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5 Benefits of Smart Appliances in your Home

by Product Specialist

5 Benefits of Smart Appliances in your Home


Recent advancements in technology are changing the way we interact with our homes and the appliances in it. Smart appliances provide user-friendly technology and improve overall efficiency in our everyday lives. If you are interested in transitioning from traditional appliances to smart appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, or washer/dryer, Southwest Appliance in Durango, CO can help! Our knowledgeable staff can answer questions and educate you on how to appropriately use each smart appliance.

Receive alerts to a problem

With most household appliances, the sooner you notice a problem or malfunction, the better. However, many complications we come across with these appliances tend to go unnoticed until the problem has intensified. Smart appliances notify you at the first signs of a potential issue, from leaving the fridge door open to faulty water temperatures in the dishwasher. By notifying you about a small problem right away, the overall situation is resolved sooner and can save you from other complications that occur if the problem goes unnoticed.

Access from afar

Smart appliances allow you to control, monitor and secure activity even when you’re not at home. Receive notifications on current activities such as what cycle your load of laundry is on or how much longer food in the oven has until done.

If you are concerned about smart appliances possibly malfunctioning while you’re away, rest easy knowing that these appliances are designed to stop running or shut off water if a problem is detected.

Save money and conserve energy

While the upfront cost of switching over to smart appliances is higher than traditional appliances, you save money in the long run. This is due to the fact that smart appliances provide feedback on energy use and allow you to monitor energy consumption. Therefore, by conserving energy you are also cutting the cost of constantly running appliances.

Smart appliances show you issues that might be affecting the overall efficiency of the appliance. For example, a dryer would alert you to a full lint trap that needs emptying, or a refrigerator can alert you if the internal temperature is too low or high. In places where users are charged different rates based on the time of day, smart appliances allow homeowners to control their use of these appliances based on peak demand periods. Homeowners are either alerted to not run appliances during peak hours or are encouraged to run appliances in power-saving mode.

Communication among other smart appliances

All smart appliances are connected through the internet or WiFi, which is able to send a signal between similar appliances. Think about how many appliances you use in succession for certain chores. When washing clothes, you must wait for the wash cycle to end before placing clothes in the dryer. With an all-in-one washer/dryer combo, the washer communicates with the dryer to auto-select the appropriate cycle and drying time so that you no longer have to transfer clothing from washer to dryer.

Improve the way you cook

The principle use for a refrigerator is to keep food cold; however, new smart refrigerators allow for so much more. A few improvements to the overall function of a fridge allows homeowners to see what’s inside without opening the door and input foods and keep track of freshness. A smart fridge can also recommend dishes to cook based on what is in the fridge.

The smart refrigerator is not the only innovative appliance in the kitchen; the oven has been modified to improve your kitchen experience as well. With the new smart oven, simply place food in oven to bake, then set and forget. No need to be present when the dish is ready to come out. Once the desired bake time has been achieved, the oven goes into warming mode and keeps the food hot until it is ready to served.

Smart appliances are an excellent way to take the stress out of everyday household chores. If you’re looking to improve overall efficiency and simplify household tasks, a smart appliance is the key to a stress-free lifestyle. Upgrade your appliances today with Southwest Appliance, your neighborhood expert!