Snow is already falling on many parts of the country, and there is no denying that winter is officially here. While there are some nice things about winter, if you enjoy snow sports or curling up next to a roaring fire, aspects of winter can make your life a bit more difficult.
No one likes to think about freezing fingers and toes or the possibility of frozen or broken pipes. These are just a few of the realities of living through an American winter. There are a few things that you can do to ease your burden, like signing up for a package with Energy Texas to keep your winter energy bills low, or checking your fire alarms to make sure they are working.
As the winter turns your world into a pristine white wonderland, it’s essential to arm yourself with the right tools and gadgets to help you survive the season. Let’s take a closer look at a few smart gadgets you need this winter.
Water Leak Detector
It only takes minutes when the temperatures outside drop below freezing for your home’s pipes to be at risk for damage. When the water in your pipes is exposed to freezing temperatures, it can freeze and expand, causing damage and even leaks. In most cases, you may not know you have a problem until it’s too late and you lose water flow in your home. Investing in a water leak detection system can help you to avoid a disaster with your pipes. Your system connects remotely to your Smartphone and will alert you when there is a problem with your plumbing.
Heated Coffee Mug
It doesn’t take long for your steaming mug of coffee to turn icy when it is sitting in a cold car on your morning commute. With smart gadgets like heated coffee mugs that are designed to keep your coffee at a specific temperature, you will never have cold coffee again.
This winter, a Smart Thermostat can help you conserve energy and save money on your power bills. These unique devices can be programmed to fit your home schedule and heat your home when you need it the most. You can turn the temperature down when you are at work or at night and have it warmed up before you get home or get up in the morning. Your smart thermostat will use its artificial intelligence technology to quickly learn your family’s schedule and make adaptations to help you save even more.
Fire and CO2 Detectors
Your home is at more risk for a fire in the winter, especially if you have a fireplace. It’s important to make sure that you check your smoke alarms before the winter season begins and put in fresh batteries. Your CO2 detector is an important warning system that could save your life. Your furnace will be running most of the winter, and if anything were to go wrong, your family could be in danger without the right warning systems. Test your CO2 detector and make sure that the batteries are fresh.
Everyone’s home can get a bit stale during the winter. With windows and doors locked down for the season, your home may get a bit smelly during the winter. A great way to beat the indoor funk is to invest in a smart diffuser. This unique gadget allows you to program your scent experience for different times during the day, and you can choose from two scents at a time.
If you want to enjoy your winter season in safety and comfort, try some of these Smart gadgets that will make your life easier and more comfortable this winter.