Best Tech to Winterize Your Home

The days are getting shorter, and the nights cooler. But as wintry weather approaches, is your home ready to handle the lower temps? Good news: Now there’s tech to the rescue to help you winterize your house. Check out these clever gadgets and smart preparations every homeowner can make this season.

Frozen Pipes Alert

Catch frozen pipes before they become bigger problems with FortrezZ Z-Wave water sensor and freeze alarm. This sensor lies flat on the floor next to you water heater, sink, or other water-using appliance and monitors for water leaks or busted pipes, even when you’re away from home. The alarm will send a notification right to your phone as soon a problem is detected, saving valuable money and time.


Preheat your bed from your phone and snuggle up to toasty blankets with Smartduvet. Climate controlled perfection gets your bed not too hot, not too cold, but just right each night. You can even program each side of the bed to be a different temp and make everyone happy. Bonus: Use the same app to make your bed each morning like your mom always taught you.

Outdoor Stair Mat that Melts Snow

Let the stairs shovel themselves with the first snow this year. HeatTrak is an electric heating mat that melts snow and ice right off your stairs, stoop, or walk, letting you keep an eye on safety first (and convenience not far behind)! It’ll work all season long, shoveling snow at a rate of 2 inches per hour while you sip coffee inside. 

Motorize Your Shades

High electric bill? Don’t let valuable heat escape through your windows this winter. Automate your existing shades right from your smartphone with Axis Motorized Shades. Use it alongside your Amazon Echo, and you can just speak a command to close the shades. The best part? They run on solar power.

Dyson Hot + Cool Fan Heater

Cozy on up with the Dyson Hot + Cool Fan Heater, a powerful space heater that shuts itself off if it falls over. Plus, it’s smart enough to gauge a room’s temperature and make adjustments until it reaches the perfect temps, winter or summer. 

With so many homeowner gadgets available these days, you don’t have to be very handy to monitor your home, maximize your energy savings, and make your house the coziest and most comfortable possible.