As the title suggests, this blog was originally going to be dedicated to a discussion of the most common myths surrounding smart homes and smart home devices. Like the myth that they’re expensive, or the myth that they’re difficult to install, for example. It didn’t take long to see, however, that this topic has already achieved an online presence of mythic proportions (pun intended), with page after page of “smart home myth” blogs.
So, rather than continuing to beat a dead horse, we’re going to save you (and us) the trouble. Here are some links to already-posted blogs that talk about Smart Home myths:
And these are just the ones that showed up on the first page of an organic search using “smart home myths” as a search phrase; there are many, many more! Instead, let’s talk about some really fun and interesting myths, courtesy of thebestschools.org, a site that is “committed to helping students reach their educational and professional goals.”
The earth is flat and Christopher Columbus was trying to prove that it’s round.
This obviously isn’t true on two fronts. First, the idea that many believed the world to be flat is untrue; the vast number of people, back to the ancients, saw the world as around. Second, Columbus was setting out to be the first to discover America… which is another falsehood. He had no intention of discovering America. On top of that, Leif Erickson discovered North America about 500 years before Columbus even found his way to the Bahamas. And, by the way, if you’re wondering if smart home devices are expensive, they’re not. That rumor is about as true as Columbus discovering America. Ezlo hubs, for instance, start at just $44.95. Very reasonably priced.
Julius Caesar was born by caesarean section.
As plausible at this one sounds, unfortunately, this isn’t true, either. Julius was born “by natural birth in a customary way,” according to thebestschools.org. So, where does “caesarean” come from? “The caesarean section surgical birthing procedure draws its name from the Lex Caesarea (law of Caesar) which stated that a child is to be cut from the womb if the mother died during childbirth.” And those Ezlo hubs we were talking about earlier? They’re really quite easy to install, too. In fact, they’re mostly off-the-shelf, plug and play set up. Anyone who tells you otherwise will probably tell you that Caesar was born caesarian. Don’t believe them.
George Washington chopped down a cherry tree.
One of the most famous American legends is that George Washington, as a 6-year-old boy, chopped down his father’s cherry tree. When asked about it, so the story goes, he said with the utmost virtue, “I cannot tell a lie, I did cut it with my hatchet.” This is about as true as that one about smart home devices using lots of energy. Another myth. In fact, according to an 2018 report by the American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy, the total energy use of non-essential home devices and appliances like mood lamps, coffee machines, electric kettles, TV’s and more, accounts for approximately 20% of the energy use in your home. By adding smart home devices such as plug-in modules and switches, the energy use of these appliances can be reduced by up to 50%. And that’s a fact.
Hopefully, you’ve found this fun and informative… unlike those blogs that talk about smart home myths. How much fun can they be, right? To learn more about myth-busting Ezlo devices, visit getvera.com.