The smart home options
Monday 02 May 2022
Do you still dream about the little gnomes who do chores around the house that you don't want to do? Welcome to the house of the future. A house where your smart home devices control your lighting, heating and security. And especially for the tech freaks or lazy people among us: there are hoovers that do the dirty work for you, refrigerators that you can call to check the stock, or you can feed your cat from a distance if you are away for the day. Nothing seems too crazy here.
How smart do you want your home to be?
Ever smarter technologies are being developed to make your life easier and more comfortable. From the kitchen to the garage, there is a smart device for every room that makes your home smarter. For a Smart Home you need three things: smart appliances, a smartphone and an internet connection. The choice is vast. Because you probably can't see the trees of your smart devices, we have listed the best-known Smart products for you. We are.
Thermostat - Climate control
Never having to get out of bed in a cold house again. We love it! Perhaps it is the best known smart device there is: the smart thermostat. With a smart thermostat, you can save a lot of money and energy. Of course, this largely depends on your own use, but manufacturers claim a saving of 15 - 25% on the energy bill. The smart thermostat is for anyone who has central heating. If you have district heating and/or underfloor heating, your choice is slightly more limited. The prices of a smart thermostat can vary greatly. That price difference is reflected in the possibilities of the device. For example, with one thermostat you can only control your heating remotely, while another is self-learning or can heat different rooms individually. So orientate yourself well before you buy one. We'll be happy to help you on your way.
Nest thermostat learning
The name says it all: the Nest thermostat learning is self-learning. For the first week, the thing keeps track of when you adjust the temperature and then makes a weekly schedule for you. Forget to turn the thermostat off? No Problem. The device has a motion detector, so the thermostat automatically turns off if you're not home. Are you on holiday - and is your heating off - and does it suddenly get very cold in the Netherlands? Then you can easily turn up your heating remotely, which prevents your pipes from freezing. The design looks smart and fits into any interior. Every month you get an overview of the energy you used. So you know exactly where you stand in terms of costs. The installation of this device requires a Smart Home technician.
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