Laundry is certainly a tedious chore, but home automation can at least make it more energy efficient. How many times has someone put clothes in the washing machine and forgotten about them? And after a while, those clothes need to be washed again. However, some washing machines, like the LG smart washers, allow consumers to receive status updates on smartphones to let them know when the washer has completed a cycle. And when a consumer loads a smart washing machine, it automatically senses the load size and makes adjustments as necessary to ensure they don’t use more water than what is needed.
Some smart dryers have sensor dry technology that gauges the moisture levels when the load is drying, and then they automatically adjust the drying time.
For homeowners who are tired of shouting “close the refrigerator” at their housemates all day, an Instaview refrigerator lets them see what’s inside without ever opening the door. These refrigerators have a tinted glass panel, and when a person knocks on the panel twice, a light comes on, showing the refrigerators contents without letting the cold air out. And there are smartphone apps that will send notifications when someone has left the refrigerator door open. Homeowners can also use the app to remotely adjust temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer.
In addition, the time it takes to cook dinner can be cut in half with Flex Duo ranges with include 2 doors. This allows home chefs to cook two meals at two different temperatures and even set and control the temperature for each, with a smartphone. From preheating the oven to adjusting the cooking time to turning the oven off, homeowners can prepare food faster and save energy.