3 Benefits of Upgrading to Smart Appliances

3 Benefits of Upgrading to Smart Appliances

Technology has changed the way we do just about everything. From communicating with loved ones to listening to our favorite tunes, there’s an app for just about everything.

What Is a Smart Home?

Investopedia defines a smart home as “a convenient home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled remotely from anywhere with an internet connection using a mobile or other networked device.”

Smart homes have grown greatly in popularity across the globe. Recent estimates found as many as 37 percent of US households – or 47.4 million – own a smart home device.

You may think purchasing smart appliances is generally a heftier initial cost. However, you’ll see these products ultimately save money in multiple ways, making them a sound investment for your home.

3 Benefits of Using Smart Appliances

Your first thought might be how a smart appliance can make things easier overall. This is true – but there are other benefits you might not be aware of.

Wolf Smart Wall Oven


According to the U.S. Fire Administration, cooking fires were the leading cause of all residential house fires from 2017 to 2019. Among those, the leading factor contributing to them was unattended equipment.

A smart range significantly reduces the risks of these types of kitchen fires. For example, the GE® 27″ Smart Built-In Double Wall Oven has many settings – from a convection oven or air fryer setting to proofing doughs at the perfect temperature.

However, more importantly, this range – and others like it – can alert you with notifications of burners left on or something burning. Once you receive the notification, you can quickly take action from wherever you are, using your connected smart phone.

Using a smart oven means your oven is never unattended, as long as you have your connected device with you.

LG Smart Laundry Washer and Dryer


It’s tough when you get home after a long day’s work and have to worry about making dinner, on top of all the other things you have to get done. Imagine getting home only to discover one of your appliances is not working properly.

Thankfully, with smart technology, many of today’s smart appliances come with built-in troubleshooting and maintenance.

So rather than waiting for your repair person to come fix the problem, you already have your appliance telling you what’s wrong.

Save Energy

While the Boston weather is cold right now, Boston summers can really heat up. Air conditioners use roughly 6 percent of all electricity in the U.S. according to energy.gov. Upgrading to an energy-efficient AC can save you up to 50 percent on your electric usage.

Augment those energy savings with the ability to adjust your home’s air conditioner from your phone, and you save even more. For example, the GE® 115 Volt Smart Room Air Conditioner allows you to adjust the thermostat before you arrive home. Now, your house will be comfortable without burning unnecessary electricity when you’re not there.


Smart appliances make our lives easier, safer, and more convenient so we can spend more time with the people and things we love. Shop Boston Appliance’s list of the latest smart appliances, and start simplifying your life today.

GE Smart Fridge