Daily tasks are becoming ever more interconnected as home products with built-in Bluetooth and wireless technology become standard. This connectivity is no longer limited to personal electronics or small appliances; large appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, are being equipped with smart technology, allowing consumers to multitask while taking care of mundane household chores.
Not only can these smart appliances help consumers save time, but they can also help save money and resources by being energy efficient, or by allowing consumers the ability to monitor and make adjustments to appliances on the fly. For instance, Samsung’s SmartFlex™ Washer and Dryer combination allows for load monitoring, remote start and stop, as well as flexible washing or drying options for smaller or larger loads, which can save water and reduce electricity usage.
Appliances like Whirlpool’s Smart Slide-In Range can be controlled via the integrated touchscreen, a smartphone or tablet, or by using voice commands through Alexa or Google-Assistant, letting consumers raise or lower temperatures or make remote adjustments to cooking times and more. The popular GE Profile 30” Smart Slide-In Gas Range also has a Wi-Fi connection that allows owners to stay connected with the appliance outside the kitchen. Features such as these can help reduce stress at mealtimes as well as save time and energy with food preparation.
Refrigerators aren’t left out in the cold either. The LG’s InstaView™ Door-in-Door® Refrigerator allows users to set icemaking levels via smartphones and the Samsung Family Hub™ 4-Door Flex™ Refrigerator can keep track of family calendars and allow users to remotely look inside (via internal cameras), even when at the store.
Convenience, energy-efficiency and multi-tasking are just a few of the benefits of large appliances with internet connectivity and smart options. They also make helpful additions to homes undergoing improvements or updates, adding value to home prices.