A smart home offers consumers a lot of different advantages. Depending on the components you have in your smart home, you may notice lowered energy bills, more convenience, or just more fun in your home. In addition to all that, you may find that a smart home saves you time in the morning.
Here's a look at where these systems can shave off minutes in the morning.
1. Making Coffee for You
There are a whole host of kitchen appliances that can connect to the internet, and these appliances are essential in a smart home. To help you save time in the morning, in particular, there are coffee makers that will make the coffee for you.
As you know, even coffee makers that aren't smart can be set to make coffee in the morning. Smart coffee makers have an advantage, however. In particular, they can adjust themselves based on the other components of your smart home. For instance, if you hit snooze on the alarm, your coffee pot will also snooze itself, and as a result, your coffee will taste nice and fresh, not like it's been sitting there for half an hour.
2. Waking You Up Effectively
When you have a smart home, you don't just have to rely on a traditional alarm to wake you up. Instead, you can combine multiple elements of your home to gently wake you up. This doesn't necessarily save you time in the mornings, but an effective wake-up system helps you to get out of bed more easily. As a result, you can avoid oversleeping and ruining your morning.
If you like to wake up gently, you may want to program your shades to go up at a certain time. At the same time, you may want your stereo to play gentle or upbeat music quietly at first and then louder over time. You can even combine elements, like smart kitchen appliances such as ovens that turn on in the morning so you can wake up to the aroma of bacon.
3. Turning Off Lights
Do you spend time running through the whole house, making sure that all the lights are off? With a smart home, you no longer have to worry about that task. Instead, you can turn off all the lights in your home with a tap on your smart home app.
4. Handling Thermostats
Just as your lights can be controlled by your smart home, so too can your thermostat. Now, you no longer have to run to the thermostat and manually adjust it before you leave for the day. Rather, you can set up your smart home so that it automatically adjusts the thermostat when you leave the home.
If you leave earlier in the morning than usual, you can control the thermostat remotely with your app.
5. Closing Doors and Windows
Similarly, you can also use a smart home system to make sure that all your doors and windows are closed. You can check on the status of connected doors and windows with your app, and if they are open, you can close them remotely. That also applies to your garage doors and some types of shades.
6. Avoiding Return Trips Home
If you realize when you are halfway to work that you left the stove or the iron on, you generally have to drive back home and deal with those items. That can waste a lot of time. However, a smart home can also help you save time in that regard. You can set up your app to alert you if anything is left on—that gives you peace of mind. Then, you can also use the app to shut off that device.
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