Smart Appliances & Home Technology
In recent years, technology has had a major trend in its innovation — making things “smart.” Smart appliances are different than regular appliances because they have the ability to connect to your smartphone, giving you the control and awareness of the appliances in your home no matter where you are. Though, sometimes these appliances break which is why it’s so important to involve a professional when repairing these appliances. Continue reading to find out more about smart appliances and why it’s better to involve a professional with repairs. The Good and the Bad of Smart Appliances
If you’re replacing an appliance in your home, you may be considering switching to a smart appliance. As with anything, there are pros and cons to purchasing smart appliances for your home. Whether or not it’s a good choice for you will depend on your circumstances.
Pros: Say goodbye to accidentally leaving your oven on or attempting to diagnose a problem with an appliance by yourself! Smart appliances will provide you with a myriad of features using your smartphone, including diagnostics, turning the appliance on and off, or even monitoring the temperature of your oven or refrigerator. If being able to monitor and control your appliances from your smartphone is a feature you’re willing to pay for, a smart appliance is just what you’re looking for.
Cons: Smart appliances are, however, more expensive, so if you’re shopping on a budget and need to replace your appliance immediately (as is often the case), smart appliances probably aren’t going to fit your needs. It’s important to consider how much the additional features are going to benefit you and if those benefits outweigh the benefit of saving money on your next appliance purchase.Long-Desired Trend in Technology
One thing, however, is clear: smartphone connection to appliances is one trend in technology that’s been long-desired and it isn’t disappearing anytime soon! Not only is it more efficient, but it will also save you money in the long run. With smartphones improving and so many companies working to advance “smart” technology, there’s no telling what kinds of advancements the world of smart appliances will see over the next decade.
As this “smart” technology advances, so do the needs of technology repairs which is why repairs should never be attempted by yourself! Contact us to get your appliances repaired today!
Gord Haines is a journeyman appliance technician with over 25 years of experience servicing major appliances.
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