Some people love DIY projects. It’s a way for them to feel useful. Maybe you’re someone who likes doing some light plumbing, electrical, or landscaping work.
There are also all kinds of home improvements you can make, though, that doesn’t require you to be very skilled. By watching YouTube videos, you should be all set to get to work. Many of them will make you and your family safer, while others will improve your home’s resale value.
Let’s look at four technology examples to consider installing in your home today.
Water Testing and Purification Systems
There are many water quality monitoring systems that are on the market now. The intention with some is more for industrial purposes, but many work fine for your home.
Ample reasons exist to check your home’s water quality. You must watch out for things like:
Drinking even a bit of those can harm you and your other family members. You can shop around and see what water testing and purification system makes the most sense for you.
There are some you install as refrigerator attachments, while others go on your kitchen faucet. You can also get a purification pitcher that goes in your fridge.
Many homeowners or renters are also installing security cameras now to keep an eye on their house while they’re not away. Some of the better ones on the market include:
Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you can install most of them quite easily. They also don’t cost very much these days. You can get a multiple-camera setup and a smart hub to go with it for a few hundred dollars.
You then download the smartphone app that goes along with that setup. You can customize the app so it notifies you if there’s ever an intruder or if someone drops off a package.
You might feel reluctant spending that much on security, but you’ll feel a lot better about having it if it does catch or deter a burglar. If someone does rob you, then at least you can show the police the camera footage. That way, they have a better chance of catching the burglar and returning what they stole.
Electronic Door Locks
It’s also a wise idea to replace your traditional key-entry door locks with electronic ones. Once you do, you no longer have to carry your keys.
When you approach the door, you type in the combination you picked. Then the door opens. If you don’t wish to do that, you can also use the smartphone app with that lock.
You can unlock the door before you even get to it, so it’s waiting for you to open when you arrive. Also, if you want to let someone in, you no longer have to leave a key under the mat or hidden somewhere close by. They call or text you, and then you open the door with your phone, even if you’re thousands of miles away.
This is the perfect solution when you want to let the house sitter into the water the plants, change the kitty litter, etc.
Smart HVAC Systems
You might also decide to get yourself a smart HVAC system to run your home’s temperature. If you’re feeling too cold in the winter, you can use your smartphone to raise the temperature a couple of degrees. In the summer, you can drop it a few degrees just by tapping your phone’s screen.
This way, you don’t have to go downstairs or across the house to change the thermostat directly. It’s just like having an indoor climate remote control.
You can also remotely set the temperature lower or higher when you aren’t around. Let’s say that you went to work, and you forgot to adjust the temperature. You’re eager to save money on your heat bill since you won’t be around during the day.
With a smart HVAC system, you can lower that temperature from your office or anywhere else. Then, when you know you’re about to call it a day and head home, you can raise it again, so it’s nice and cozy when you arrive.
The more technology becomes available, the more convenient modern living becomes. You don’t need to add these improvements all at once if that’s too expensive.
You can add them a bit at a time over months or years, or you can even put them on your wish list with the holidays coming up.