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Holy Texting Refrigerators, Batman!

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

While the full deployment of the smart electric meters required to enable your utility to dial back appliance operation remotely is several years away, manufacturers now are outlining the full array of functionality more intelligent appliances could offer. For example, your refrigerator could text you when the door has been left open.

Before you roll your eyes and wonder why you’d want to pay any more for a fridge with a built-in smartphone, consider a house full of hungry, less-than-attentive teenagers running amok. After all, a technology that saves the expense of a shopping cart’s worth of spoiled food could pay for itself very quickly.

This article originally ran in the September 2011 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine.

Holy Texting Refrigerators, Batman!

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