Environmental friendliness tops list of “whys” for smart home adoption in 2021
A new survey just released by LG into the whys and wherefores of smart home adoption indicates the fact that energy savings and other environmental concerns top the list of reasons for consumers to adopt smart home technologies.
Indeed, today’s smart homes are setting a new benchmark for environmentally-friendly living. Through energy optimisation features found in the latest connected products, smart homes help users achieve a more sustainable way of life while being protected from hefty energy bills.
Overall, while smart homes and smart products have clearly been embraced by mainstream consumers, what hasn’t been clear is what benefits users are actually getting in return for their investments. With this in mind, LG dug deeper into how homes of the new age are transforming everyday lives.
By gathering the opinions of 857 US smart home owners, the LG ThinQ 2021 Smart Home Report reveals just how smart homes can be a win for everyone.
Contrary to what many might think, less tech-savvy users are actually more satisfied with their smart homes, with twice as many users between the ages of 50 and 54 (60 percent) responding that they were “very satisfied” compared to participants in the 25-29 age group.
Satisfaction was higher for older homeowners as they spend more time at home with their families compared to other age groups, affording them more time to fully enjoy the benefits of their smart homes.
The fact that smart homes provide adaptable, easy-to-use solutions was an added plus. Smart homes can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of tech fluency or age and they can play an important role in narrowing the digital divide.
While smart homes are designed to be universally beneficial, those benefits have the advantage of being unique to every individual. The survey revealed how smart spaces are providing flexible solutions that adapt to distinctive lifestyles based on users’ key values, interests and hobbies.
For example, when it comes to leisure time, survey respondents with a passion for gardening named the remote control/voice command function of their smart TVs, refrigerators and washing machines among their top three most utilised features as they allow users to communicate with their products even when they’re busy in the garden.
The LG ThinQ Smart Home Report thus presents an interesting look at how consumers’ lifestyles may change in the years ahead, a blueprint for those interested in incorporating smart technologies in their everyday lives. Click here for the full report.