When it comes to home renovations and upgrades, there are many different approaches to consider. While updating your flooring or painting your walls can certainly make your home feel like new, incorporating new technology can truly modernize it. As experts in home renovations and efficient designs, the team at Alderidge Construction has provided a list of some of the most effective new tech for your home. The right technology in the right space can instantly make your home more comfortable, livable, and efficient.
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Technology to Enhance Your Home
With so many different devices on the market, it can be difficult to determine which solutions are right for your home. To enhance and modernize your home, consider adding or updating the following types of technology:
Smart thermostats, voice-activated “smart hubs”, and wireless light systems are all examples of smart devices that can make any home more efficient and comfortable. These devices allow you to control various aspects of your home with your phone or voice. This makes it easy to remotely tweak temperature settings when no one is home or turn off any forgotten lights, saving you money without cutting down on comfort.
Though they are typically not as exciting as smart devices, modern appliances can greatly increase the efficiency, comfort, and appeal of your home. Consider replacing your current refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, freezer, washer, and dryer with modern units. Most modern appliances are designed to offer the same reliable performance you expect, but with much greater energy efficiency. This allows you to reduce your electricity consumption while updating the look and functionality of your core appliances.
An often-overlooked area of the home is the plumbing. Many homes consume more water than is needed, resulting in higher costs and increased environmental impact. To reduce costs and impact, consider upgrading your plumbing to be more efficient. It is also worth installing high-efficiency toilets, low-flow showerheads, efficient faucets, and tankless water heaters. This technology allows you to cut down on water and energy consumption without reducing comfort.
Passive Solar Design
Passive solar design utilizes the sun’s natural light and heat to reduce the need for additional light and heat sources in your home. By harnessing this natural renewable resource, you can maintain the comfort of your home while drastically cutting down on energy consumption. Please note that passive solar design may require some modifications to your home. Reach out to our team to learn more.
For more ideas on new tech for your home, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. Our experts can be reached through our online contact form and are ready to assist you with any questions you may have.