Who would’ve thought that one day you could control your home appliances by sitting in one place, that too by simply using your smartphone? Surprisingly enough, you can do that now. You just have to make sure that the appliances you are trying to control are “smart home devices”. They should have the ability to connect to your home’s WiFi and the rest you leave to your phone.
To do so, you would need a reliable internet connection, either in the form of WiFi or mobile data. If you are opting for mobile data, make sure to choose a network carrier that supports 5G internet, such as Xfinity mobile. The 5G band is currently the fastest and it is much better than using 4G on your phone since it is now outdated.
Here are some apps you can use to control your smart devices with your phone:
SmartHQ App by GE
How cool would it be if you could command your oven to preheat itself while you got other chores done? Imagine the convenience of not having to check on your oven over and over again. Luckily enough, you can do that with GE’s SmartHQ App. Not only does it allow you to tell your oven to preheat itself, but you may also change the temperature of your oven so that you don’t risk burning your food.
It works best if you are someone who is very forgetful. You would avoid a disaster if you simply control your oven with your phone. The best part is that you don’t even have to walk up to your oven. The next time you are making lasagna and are watching something on Netflix, make the best out of this application and control the oven with your phone so you don’t have to pause what you’re watching repeatedly.
6th Sense Live by Whirlpool
6TH Sense Live from Whirlpool company is so cool that it’s not just conscious about the environment but also lets you know how much energy you are using. This way, the company makes sure that your refrigerator, washing machine, or even your dishwasher are not using excessive energy, saving up on your electricity bill. Another cool feature of this app is how it sends you an alert if you accidentally leave your fridge door open or if you accidentally left your laundry in the machine.
Downloading this app helps you get your chores done in time, especially your laundry since your machine lets you know as soon as your clothes get washed. You may then fold your laundry and relax for a while, knowing you are done with your laundry for the day.
Dacor’s Mobile App
When it comes to smart ovens, you are not only restricted to getting an appliance by GE but you can get an oven from Dacor as well. It can practically do everything that a GE oven can do. You can make changes to your oven’s temperature through your application. You can set a timer so that the oven turns off on its own. This makes life a lot easier since it reduces physical effort by you not having to walk over to the oven every time. You can use the app remotely, you can make changes to your oven’s settings even as you are in your garden, watering your plants.
The part where you can remotely start your car is innovation at its best. A company called Viper has created a system that can let your car connect to your phone so that you may perform essential tasks such as starting your car, turning on your car’s heating system, or even warming your seats so that you don’t have to sit on a cold one only to warm it up.
The best part about this company is that it has a lot of positive reviews by customers, giving you all the more reason to get it installed in your car. This would also help you warm up your engine before you drive, keeping it safe from damage.
Applications in Development
While other companies have already developed applications, there are some that are still working on the development of apps that they can integrate with their products. These companies include Samsung and LG, and the reason for these apps still being in development is so that they could add as much innovation as possible. Some examples of what these apps can do include sending commands as texts to your devices. Sending simple commands such as “preheat the oven,” “adjust oven temperature,” or simply “going on vacation” will place all your appliances on standby or even power saving mode so that they waste less energy.
This way, not only can you send commands to your devices but you can also save up on a lot of energy so you have a bill that’s lighter on your budget. It’s also great from an environmental perspective since it can help you tackle climate change on an individual level. When it comes to finding a new energy plan, Frontier Utilities plans offer a variety of options for those looking to be more environmentally conscious. Customers can sign up for a 100% renewable energy plan, which is perfect for those who are looking to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint.
Technology these days has made life a lot easier and more convenient. A couple of years ago, no one would have thought we would be starting cars using our mobile phones! The next time you wish to add more smart appliances to your house, make sure that you keep these in mind!