For the last 100 years or so, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other household appliances have basically performed the same way. But in recent years, so-called “smart” appliances have been appearing on the market. These appliances can be connected to the Internet through your home’s existing WiFi and controlled with your smartphone.
Not surprisingly, GE is at the forefront of this emerging technology—and it’s about to take off. Experts estimate there will be 13 billion WiFi-connected appliances and devices in consumers’ homes by the year 2020.
You may be wondering why anyone would need a WiFi-connected appliance. Here are five good reasons:
GE’s WiFi Connect appliances deliver real, everyday convenience for real, everyday moments. For example, you can start preheating your GE Profile Wall Oven or GE Profile Range before you leave work, so it’s at the perfect temperature right when you walk in the door. Or, place your dinner in the oven before you leave the house and use your phone to choose the time the oven turns on. That way, you’re coming home to a fully cooked dinner.
Alternatively, what if you are already home, but you’re busy with chores or playing with the kids and you hear the oven’s timer beep? No need to run to the kitchen. Simply take out your phone and turn the oven off or set it to “warm,” then return to what you were doing until you can get back to the kitchen.
Some GE WiFi Connect refrigerators have Keurig K–cup brewing systems built right into the door. As if that wasn’t convenient enough, you can time it so hot water is ready to brew your coffee as soon as you step into the kitchen in the morning.
- Peace of Mind
You leave the refrigerator door open. You forget to turn the oven off. Or maybe the dishwasher springs a leak while you’re not at home. These scenarios happen to all of us at one time or another. With a GE WiFi Connect appliance, you’ll receive alerts on your phone if anything is wrong and then you can control the device from your phone to prevent disaster.
You’ll also get alerts when it’s time to perform regular maintenance, like cleaning the oven or changing the water filter in your fridge.
- Energy Efficiency
Smart appliances can also help you save energy and reduce utility bills. For example, you can program your GE WiFi Connect dishwasher to run in the middle of the night when energy costs are typically lower. Or set your refrigerator’s thermostat to adjust itself throughout the day so it stays colder during the day and runs more efficiently at night.
- Powerful Partnerships
GE Appliances has partnered with leaders in the world of WiFi-connected devices, like Amazon and Google to enable your appliances to respond to your voice commands. You can also have your appliances track and order supplies for you through Amazon Dash. That means your dishwasher will detect when you are running low on your favorite detergent and automatically order more.
- Future-Proof Technology
You may be reluctant to invest in a smart appliance now, thinking that something newer and better is just around the corner. The best part about smart appliances is that they are future-proof. You’ll get automatic software upgrades as soon as they are available ensuring that you always have access to the latest features and benefits. No additional purchases necessary.
If you’re interested in learning more about GE WiFi Connect, then stop by Reno’s Appliance showroom in Paterson, NJ to see our large selection of appliances in that collection, including single-convection wall ovens, double-convection wall ovens, free-standing ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers.
Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service.