Blurb on smart homes
We’ve all seen various smarthome products hitting the market lately. From wi-fi enabled light bulbs to thermostats to security systems to personal assistants. While many of these products seem from the outside to be kitschy and more of a novelty, I’ve found that even the silliest items are invaluable when put to use. I mean come on, how hard is it to flip a light switch. But since integrating my houses light bulbs with Amazon Echo’s Alexa I have been amazed at how nice it is to have such a seemingly simple task to be done just by telling Alexa to ‘turn on the living room lights.’ No more fumbling around in the dark, and no more getting up and down while watching TV just to change the ambiance. All of these small luxuries really add up to make my down time more, well, down. And this isn’t limited to small niceties like lights, but there are smart features for your heating and air conditioning systems and security systems too. Imagine leaving home knowing that your daily energy use will be optimized to save you as much money as possible, while still allowing you to come home to a comfortable house.