3 Tech Devices To Add To Your Home This Summer
June 30, 2021 3:50:03 PM PDT June 30, 2021 3:50:03 PM PDTth, June 30, 2021 3:50:03 PM PDT
As summer comes around, you may be considering upgrading your house a little bit. Maybe you want something to make your life easier, help save money, provide security, or even all three. Here are three smart home devices that can improve your home, and are relatively easy to install.
While your home likely already has a thermostat, it’s unlikely that it has a smart thermostat. This product tends to be in the $100-$200 range, but will give you far more comfort than it is worth. Plus, it may actually save you some money.
Smart thermostats allow you to control your home, the temperature, and set parameters to do so. For example, let's say your ideal house temperature is 71. If you are out of the house at work from 8:30am-5:30pm, you can set the temperature to be 74 during the day, therefore saving on cooling costs. You can further your comfort by bringing it back to 71 degrees 60 or 30 minutes before you get home, so you are comfortable the second you walk in. This saves you money during the day, and keeps you cool at night. Smart Thermostats can even check if someone is home, and adjust, such as if you run home during lunch.
Video doorbells are not a new technology, but with people being home a lot more due to the pandemic, and doing a lot more online shopping, they have become much more commonplace. They help prevent “porch pirates”, which are people who steal deliveries, and can help you see intruders, delivery people, and anyone else that comes to your house. Some even enable you to speak through the doorbell, such as if you are expecting a visitor, package, or see a potential intruder.
Video doorbells can be installed on back and front doors, so you have protection and security all the way around. Websites like Ring sell this product for only a couple hundred dollars, and they can make your home, and neighborhood, much safer.
Automated Sliding Door
To end the list, is a device that will make your life easier. Automatic door closer kits open and close the door as you approach. It is completely touchless, opening and closing the door for you as you approach and walk away. They can be fitted onto any sliding exterior door, meaning you do not have to get a new door to install this product. They are perfect for any home, but especially if you have pets or family members who have accessibility challenges.
If your dog frequently wants to go outside, they now can let themselves out, with a little tag on their collar. With the tag, other animals cannot get in, just your pet. And with the remote controls, people with disabilities can get around the house without having to open heavy doors, or worry about the door closing on them as they pass through. Additionally, in the summer season, they are great for BBQs and pool parties, leading to less germs on handles due to their touchless capabilities, and less plates spilled trying to open a door.
Technology has changed the world we live in, and these items can improve your home, whether it be saving you money, providing security, or a sense of comfort.