21 Ways to Protect Your Stuff with an Elertus WiFi Smart Sensor

If you are looking for a low cost way to protect your valuables against light, heat and theft and receive alerts via your smartphone if something goes wrong, the Elertus WiFi Smart Sensor is the answer. There are a slew of ways you can use Elertus to protect all kinds of stuff – we’ve thought of 21 – including monitoring a vacation home for … [Read more...]

Should You Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat?

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Are those new, sleek $250+ “smart” thermostats that “learn” (like the Nest by Google) worth the investment? Do all smart thermostats know how to learn or are some models smarter than others? Most importantly, will a smart thermostat reduce your energy bill? If you’re in the market for a new thermostat for your home and have questions like these … [Read more...]

Freeze Alarms for Every Budget – Best Way to Prevent Damage by Frozen Pipes

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Considered one of the most effective ways to avoid frozen pipes, freeze alarms are priced to fit any budget (from under $50 to $400) and available with a wide range of capabilities. Here’s a guide to today’s most popular models.   Why do you need a Freeze Alarm? Furnace failures and power outages can happen at anytime, especially in the … [Read more...]

“Under $200″ Solutions to Protect a Vacant Home

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Leaving a home unoccupied during the winter is always a concern, so we’ve put together a list of easy to use and very affordable devices (under $200 each) to protect your vacant house against burglaries, water leaks, freezing pipes, power outages and pesky rodents. Hiring a professional caretaker or asking a trusted neighbor to check up on your … [Read more...]

Winter Home Prep: Preventative Maintenance Tasks to do in the Fall

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With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to tackle preventative maintenance chores while there’s still plenty of daylight and comfortable fall temperatures. Preparing your home for winter will help protect your house, avoid emergency repairs later on, and keep your family cozy and warm. Some winter prep tasks may require hiring a … [Read more...]