While there has been an increasing interest in alternative energy, and rightfully so, there is another innovation that’s changing the very concept of appliances today – artificial intelligence, or AI. Together, they will undoubtedly alter the way homeowners (and businesses) look at energy consumption and efficiency.

Is Using Alternative Forms of Energy Viable?

Of course. solar and wind energy are proving their value every day. Solar and wind farms dot the countryside, replacing a large percentage of the nation’s need for energy from fossil fuel. The key to successfully utilizing even more alternatively produced energy is moving that power to consumers when it’s needed most. That’s also where AI, as it’s being used for the next generation of home appliances, fits into the picture.

Smart Appliances Use Energy Efficiently

Intelligent software, capable of operating home appliances, already exists and is now being incorporated into everything from outdoor grills to washers and dryers. Although it’s still inconvenient to put off dinner because the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining, smart appliances frequently have the ability to put off cycling until power generated by alternative means is readily available. That type of scheduling means even less emphasis will have to be placed on fossil fuel generated power in the future.

Is the Use of Smart Appliances Really That Easy?

The short answer is yes. Smart vacuum cleaners, for example, can be programmed to vacuum floors during off-peak hours when there is little competition for power. Pool cleaners are another example of a smart appliance that saves time and money by operating at the most convenient times. On a more practical level, AI-controlled washers and dryers can also be programmed to cycle at virtually any time of the day or night. No human intervention is required, so middle-of-the-night operation won’t inconvenience anyone.

Business Owners Aren’t Being Left Behind

At the same time, similar workplace innovations are also on the horizon, meaning business owners may well be able to schedule devices to operate when their operation will best benefit the company, and that includes timing functions for times when business employees won’t be inconvenienced. That means productivity can rise at the same time operating costs are reduced.

Tomorrow’s appliances are already here, and savvy homeowners and businesses are already reaping the benefits of machines able to function autonomously. If you’re ready for the future, explore your options now.