If you are a wilful luddite who resists the lure of flashy new technology at every turn, you probably haven’t heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). While this combination of words may seem random, it is one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Appliance repair services are our specialty, and because we understand the value of adaptability we like to stay abreast of any big disruptions in the industry. The Internet of Things is starting to play a huge role in the world of appliances. One very popular example is the smart fridge, which scans all of the food in your fridge and tells you when are out of something. If your kitchen is integrated with an IoT system, then all of your appliances are in constant communication, striving to make your life easier.
Many people love the idea of benevolent robots making life easier for us so we can focus on what’s really important: work, family and friends. However, some people may remember the SkyNet phenomenon from the Terminator films and be extremely wary of a world where every appliance is wirelessly connected, paving the way for the robot revolution. All joking aside, whether you have a classic General Electric fridge with fake wood paneling on it or a slick new smart fridge, you can always rely on our fridge repair services in Toronto when you run into a problem.
In other IoT news, a Silicon Valley based company called Innit has developed software that can analyze whatever you have left in your fridge and pantry and suggest what meal you should cook. It will even preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature! Some may scoff at this and say that it is over the top, but there is an argument to be made that it will reduce food waste, since we so often forget that we bought things and throw out food that’s gone off.
Increasingly, this seems to be the way that world is headed. All cars are manufactured with GPS screens these days, and soon there will be self driving cars. For those of us who grew up in what you might call “a simpler time” this can all be a little bit unsettling – then again, change is inevitable so it might be time to embrace this culture of increased automation and computer intelligence.
In the category of central air (HVAC), the Internet of Things seems to be playing an increasingly large role as well. With smart air systems, you can change the temperature of your home remotely. As with food waste, this will also be more efficient, allowing you to turn off your home A/C from work if you forgot. It will also allow you to turn up the heat before you arrive home on a cold day so that your home will be cozy and inviting. If you need to fix your air conditioner this summer –whether it’s a smart system or not – our experts are on hand to help you out.
Whether or not you want to embrace the future of smart appliances is up to you, but it’s always good to be informed. If you have any questions regarding our services, call us today!