With technology advancing at a rapid pace, our homes are now becoming smarter too.

In this blog post, we'll be examining the concept of a connected home, looking at the benefits of digital technology and finding out more about the digital showers available from the UK's No 1 showering manufacturer, Mira Showers.

What is a connected home?

Within today’s world, it is becoming part of everyday life that when you switch a device on, it will often connect to a smartphone or smart device. Whether it’s turning your central heating off from work because you accidentally left it on, or switching off a plug to check that your hair straighteners are definitely off, there are more ways than ever before to have a truly "connected home".

What are the benefits of smart/digital technology?

Digital technology gives us better control, allowing us to manipulate products to suit our needs. With older users, security and CCTV can bring added peace of mind, whereas younger generations often enjoy the practicality or entertainment features that smart technology brings. While it used to be gadget lovers that had the most up-to-date technology, today, we are all able to remotely control aspects of our lives at the touch of a button. Whether it is making a bank payment, changing the temperature of the shower or viewing the live stream of our home security system—the smallest of problems can be overcome with the use of technology. Put simply, digital products are able to give people a great sense of control and empowerment.

Mira Showers smartphone app

These products are already accessible within the home, and there is no reason why this type of technology cannot be used in the bathroom. That’s why we asked Mira Showers, the UK’s No.1 showering manufacturer, to talk through the ways that technology can enhance one of the most functional rooms in your property.

Can showers really be smart?

Digital showers are often known as "smart" showers because they are packed with digital technology which allows users precise flow and temperature control as well as innovative features. Mira Showers have created a brand new, "smart" shower: the new Mira Mode. This shower not only has the precise temperature control that you would expect from a digital shower, it comes complete with a free app for your smartphone. Via a wireless, Bluetooth® connection, it seamlessly pairs with the shower to enable you to switch the shower on and off from your phone. For added safety, you can use the app to programme your maximum temperature which is perfect for both younger and older generations. Plus, if you are watching your water and energy bills, the Mira Mode app allows you to set the duration of your shower as well—perfect for teenagers who spend too long in the bathroom!

What difference will digital technology make to my life?

We’ve all had that moment of getting into a cold shower, or a shower which isn’t quite hot enough. With the Mira Platinum shower, its wireless digital technology means that you can ensure precise temperature control to within 1 degree. This is perfect, not just for when you want a relaxing shower after a long run, but also for children and the elderly, giving you complete peace of mind. Better still, with welcoming warm-up mode, the Mira Platinum digital shower will reach your desired temperature and then pause until you are ready to get in—saving you both time and money.

Mira showers digital shower control

Seemingly small efficiencies with modern technology can also help to relieve problems. If you live in a hectic household, for example, being able to run the bath remotely with the Mira Mode digital shower can instantly help with those simple daily tasks and add value to your everyday life. When you choose the Mira Mode digital shower and bath filler, there is an added level of luxury to your bath routine when you use the Mira Mode app. It allows you to set up to 10 bath filler presets, meaning that you can programme the depth and temperature to enjoy the perfect bath time and time again. Better still, you can add the presets of your family, resulting in a safer, more reliable bath time for children in particular.

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If smart showering appeals to you, why not browse our range of Mira Mode digital showers today?