We all want to save a bit of money, and even a few quid can go a long way. There’s loads of smart home tech that can save you money on household bills, and we’ve rounded up our favourites.
If you want to start saving money on household bills, a smart thermostat is a good place to start. With systems like this one from Hive, everything is controlled through your phone, so you never have to heat an empty home again. This alone could shave a few quid off your bills every month, which really adds up throughout the year. That rainy day fund will be overflowing before you know it.
Forgotten to switch everything off before you leave the house? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s the TV, a games console or even the kettle, you can now use a smart plug to save yourself some pennies. This Amazon Echo model can be controlled through the Alexa app on your phone, so you can turn off your tech wherever you are. You can even connect them to an Alexa smart speaker, so you can switch everything off with your voice as you’re leaving the house. Perfect if you’re in a rush.
Even if you always remember to turn your tech off, we’ll bet that everyone forgets about the lights from time to time. With Phillips Hue lightbulbs, you can use your phone to check which bulbs are on in your home and turn them off, even if you’re enjoying a relaxing holiday.