Why Smart Homes Will Become a Norm in the Future?
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Why Smart Homes Will Become a Norm in the Future?

By Energy CIO Insights | Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the future, smart homes will be the norm and state-of-the-art home features that save energy and provide numerous benefits to homeowners will be a part of smart living.

FREMONT, CA: Technological advances are improving homes and their designs to a more futuristic level. Based on state-of-the-art home features, smart and energy-efficient homes are the future of housing. Smart appliances, automated lighting, and automation systems give us a glance of future houses. However, it is just the beginning and a lot of innovations still await us which will bring new levels of functionality, accessibility, and convenience to modern homes. The Founder and CEO of Samsung SmartThings has designed the SmartThings platform and made smart living possible by connecting all electronic devices through a single tech hub. As a result, houses can do simple tasks for its residents and make their everyday lives easier. Futuristic homes will take it a step further and provide smart living to aged and disabled individuals. 

Energy efficient home designs are important as they are not only healthier and beneficial for the environment but also bring opportunities for increased savings to homeowners. By installing energy-saving lighting, energy star-certified appliances and renewable energy systems, homeowners can increase their savings and decrease their energy consumption. Thus, futuristic home designs are expected to enhance the sustainability and energy-efficiency of smart homes. 

Solar systems have become the emblem of energy efficiency as it provides homeowners with numerous benefits. Currently, 5kWp solar system is the most profitable solution for homes with average electricity needs as it provides high return on investment. Solar systems are getting better with innovative SMA inverters, solar batteries, and Wi-Fi access. Solar shingles is the most recent design when it comes to solar energy that will be more prevalent in the future.   

Voice assistants such as Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google’s Assistant help homeowners with simple tasks. Homeowners can connect their electrical devices and control them via their phones by installing a tech hub. Owing to innovative energy management systems, home automations become more energy efficient. For instance, Honda Smart Home has a high-tech feature where the main system controls, monitors, and manages the home’s energy production and consumption. Similar systems will be implemented in homes around the world soon.

With technology, smart homes will have new generation of high-tech windows that will feature microprocessors, innovative insulation, and sensors. These smart windows will adjust depending on the time of the day and the amount of light, provide more comfort and better lighting, and reduce a home’s solar heat which will reduce the pressure from AC units.

Smart thermostats are an effective way to enhance their energy efficiency. Smart thermostats can make home heating smarter and maintain a stable indoor temperature.  Pre-set configurations can make the homeowners life easier by turning on heat before arriving. Furthermore, smart thermostats can detect patterns and provide valuable insights that can contribute to smart energy consumption. As a result, efficient heating can provide financial benefits in the long run. Home insulation will be another smart feature that will increase savings and enhance homeowners comfort. The housing future is certainly greener, smarter and will have more comfortable living spaces with high-tech and energy efficient features.

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