences of their everyday activities. Energy-efficient homes might be the answer to help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint.
As smart technology becomes more integrated into homes, smart homeowners will be able to clearly see just how much energy they’re using throughout the day. By being aware of their energy usage patterns, homeowners can adjust their energy usage.
Being more energy-conscious includes doing things like automatically turning off the lights when rooms are not in use or programming smart appliances for when you know you’ll be away from your residence. Energy efficiency will also have added value in saving you money as power will not be wasted.
Temperature controls will also be smart. A smart thermostat will anticipate your schedule and adjust the temperature of a smart home accordingly to save energy, money, and even time spent on manually adjusting it. If you’re interested in installing a smart thermostat, contact an electrician to learn about your options.
The days of forgetting what you did last night are over. Each day will be planned out in advance thanks to virtual assistants who always know what needs to get done next. The virtual assistants of the future will make your current Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant jealous.
Virtual assistants will be able to learn about you and your smart home needs. The virtual assistant of the future will act as a smart home coordinator that makes sure all your automatic tasks are completed in an efficient way, according to your preference or routine.
Virtual assistants will also allow you to interface with a smart home in a human way. Voice commands will be used to complete smart tasks such as ordering groceries, setting an alarm clock, or changing the temperature in your bedroom.
Smart appliances will turn your kitchen into a technological ballet. Imagine appliances communicating with each other seamlessly over your Wi-Fi network. Your smart refrigerator will even order groceries for you and keep track of food expiration dates.
This communication among smart devices ensures will semi-automate the baking and cooking process. Imagine saying, “I want to make brownies” and the oven automatically preheats to the right temperature, your pantry alerts you if you have the ingredients, and an LED screen on your refrigerator brings up the recipe.
Smart appliances will also reduce waste and improve energy efficiency. Your oven will know how long to cook a meal and at the right temperature. Your faucet will dispense the exact amount of water needed for cooking.
When you wake up, your smart coffee maker is already brewing a fresh cup of java and there’s soft music playing in the background. As smart appliances continue integrating into smart homes, the possibilities are literally endless in terms of how they’ll impact your daily life.
Security systems will need to be better, smarter, and stronger in the home of the future. Security systems will be able to monitor smart devices for any signs of tampering. The home security system of the future might include smart door locks that can not only sense if a window has been broken but it also knows who’s leaving and entering the house.
In terms of intruder detection, smart technology can have an added layer of protection with face or fingerprint recognition software which is becoming more commonly used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. This type of biometric identification could easily prevent anyone from breaking into your smart home without being detected immediately because their identity won’t match up with what’s on file in your smart security system database.
The smart home of the future will be designed with fun in mind. A smart TV of the future will include interactive games, contests with other smart homes, or even virtual shopping opportunities where users can “try on” clothes before purchasing them.
When it’s time to watch a movie or the big game, picture your living room transforming into a wall of screens. All your favorite streaming services and interactive features will be available at your fingerprints or by voice command.
Your smart home will know what you like to watch or play and how you prefer to experience your entertainment. Did you finish your favorite show? Your entertainment system has recommendations for what to watch next!
With a built-in surround sound system, you will have an immersive movie watching or video gaming experience. The lights will even automatically dim when playing is started so that you aren’t distracted from what’s happening on screen.
A smart sound system will also follow you room to room. When you go from upstairs to downstairs, your sound system will follow and provide the optimal ambiance for each room in which it plays.
Imagine a house with lighting that is dynamic and customizable. Your alarm clock is linked to the lighting so that you wake up with the warm light of a simulated sunrise.
Want to bring the party mood into your smart home? With just a voice command, your space will be lit with dance lighting synced and enhanced by music from your playlist.
Your smart lighting system will also know when to turn off or dim down lights if no one has been home for a certain number of hours. This will save energy and keep your energy costs down.
Your smart home is closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Artificial intelligence and the integration of voice assistants into our daily lives are now increasingly available at affordable prices on your smartphone or via an app.
If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to smart home innovation, we’ve got you covered. We can help make your dream of having a fully automated house come true with products from brands like Nest, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple Siri, & more.
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