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1 Millennial Perception of SHTs 1.0 INTRODUCTION Domestic appliances play a significant role in modern men's domestic lives. Since the Stone Age man started using tools, it always had an important place in human life. Today, the 21st century people use more complex tools and home appliances for their everyday lives. The more convenient and comfortable we make our lives, the more important the role of devices is in determining man's way of life. Home appliances are mechanical or electrical equipment performing certain household functions, for example, cooking or cleaning. Household tools are the essential devices used in the home, such as cooking, washing, education, purification, water storage, etc. for different day-to-day functions. The bulk of domestic household hardware is used in the offices, toilets, halls and kitchen. The machinery used in the kitchen conducts a daily household function, including baking, meat storage and washing. The home appliances play an important role in the stylish look of all home decoration. It makes the room's mood fairly comfortable and looks great. The warm weather is now widely used as an air conditioner or fridge. It provides some kind of refrigeration and cooling. Meat and vegetables were preserved by refrigerators for a long time. Every household uses key devices, such as fridges, grinder, gas oven, pressurized cookers, TVs, air-conditioning, games in the music industry, theater in the home, video players, air cleaners, personal computers, vacuum cleaners, iron boxes, water purifier, water heater, digital clocks, and so on. This spends massively in the purchasing of these household appliances that are essential for modern life today. The technological trend and the innovations of home appliances have made home routines as user-friendly as possible. As these innovations advance, most household appliances have now been combined into a stand-alone device, named clever home technology. Smart house technology (SHT) consists of sensors, displays, controllers, appliances and computers that are linked together to allow domestic automation and position and remote control (Cook, 2012). Heating and hot water systems (boils, radiators), lighting and ventilation, ranges, garage doors, cookers and TVs and washing machines are all included in the regulated appliances and facilities (Robles and Kim, 2010). This study will focus on the energy effects of the introduction of smart homes on the energy demands which will be used to influence policies. The study will narrow down to ascertaining the perceptions of the millennials in this matter while considering both the
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- Fall '20
- Major appliance, Home automation, Domestic technology, Small appliance, SHTs