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Solve simple problems to drive smart home adoption - study

DUBAI, January 10, 2019

A new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation is helping paint a picture of what our future smart homes will look like.

Responses from more than 2,000 homeowners and renters in four different regions of the world show what consumers are craving - smart features that are easy to understand and are a practical and efficient addition to their everyday household tasks.

At CES 2019, Whirlpool Corporation will introduce more than 20 new products and services across its brand portfolio that underscore these needs.

Findings from the survey, which underscore the need for practical, efficient solutions from the smart home, include a vast majority of consumers (72 per cent) are looking for simpler, faster ways to help manage their lives, and over half admit to feeling that cooking (52 per cent) and doing laundry (58 per cent) take up more than the preferred amount of time. Consumers are also immensely interested in smart appliances that manage water usage and help them save money.

Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation is making significant advancements in digitally transforming how people cook, clean, and do laundry. The company will announce innovations at CES 2019 that take friction out of every step of the cooking and laundry process, and help consumers save money and reduce waste in the process.

Other findings from the survey include:
● Three in four respondents (74 per cent) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
● Three in four respondents (75 per cent) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
● Three in four respondents (78 per cent) are interested in smart appliance features that help them save money
● Two in three respondents (64 per cent) say it's important that their appliances help save on electricity costs
● Two in three respondents (69 per cent) actively seek out products that can be personalised to their unique preferences

Survey results are based on a survey fielded by Research Now on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation of more than 2,000 consumers representing four countries, including the US, India, Brazil and France. The survey questioned respondents on their daily routines and preferences when it comes to home appliances. - TradeArabia News Service




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