Millennials represent one-fifth of today’s consumers, and two-thirds of them are likely to buy a home in the next two years, representing the fastest growing segment of the home buying market. For Millennials, it is not just about finding a quality, comfortable home to settle down in. They want to lead better lives, which includes having access to smart and sustainable technology in their homes made by companies who share their values. Millennials grew up with technology, and today it plays an integral role in how they live, work, play, communicate and socialize. As this generation begins to own homes, they will adopt robots for the home that solve everyday problems, allowing them to live more conveniently, save money, and protect the environment.
Pool maintenance is just one example of a typical home task that Millennials are turning to robots for. When Becky Parmeley, 29, became a first-time home owner in late 2021, one of the biggest obstacles she saw in home ownership was taking care of the swimming pool. Watching dad do ‘pool stuff’ growing up just was not going to cut it. “A backyard pool for our family to enjoy was a big selling point, but we had zero confidence in dealing with one. Our first step was to a hire a pool professional, but we quickly learned that the weekly service alone did not keep the pool clean 24/7,” Becky said. “Between visits, we constantly had foliage, berries, twigs, insects, etc. in the pool, and hand skimming before a swim sometimes deterred us from swimming all together. We wanted to make full use of our pool, and that is when I discovered Ariel.” Ariel is a solar-powered pool cleaning robot that operates day and night capturing debris off the surface, resulting in a cleaner and healthier pool, alongside other benefits.
Here are some of the other most popular categories of robots for the home that are inspiring Millennials to lead more efficient lives: