New in Home Technology

home technologyWondering what’s hot in home technology? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the coolest new gadgets and hi-tech features out there today.

Heated Driveway—You’ve probably heard of heated car seats and heated floors. Now you can even have a heated driveway! No more shoveling snow to get out of the garage or worrying about icy sidewalks. Just like radiant floor heating systems, radiant heated driveways melt snow at the flip of a switch under almost any driveway, patio, or sidewalk surface.

Smart Grid Appliances—Washing machines, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and heating and air-conditioning units—they’ve all been updated to the wireless era! Today you can manage your appliances from any smartphone, tablet, or computer at home, work, or on the road. Not only is the energy green, but it’s never been easier to get things done. It’s as easy as checking your email!

Sun Tunnel—Do you have windowless rooms that could use some sunlight? Now, with the Velux Sun Tunnel, your home can have sunlight in every room! The Sun Tunnel is a flexible sunlight-capturing technology that delivers daylight from the outside to wherever you need it. How cool is that?

Thermal Imaging Gun—Now you can do what the professionals do for a fraction of the price. For as little as $50, you can own your very own thermal leak detector. These high tech guns detect energy leaks in your walls using infrared technology. You can even get a more advanced model, costing up to a couple thousand dollars, that will go as far as detecting water, electric, and other problems hidden in your walls, saving you time and money in utility bills and repairs.

Smart Home Technologies—Now you can use your tablet, iPhone, or computer to control everything in your house from communications to energy consumption. Smart home technology also introduces intelligent lighting control for every light in every room, and an automated security system.

When it comes to your new custom home, Richwell can help you design something that incorporates all the latest in home technology. Contact us today for more information: 724-601-3363. ~

Written by Becky Gil