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Luxury Home Technology Trends for 2013
At this year’s annual Computer Electronics Show, tons of amazing electronics for the home were debuted. Many of these new electronics are now being touted as some of the big must-have trends for luxury homes in 2013.
Home automation is a major trend for 2013, with televisions that control everything from your home’s heating and cooling to its security and lighting. This new technology also has put smartphones on a bit of a power trip themselves, as the market now has a flood of apps that enable you to control home security, unlock doors, conserve energy and tinker with lighting. There are even apps that can provide a digital estimate of your home’s energy consumption and costs.
This year, we’ll surely see the continued trend in luxury homes toward discovering new ways to better optimize the energy efficiency of the home. Homes built with energy- efficient materials, such as foam insulation and on-site renewable energy, are already a staple of many homebuilders. However, this year that practice is expected to move into energy-efficient automation systems.
Now on the market are energy-efficient home automation systems, such as lighting control systems that can be tied into your HVAC system or window treatments. These systems allow you to program them to automatically adjust based on outdoor lighting, time of day or indoor temperature. These added features in a custom-built home with energy-efficient materials make a huge impact on the overall energy efficiency and potential cost savings.
Looking for a way to make your indoor air even cleaner? The newest technology for central air systems now incorporates vacuums for cleaner air and improved noise reduction to boot. This is a great new option for anyone with indoor allergies.
Trending technology will also be found in custom home kitchens in 2013. High-end appliances, such as ovens with visuals of the food you’re cooking and step-by-step instructions on how to precisely cook any meal via a touchscreen pad, will make creating exquisite meals even easier.
Incorporating these great new technology trends into your energy-efficient luxury custom home will increase the cost-saving opportunities and make life even easier for homeowners.
Marcus McCue | SVP & CMO Guardian Mortgage Company