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Be smarter about your smart appliances

  • 5 min read

Written by Domestic & General

You’ve most likely heard of smartphones, but what else has been getting smart?

The list of smart appliances has grown as the technology continues to advance, with entire homes becoming Smart now.

Smart tech and appliances today include:

  • Smart fridges
  • Smart thermostats
  • Smart doorbells
  • Smart locks
  • Smart keychains and so much more.

With many essential household appliances now offering these innovative advancements, you might be tempted to bag yourself a Black Friday bargain – and you’d be, forgive the pun, smart to do so.

Can a smart fridge save you money?

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Far from being gimmicky or superfluous, appliances like smart fridges can actually help you save money in the long run.

There are several benefits that a smart fridge can bring to your daily life.

More energy efficient

Being newer, Smart fridges are already designed to be more efficient than older fridges. However, they can further save on electricity costs by monitoring issues and easily allowing people to adjust temperatures. Some smart fridges will even send alerts to the user if something is blocking the circulation in the fridge or freezer.

Fix a problem sooner rather than later

Many smart fridges can alert the owner via a smartphone app on when there are quick issues to be resolved. Things like replacing filters or problems with the temperature can be resolved before they become a bigger problem down the line.

Avoid food waste

Many smart fridges allow you to see what’s inside, wherever you may be. So, if you don’t want to end up buying food that’ll just spoil, you can plan exactly what you need when you’re in the supermarket.

Smart laundry – the benefits of a smart washing machine or tumble dryer

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This Black Friday, you might be after a new washing machine or tumble dryer instead. If you’re debating whether to spring for a Smart washer or dryer, there are some reasons to consider it.

Remote activation and cycle updates

Start or stop your laundry on the go and get updates on how long is left. This can prove more energy efficient if you can plan when the cycle will end to avoid leaving clothes sitting around damp for too long and needing to be rewashed.

Customised cycles

Think of this as a step up from load sensing.

Some smart washers and dryers can use technology to assess the shape and fabric type and then adjusts the washer movement for optimal cleaning performance.

If you’re purchasing a new smart appliance – or you’ve recently got one – protecting it with Domestic and General is a wise investment. If they’re working at their best, smart appliances can impact many aspects of your life – saving you money, giving you more time to do other things. Having access to quick repairs and expert maintenance will keep everything working as it should. Now that’s smart.