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How To Properly Install Smart Appliances

Quick Guide to Installing Smart Appliances

You’ve decided to upgrade your appliances, and you may be wondering, “so now what?” Installing smart appliances like refrigerators, lights, plugs, and more can seem intimidating at first.

There are a few extra steps you may need to take to get everything up and running, and our electrical professionals at Meyers Companies, Inc. want to help!

Installing Smart Plugs

Smart plugs work with just about any other appliance that uses a plug. Plugs are the easiest way to upgrade your home and control the appliances. They’re easy to set up and can be controlled by an app once you connect the light to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Just plug them into your decided outlet, and plug in the device you would like to control.

There are also smart outlets that you can install. And, while they’re a little different from smart plugs, all most require is being plugged into the current outlet. You can still control them using a Wi-Fi connection.

Installing Smart Lighting

If you want to begin your smart home journey with a simple addition, smart lighting is the way to go. A lot of smart lighting brands don’t require a central hub to be installed in order to interact with other smart devices like displays.

Connecting smart lighting can be simple. They can easily be screwed in like any other light bulb, and you can connect most brands through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which is a common way to connect smart devices.

Installing Other Smart Appliances

If you would like to take your smart home up a notch, you can always install many different smart devices and appliances like:

  • Refrigerators

  • Thermostats

  • Smoke detectors

  • CO detectors

  • Washers

  • Dryers

  • Dishwashers

  • Showerheads

The list goes on, and there’s no such thing as too many! The number one concern with installing any kind of smart appliance or device is electrical safety. Smart appliances and other cool gadgets can still pose a fire risk for your home.

Our team Meyers Companies, Inc. suggests getting your outlets, home electric grid, electrical panel, and electrical wires inspected by a professional before installing too many appliances. When you’re ready, give us a call at Meyers Companies, Inc. to schedule your appointment and we can ask any questions you may have!