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Home Buyers Love Smart Technology


It seems that consumers are taking their home buying cues from smartphones and are looking for homes equipped with smart technology. A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate showed that its agents have found a greater interest from homebuyers in homes with smart features and technology than compared to two to five years ago.

In fact if a home doesn’t have smart technology features, buyers will pay to have them installed.  Smart technology features can be grouped into practical and functional use, for lifestyle and entertainment, or for safety and security.

Smart features found in appliances such as LG’s Studio Kitchen line of appliances include LED touchscreen displays, microwave sensor cooking and gourmet recipe banks. Alarm systems like the iSmart Alarm system, allow homeowners to keep an eye on their property from anywhere through an app on their smartphones or tablets. They can control the system as well as monitor and control a home's lighting, thermostat and smoke detectors.

Customers can count on American Fireplace to carry many products that cover all of these trends. While homeowners want to have greater control over their appliances from a distance and be able to monitor their utilization, they also want to use their appliances more efficiently, optimizing performance while decreasing costs.

Heatilator, an industry leader in builder-focused products for more than 80 years, has developed some of the most innovative heating products on the market. Take its IntelliFire™ Ignition System (IPI) for example. It’s safer and more efficient, saving up to $10/month in energy costs, than an ordinary pilot light, The IntelliFire™ Ignition System (IPI) is an advanced intermittent pilot ignition system that is constantly monitoring ignition. It comes with memory settings and a programmable wireless remote control. And you won’t have to worry about young children turning it on by accident as it comes equipped with a child safety lock.

Zone heating is another advanced heating technology that can provide homeowners with significant cost savings, helping them save up to 40% off their heating bills. Unlike older heating appliances, modern fireplaces, stoves and inserts provide warmth and can save money on your heating bill at the same time. And they won’t hurt the value of the home either. If you have a central furnace you know that it cycles on and off several times an hour and heats the whole house, including rooms that no one is using – wasting money. Now you can cut costs by turning down the thermostat for the central furnace and using Zone Heating .Studies have shown that Zone Heating solutions can provide energy savings of 20-40 percent.

And last but not least, Power Venting technology makes it possible to install a gas fireplace virtually anywhere. This accessory with slim venting can be installed throughout your home, ensuring safe fireplace operation and the best flames.

So if you’re thinking of adding smart heating technology to your home, give American Fireplace a call and find out how we can help you monitoring and controlling your heating appliances while saving money.


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