Are you planning on updating your Portland Oregon Rental Property? If so, you may be thinking about adding smart appliances to your rental property.

Should You Add Smart Appliances To Your Rental Property?

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Are you planning on updating your Portland Oregon Rental Property? If so, you may be thinking about adding smart appliances because most people are used to using smart appliances in 2020 and even grandparents feel comfortable using smartphones and other technology daily.

In this article, we will provide you insight into what smart appliances you should consider adding to your Portland investment property.

Smart Doorbell

Smart doorbells are without a doubt one of the most popular smart appliances in 2020 because just about everyone likes to see who is standing at their door before they open them.

Besides security, smart doorbells are also excellent for safety because they can record up to five minutes of video and provide the homeowner, or tenant, with the option of knowing who or what was at their front door during a specific period of the time of day.

In 2020, it’s possible to find smart doorbells for as little as $50 at your local Walmart while other doorbells can cost as much as $200.

When choosing a smart doorbell, it’s best to consider the features that each model offers including if the doorbell offers HD, video, audio, and night vision capability at your rental property.

The benefit of having a smart doorbell is that it will provide your tenant with an extra “layer” of safety and security knowing that they can use the smart doorbell to see who is at their door any time of the day or night before they answer their front door.

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are a little costlier than smart doorbells in 2020 since they can cost between $100 to $500 depending on the smart thermostat that you choose.

Why should you choose one for your Portland Rental Property? A smart thermostat will remember the temperature preferences of your tenant and enable them to use the HVAC unit on your rental property more efficiently.

What’s even better is that your tenant will have the ability to set the temperature in their rental, anywhere they have access to the internet. This convenience means that they will always be able to come home to a warm house during the winter or a cool house during the summer.

Smart Refrigerator

Last, of all, another appliance that you should consider adding to your PDX rental property is a smart refrigerator.

Smart fridges have gained in popularity in recent years because they enable owners or tenants to know what’s in the fridge at any moment, easily purchase items when they run out and make smarter food purchases.

There is a wide variety of smart fridge models on the market today that have similar features including touch screens.

The average smart fridge can range in price from $2,000 to $5,000 but another benefit is that you can give your tenants a premium feature that will also enable them to have more control over the foods that they purchase and meals that they cook.

Besides smart thermostats, fridges, and doorbells, there are also other smart appliances to choose from including smart stoves, washers, dryers and more so it’s best to think about the location of your rental property and choose the best smart appliance that will offer the most value to your tenants.

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