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Smart innovations to make your home more comfortable

Published: April 21, 2017 10:00 AM
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(StatePoint) Innovations in smart technology continue to make our lives easier -- and now that extends to appliances and amenities for added convenience and control. Here are three to consider.

Multitasking

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Refrigerators

Gone is the era when your refrigerator merely kept your dairy and produce chilled.

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These days, appliances like the GE Caf and Profile series feature a Keurig K-Cup brewing system, so you can conveniently brew your morning cup of java without having to prepare the coffeepot or cue up an additional machine. For more information, visit GEAppliances.com.

Smarter Fireplaces

Your typical fireplace adds comfort, coziness and warmth to one specific room, but sometimes you want to enjoy the ambience and aesthetic benefits without all the heat. Smart technologies can help you divert some of the thermal energy to other rooms. For example, Heat-Zone and Heat Duct Kits distribute up to 50 percent of a fireplace's warmth to another room or within your home, allowing homeowners to enjoy the ambiance of their fireplace throughout the year, no matter the climate.

These heat management tools offer homeowners greater flexibility and control, giving them a truly customized fireside experience.

To learn more about heat management options and how they open up possibilities for unique fireplace installations, visit HeatnGlo.com.

Double-Duty Washers

We all have days when we generate a small but mighty load of laundry -- after a muddy soccer game is one example -- and new technology is making it easier to take care of those loads without wasting water, detergent or effort. Many manufacturers now offer separate compartments for small loads, while others have added convenience by introducing units that wash and steam clean clothes, eliminating a trip to the dry cleaners.


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