This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. We are all looking for the SMART way in every situation – and if you are like us this includes the appliances and products we use to run our household. Nationwide has provided us with an amazing list that has really got Jeremy and I thinking about how to stop focusing on the “remodeling” aspects of our honey-do list but to really focus on the appliances we need to update in our home.
The Best Smart Appliances To Consider
We have the thermostat talk a lot in the wintertime here in Colorado. Those bills come every month and some of them HURT. Did you know that the U.S. Department of Energy advises that careful regulation of your thermostat – turning it down when you’re asleep and away, for example – can cut about 15% from your utility bill.
Take those Smart Smoke Alarms and Smart Thermostats a step further and creates a Smart System. Smart smoke alarms and thermostats are key components of a larger smart-appliance network that also includes lights, security and locks—the Wink system communicates with hardware from 27 different brands and lets you program them from your phone or a wall-mounted control center.
Yes!!! The first time I was introduced to a Smart Room Cleaner was at my in laws house. They have a Roomba and love it. Every time that we visit the kids LOVE seeing the “robot” clean grandmas house. This would be an item that we would need to really budget for due to the higher price tags but the benefit is very clear. Simply program the Roomba to clean certain rooms on certain days and walk into a clean floor. A busy family’s dream smart appliance!
Our washing machine is so old – like SO old. This means it is dumb not smart! We are totally ready for a smart upgrade. Check out the specs on these Smart Washers.
Whirlpool’s Smart Front Load Washer and the LG “Smart ThinQ” Washer both have smart phone integration that can alert you to updates, repairs, warranty issues and other inefficiencies. Whirlpool’s “6th Sense Live” technology also determines the washer’s energy usage. The LG, with various smart systems like “Smart Diagnosis,” lets you monitor your load remotely, set the washer to run when utility rates are lowest and troubleshoot problems.
Who wants dinner time to be easier, safer and more efficient? Everyone should have said – ME PLEASE!!!! Smart technology is making cooking simpler, more efficient and safer. Some ranges are jumping into the technology world by coming with a tablet for ease of looking at recipe and cooking tutorials. Oh and this one I know my husband will love it – the Lynx Smart Grill can actually learn your cooking preferences and call your smart phone when it’s time to flip the burgers. Is this too smart???
I feel like 2016 is going to be a SMART year for us in our home upgrades. Homes, whether you own or rent are your space filled with your livelihood, which means it is full of value. With the addition of these great Smart Appliances it is important to remember to keep those new items safe along with the rest of your materials. Nationwide reminds us how important it is to be Smart in every area and that includes Homeowners insurance and renters insurance to keep your home and everything in it covered. Add this list of The Best Smart Appliances to Consider to your 2016 plans – get smart!