If you go to any big box electronics or hardware store, you are likely to be overwhelmed with the number of ‘smart home’ products available. This trend doesn’t seem like it is going anywhere because it truly does make people’s lives easier.
Unfortunately, picking and choosing which appliances and products match each other and your lifestyle can be difficult. Certain brands are not compatible with others and sometimes the item just doesn’t function as you thought it would. My wife and I were looking to upgrade our lighting and our thermostat to ‘smart’ ones. That’s easy enough, right?
Totally wrong. We bought one brand of lights and a certain brand of a thermostat, both of which were compatible with our phones. We assumed that because they individually worked with our phones that they would work together, as the goal was to save on energy. This was not the case, but the store allowed us to exchange the items for ones that would cooperate.
WHAT IS ‘SMART HOME?’
Depending on how old you are, you might remember a children’s channel that featured a film about a smart house.
This movie came out ages before any technology like it had been produced so it was interesting and scary when the house started to take over their lives.
Luckily, today’s smart homes are simply homes with upgraded appliances that can be controlled and monitored from the homeowner’s smartphone.
There are smart thermostats and air conditioners, smart TVs, refrigerators, and lights. There are also smart products for your bathroom! You wouldn’t think of these products as being helpful in terms of bathroom plumbing, but believe it or not, they make your showering experience one to look forward to every single day!
DIGITAL SHOWERS & THEIR BENEFITS
Your shower probably sees use at least once per day–and that is if you don’t have other family members taking their turns!
A digital shower can easily be programmed to each person’s preferences of both temperature and water pressure.
Actually, a digital shower can be programmed to CHANGE temperature while you are still in it. This is a huge benefit for families with multiple children that take too long while showering or for spouses that struggle to make it to the office on time.
Almost every major plumbing fixture company has its own digital shower and many will have certain options that you can add or leave out. Just remember, that not all digital showers are created equally: some may be overpriced due to name brand recognition and others may cost far less. Do the research and talk with a trusted source to ensure you purchase the best digital shower for your home.
FINDING A NEW SHOWERHEAD
Digital showers are definitely expensive. If you still want to upgrade to a more luxurious bathroom without the major cost, consider replacing your showerhead.
There are plenty of options to choose from including rainfall, chromatherapy, Bluetooth connectivity, and body jets.
Of course, some options will be more expensive than others but you will still have a fantastic and relaxing shower experience every day or night!
CALL THE SERVICE SQUAD
When you’re looking for smart shower products, there is only one plumbing company to call! The Service Squad can help you decide which items best fit your lifestyle and budget, and once purchased, we can easily perform the installation.
Call us with any questions concerning digital showers or your new showerhead! If you’ve learned a thing or two about smart homes and smart shower products, take a minute to share this article with your friends!