Winter is a prime time to get “connected” with your home. As most people know by now, something as simple as a smart thermostat can control the temperature even if you’re not there. But there are other smart devices that can prevent against freezing pipes, keep you comfortable and still keep the heating bill in check. Start here to intelligently winterize.
Nest Thermostat, 3rd Generation
The third generation of the best smart thermostat on the market allows owners to adjust their home’s temperature from their phone. It sends push notifications if something alarming happens, like a sudden temperature drop. Plus, this device responds to voice commands via Alexa, which is convenient for Echo or Tap owners.
Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector
Frozen pipes beget cracked pipes, which beget serious unhappiness for a home owner. This water leak and freeze detector is a simple way to prevent such a catastrophe. Additionally, the device will send you push notifications if there are other problems with your water heater (i.e. leak or temperature drop). And for iOS users, this device is HomeKit compatible.
Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link Air Purifier
Yes, this is a top-of-the-line space heater. It uses Air Multiplier technology to powerfully and evenly warm a room (or just you), and can be controlled via Dyson’s app (iOS and Android compatible), which allows you to program schedules. But truly, as the Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link Air Purifier’s name implies, it’s more than that: It’s a three-in-one system that also acts as a cooling and air-purifying unit.