Smart devices can make your home more comfortable and more convenient. They also make NYC apartments for rent or for sale more attractive to younger buyers, and they can increase your property value. 

Take a look at a few smart devices to modernize your home below.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats such as Ecobee or Nest can make a big difference to a home’s comfort and energy efficiency. With them, you can ensure that every room is at the right temperature when needed. When no one’s at home, the smart thermostat will adjust the temperature settings automatically to conserve energy.

Controllable via smart gadgets such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and smartphone apps, smart thermostats can make apartments for rent in Manhattan much more attractive to renters. 

Smart Water Heaters

Smart water heaters can revolutionize your approach to heating water and troubleshooting in your home. With them, you can access water temperature control remotely via smartphones and smart gadgets.

These devices aren’t limited to controlling water temperature. They also can monitor for performance problems and leaks, making routine and unplanned maintenance that much easier. Given the laws around hot water in apartments for rent in NYC, smart water heaters can make life less complicated for landlords.

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting solutions such as bulbs, dimmers, and switches are an easy way to modernize your home, especially if you’re considering an NYC apartment for rent. Smart lighting lets you switch the lights on and off or dim or brighten them with voice commands or via a smartphone app or a gadget such as a smart speaker.

Philips Hue is one of the most popular smart lightbulb ranges to consider. If you want to start small, get a starter pack with a hub and a few lightbulbs. When you’re ready to expand, you can add more bulbs, as well as lamps, light strips, and other options. 

Video Doorbells

A video doorbell is a boon to the security-conscious homeowner or renter. With a device such as the Ezviz DB1C Wi-Fi, you can see who is at your door without getting up from the sofa or getting out of bed.

Some video doorbells also let you speak with the person knocking at your door. Beyond that, video doorbells record footage of people who approach your door when you’re at home but unable to answer and when you’re out. They’re an excellent additional smart feature for apartments for rent in Manhattan.

Motorized Smart Blinds

Drapes are certainly practical, and they can be beautiful, but they also can make rooms appear smaller than they really are. Motorized smart blinds offer a convenient and practical alternative. Smart blinds are a great way to modernize your home and add a design flare to help it feel more spacious.

Graywind is a fantastic example of customizable app-controlled motorized smart blinds. Made from linen and 100% blackout polyester, they’re easy to clean, fade-resistant, and durable. You can control them using voice commands via a smart assistant, or you can use a remote control that can control up to nine blinds. 

Smart Air Purifier

Last but not least, a smart air purifier is an appealing way to modernize NYC apartments for rent. They can monitor indoor air quality and purify it of various airborne pollutants and allergens.

A good example is the Dyson Purifier Cool TP07, which is a HEPA air purifier and an oscillating fan with Wi-Fi connectivity. You can control it via your smartphone and with voice commands. 

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