Smart Technology Trends for Your Home

It’s safe to say that in the past few years, many of us have noticed an increased prevalence of technology in our lives – from smart phones and apps, to advances in electric vehicles and solar power. At times it can feel overwhelming to stay ahead of the curve. New technologies have even transformed many aspects of the plumbing, heating, air, electrical and remodel industry. Below we’ll explore a few noteworthy trends that may benefit you in your home.

Touchless Technology

Touchless Faucets:
Touchless faucets are an innovative, hands-free system that starts and stops water flow based only on your movements. Moen’s MotionSense™ lets you set things in motion with just a wave of your hand. Nothing is easier or more convenient. The hands-free operation also helps control the spread of germs. With sensors that deliver water only when you need it, MotionSense™ is designed to add convenience while minimizing waste.

 

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Touchless Toilets:
In May, KOHLER® announced a revolutionary way for homeowners to flush their toilets – touchless. Simply hold your hand over the top of your toilet tank, and a sensor activates the flush. Touchless is a more hygienic option – no touch means fewer germs to pick up or leave behind. The new touchless technology, which is battery-operated, is available pre-installed on select KOHLER®models, or as an easy-to-install retrofit kit that is compatible with most toilets.

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KOHLER® Nightlight Toilet Seats
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and squint in annoyance at the harsh bathroom light? The KOHLER® Nightlight toilet seat may be the solution for you. Illuminated by dual LED lights, the Nightlight toilet seat was created to provide lighted guidance without disturbing your nighttime vision. The soft glow can be seen with the toilet lid up or down. The battery-operated Nightlight runs on an automatic seven-hour cycle – so you only need to program it once and then you’re set.

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Lutron Pico® Wireless Lighting Control
The Pico® wireless switch system offers a new versatile lighting control that works well with existing lighting configurations. Remotely turn on security lighting with the touch of a switch. The Pico® switch is designed to control LED lighting and is dimmable. The Lutron collection of energy-saving light controls is “smart”, incorporating aesthetics and ergonomics. They come in a variety of colors and styles to complement any space.

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Venstar ColorTouchTM Series Digital Thermostat
ColorTouch™ is a multi-functional, simple-to-use, programmable touch screen thermostat. ColorTouch™ has customizable backgrounds, including the users’ own photos, and more than a dozen preset themes, including holiday themes. You even have the option to install a Wi-Fi key, which allows thermostat access over the internet. From your mobile device, you can access your thermostat from a free app. The app gives you the ability to view and change the heat and/or cool set point temperatures, check the equipment status, set service alert reminders, and much more!

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Contact Ideal today to find out how you can start using smart technology in your home! (619) 583-7963 or ideal@idealsvc.com

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