2015 is bringing science-fiction in our homes. From your garage to your kitchen, there are some pretty clever home automation products on the market that make things more convenient and improve their functionality. There is a so called Nest Thermostat that is learning permanently your routine, knows when you’re home so the house is always at the right temperature for you, and there is also an application for your phone from where you can set the temperature from anywhere, so is pretty clever and economic, too.
Home automation is not something to dream about because it is right here, right now and you can have everything set up on your phone so the door will automatically open when you get home, the light’s will turn on, your favorite tea will be prepared, and from here on you name it.
Something else really clever is the solar panel power that can be connected to the local electric company and when you don’t use all your electric energy, it goes to your neighbors and the electric company will reward you, so this is something that I found very clever and ecologic.
Eco tech may be expensive but you get your money back in a relatively short period of time because there are almost no bills to pay and it feels good to be independent from the big companies.