Even though it still feels cold outside, springtime is coming up right around the corner. To bring some life into your spring cleaning routine, outfit your home this year with new smart home solutions that will help keep your home comfortable, safe, and secure. Here are our top picks for smart home solutions for spring:
1. Smart thermostats
Springtime weather is always finicky. While the afternoons may be warm and sunny, early mornings and nighttime can be downright frigid. With a smart thermostat, you can take advantage of easy, remote control to keep your home at just the right temperature all day long.
The Radio Thermostat CT110 Z-Wave Plus 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, for example, has a clean user interface that compliments app-enabled systems and has configurable comfort response settings to customize home control scenes. This smart thermostat is compatible with all popular HVAC systems so that you can easily integrate it into your home, whether you have single-stage heating, multi-stage heat pumps, or any other system.
Plus, the Radio Thermostat CT110 is 7-day programmable, so that you can customize set temperature options for every day of the week.
If you’re just getting started with smart home solutions this year, the Trane XL824 Nexia Control Thermostat/Hub is another great option for a smart thermostat. With a color touchscreen control, this sophisticated smart thermostat lets you monitor and control your home’s climate from anywhere in the world when connected with a Nexia subscription. With built-in Nexia bridge, this smart thermostat does double-duty as a smart hub. It even offers a 5-day weather forecast, weather radar, and an indoor relative humidity display.
2. Smart water management
While the weather in spring may be fickle, there’s one thing you can count on: rain, rain, rain. Because of this, flooding is a common concern for homeowners this time of year. But with the right smart water management solutions, you can make sure your home stays fresh and dry.
The HomeSeer Z-Wave Plus Leak Sensor is designed to send Z-Wave commands when it senses a water leak—or when it hasn’t sensed a water leak for a long time. It works with most Z-Wave certified controllers and is optimized for both free-standing or wall-mounted installation; included in the box is an optional magnetic wall mount with probe cable.
While taking on some new smart home projects this spring, remember to safeguard both the inside and outside of your home. The Everspring Z-Wave Water/Flood Sensor, for instance, can be installed indoors or outdoors for personalized protection where you need it. Like the HomeSeer, this smart sensor helps prevent damage to your home by alerting you of water leaks. This spring, use the Everspring to keep your home safe by installing it in places where flooding can be most dangerous, such as near an appliance connected to plumbing.
3. Smart garage door openers
When the days do finally get warmer in the spring, you’re probably going to be spending more time outside. Whether your kids are playing in the driveway or you’re doing yard work on the lawn, you won’t want to waste your time fumbling around with the garage door button.
With a smart garage door opener, you can open and close your garage door by remote command. The Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Controller, compatible with most automatic garage door openers, is a remote command transceiver with built-in Z-Wave technology that can open or close your door remotely with a Z-Wave certified gateway or security panel. Plus, this smart device gives you audible and visual warnings prior to any door movement so that you know that everyone nearby will be safe.
To further improve the safety and security of your garage door, try the Ecolink Z-Wave Plus Gold Plated Reliability Garage Door Tilt Sensor. Built with premium gold-plated tilt components to ensure better performance, this smart device helps you verify the state of your garage door. Used alone, it can detect if the door is opened or closed; used with a Z-Wave relay, it can fully control the door, making it easier for you and your family to enjoy the outdoors this spring.
Springtime is right around the corner, and it’s time to get your home suited up for the new season.