Smart Home Technology Choices as Cool as your iPhone
By: Architectural Visions
You love your smart phone, your iPad, your cool technology, right? Doesn’t your home call for the same kind of cool? Consider these two tech savvy products that also can add comfort and convenience to your home – as well as giving you something to beat your friends’ newest gadgets.
You might think thermostats are the most boring thing on your walls. Consider these facts:
1. Thermostats control 50% of the energy used in your home
2. Programmable thermostats can save you an average of $360/year
If you’re like the rest of us, you fiddle with the thermostat to get comfortable. Programmable thermostats let you set and forget, but the array of buttons impossible to navigate. Enter NEST – a cool new thermostat that learns your schedule and your temperature preferences with the turn of a dial. Designed by Apple and Google geniuses, it’s also elegant looking. The small investment will pay for itself in a year or two. And best of all, unlike your iPod, Nest sits on your wall, inviting your friends’ oos and ahs.
Infinity® from Marvin Windows and Doors
Speaking of oos and ahs, when was the last time you bragged about your windows? If you had Infinity replacement windows and doors you would. Like Nest and Apple, Marvin has some pretty clever engineers who are out ahead with ideas. Infinity is made with a material called Ultrex®, which after 15 years turns out to be the best possible window material. Most other brands of windows are made to last 10 or 20 years, but Infinity is backed by a lifetime warranty. What else comes with that?
Ultrex’s thermal properties keep out temperature extremes for comfort you can really feel. Infinity stays looking as great the day they’re installed without painting – even after decades. And with the energy savings, they’ll pay for themselves. Infinity is so easy to live with, you’ll never think about them again –except when you’re tempted to brag!
So when you feel like indulging in a technology binge, stop and think about Nest and Infinity to give your home technology bling.