Many of us are constantly looking for that next gadget to kit out our homes and make them even more connected. The goal of smart homes is to make our lives easier, more streamlined and automated.
So, after you get a set of Philips Hue lightbulbs to gently send you off to bed at night, you should be thinking about your home’s climate and the effects temperature can play on your health and mood.
Don’t worry if you already have some beautiful celling fans already, companies like GE and Insteon have got your back! These options allow you to add a smart connector to your fan or change the switch so it can be a smart fan. This also enables services such as Amazon’s Alexa. Bond has a great plug-and-play option too, which works with Nest products, available to pre-order.
The Top Reasons You Need a Smart Fan
So why should you invest in a smart fan? Here are five of the best reasons you need a smart fan in your home.
1. Better Sleep
One of the crucial factors that determines the quality of our sleep is the temperature in the bedroom. Too hot and you’re be uncomfortable all night, too cold and you won’t want to wake up in the morning. With the ability to monitor your room’s air quality, the exquisitely designed range of HomeKit enabled smart fans from Hunter can automatically turn on to reduce the air temperature and help you get the best out of your night’s sleep.
2. More Comfortable Environment
As with any type of ceiling fan, you’re looking for something that efficiently cools your environment. Packed with sensors, these smart fans can automatically monitor your home’s environment and automate a cooling program for you. If you come home and want to cool down quickly, just tell Siri to turn on your HomeKit enabled Hunter Symphony and feel the breeze!
3. Save money
The compatibility of the Haiku Wi-Fi enabled fans with the Nest Learning Thermostat is a great feature. We all hate a hot house during the summer, so don’t put up with it! The SenseME technology inside the Haiku smart fan allows you to take the load off your air conditioner. This can save up to 30% on your energy bills. This also works great for the winter months, where your smart fan can turn slowly to push hot air back down without causing a down draft.
4. Look After Your Pets
Pets are so important and central to our lives. If you want to quickly step out the house you’re always going to be worried about your pest. But with a smart fan, like the Hunter Signal, you can leave home knowing that your pets are in good hands. If the temperature rises too much, it can swing into action (pardon the pun) and cool your house down. Add a connected indoor camera to your setup, and you can check on your pooch come rain or shine.
5. Home Integration
One of the hallmarks of connected home technology is integration with other smart tech. From lightbulbs to deadbolt locks, the smart home market is forever expanding the opportunities to automate your home. With location-based interactions, as soon as you come home, you can be greeted by a cool home. You can even use the built-in light in the range of Hunter fans to help you wake up in the morning.
Adding a smart fan to your home is a step in the right direction for home automation. It will save you money, blow your friends away and help you sleep. For your next smart home technology, look no further: your answer is here.
What other smart tech do you use to reduce energy consumption during the hot summer months? Let us know in the comments!