Cold winter weather can wreak havoc on your home and utility bill. But the right smart home gadgets can make it easier for you and your family to adjust and thrive during winter. Plus you can save more money in the process! Which is why we put together a list of some of the coolest winter smart home devices and tips to help you beat the cold-weather blues.
Smart Thermostats from MAC
One smart home device that you should consider buying for your home is the smart thermostat. The smart thermostat will keep your family warm and comfortable throughout the winter and help you save money on your energy bills. You can set schedules and remotely change the temperature within your home, no matter where you are!
With a smart thermostat, program a heating schedule for your family to optimize comfort. We find that most homeowners prefer to set a 7-day schedule so they can have a unique schedule for each day of the week. Our tip for winter best practices is to set your smart thermostat to 68 degrees during the times that you expect to be home and keep it above 55 degrees when you’re away to keep your pipes safe.
After setting the heating schedule once, you and your family can enjoy being hands-off when it comes to the smart thermostat.
Flood Protection from MAC
While winter weather doesn’t usually equal flooding, frozen pipes are always a concern. Consider investing in a flood-monitoring system or flood warning system to also help combat frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are a huge problem that many homeowners end up encountering at least once. A burst or crack caused by frozen pipes can lead to devastating home damage and costly repairs. Fortunately, the damage from frozen pipes can be a preventable problem. Flood warning system and automatic water shut-off can sense frozen pipes (and the potential to burst and flood) before it ever becomes a problem.
Smart Home Security
Despite the cold weather, many home robberies and break-ins still occur in the winter. But it is generally also the slowest season for break-ins. Which means now is the best time to prepare yourself for the rest of the year. Consider upgrading your smart home security with My Alarm Center. Ensure you and your family are safe during this winter and beyond!
My Alarm Center’s smarty home security offering provides the luxury of smart home automation and gives you remote access to your security camera systems, allowing you to check on your home and family from anywhere at any time of the day or night.
For more information about the coolest smart home devices to beat the cold-weather blues, don’t hesitate to contact My Alarm Center.