Technology that can help protect your vacation home from damage and save operating expenses.
By Lisa Chesters, Z-Wave Alliance Consumer Working Group Chair
As temperatures cool down and fall is in full swing, most homeowners have one thing in mind: preparing for winter. Winterizing a second property is important as well, as winter weather can wreak havoc on vacation homes. Whether it’s running the water to make sure the pipes don’t freeze or inspecting windows to make sure that ice has not cracked them, winterizing your home can be an arduous task, but it’s worth doing to ensure that your home stays safe and that you’re saving money as temperatures drop and snow falls.
But what happens after you leave for the winter? That’s where smart home tech comes in. Z-Wave powered smart home gear can make it easier for homeowners to prepare for frigid temps and monitor their property to mitigate any potential damage that could occur.
Start with a Z-Wave smart hub (SmartThings, Nexia, Wink, etc) and then choose which compatible smart devices you want to add to the network. Let’s check out some cool devices that homeowners can use to help prepare for the long winter ahead: