Here Are 4 Smart Home Products You'll Love in the Winter
Fight the Winter Blues, Keep Your Property Safe and Decrease Energy Spending
Winter officially is underway, meaning North Carolina is about to face its coldest and most dreary months of the year.
Is your home ready to fight the wintertime?
Cold temperatures are synonymous with increased energy consumption costs and dangers to your property. But you can be prepared.
Below, we share four smart home automation solutions that are perfect for your Cary, NC home during the winter.
Simply keep reading to find out more.
1. Smart Thermostat
According to Nest research, a smart thermostat can save your home at least 10 to 12 percent on heating costs.
That means you spend less energy and you save more money in the winter.
How does a smart thermostat achieve this? The answer is two-fold.
Firstly, a smart thermostat can use sensors to determine if your home is occupied or not. When you’re away from home, your thermostat will go into “eco-mode,” meaning your house will stay at a cooler temperature while you’re gone.
Your home temperature won’t get cold enough to freeze pipes, but you will spend less energy on heating costs – especially while you’re away.
A smart thermostat also can keep track of your typical energy consumption habits. Not only will your system provide you with a daily energy-spending report, but it also will recommend how you can spend less.
2. Motorized Shades
Your window treatments aren’t just for cooling your house during the summer. They also can keep your home warm in the winter.
Honeycomb shades, for example, have cellular designs that insulate heat trying to escape through your windows. A darker blind also can absorb sunlight naturally entering your home instead of reflecting it away.
One common struggle with window treatments, though, is that manually rolling them up and down can be a hassle.
We recommend utilizing motorized blinds that quietly can raise or lower automatically. That way, you can enjoy your shading system without dealing with the annoyance of adjusting the blinds on your own.
3. Leak & Freeze Detector
North Carolina winters can be cold. Really cold – as in cold enough that temperatures can drop well below freezing on the regular.
When that happens, pipes in your home can freeze or possibly burst – putting you and your family in a potentially costly situation.
You can place a smart water leak and freeze detector near any potential flood or pipe-freeze spot, and you can receive a push notification on your smartphone or tablet should anything ever go awry.
Even if a pipe reaches 35 degrees, you can receive an alert before it freezes so that you can address the situation before it becomes dangerous.
4. Smart Pathway Lighting
It isn’t uncommon for Cary to experience ice or black ice accumulation during the winter.
When that happens, it’s easy to slip and fall – even if it’s right outside your own home.
We recommend using a smart pathway lighting system that instantly can turn on when you open your front door as you leave for work.
Even if it’s dark outside, lights can guide you to your vehicle and illuminate any potential danger spots. You also can have pathway lights surrounding your driveway, so that you can leave your home safely.
Smart pathway lights can either operate on a timer, meaning you can activate them at certain hours of the day, or on a sensory basis so that they turn on and off as someone nears.
If any of the above smart home automation solutions interest you, we encourage you to reach out to us. We can install any smart product customized to your Cary, NC home’s needs.
To get in touch, you can either call (919) 408-7451, click on the live chat button at the bottom-right corner of your screen or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to assisting you!