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3 Ways to Be a Smart Homeowner

Smart home, smart homeowner -- here's how you can create a safe and comfortable place to live.

Buying your first, or finding a new house is a huge and excitingstep toward creating a home. There's a lot to prepare &endash; and we don't meanfurniture.

One thing that's becoming the norm is connecting your home,which can give you peace of mind, whether you're hanging out in the kitchen oraway on vacation.

Here are three ways to make it happen:

Stay Secure
3 Ways to Be a Smart(er) Homeowner
When you move to a new location, it's a good idea to have asecurity system to keep an eye on what's happening in and around your home. Whetherthat be when your child walks in the door, or making sure the dog isn't jumpingon your new couch &endash; you can stay aware. Our new Smart Home Security System, launching on Indiegogo, allows you to monitor both inside and outside through theHoneywell Lyric app. It's simple to set up and ready for self-monitoring rightout of the box. Plus, it works with Amazon Alexa meaning you can play music andadjust your thermostat or turn off lights using your voice.

Don't Neglect Small Tasks
Don't Neglect Small Tasks
Owning your own home means you're in charge of maintenance. Nomore calling the landlord for a fix if the dishwasher leaks, pipes freeze oryou forget to turn off the sink. Take care of small maintenance issues beforethey become bigger, more costly problems. Smart devices like the LyricWi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector can alert you to waterleaks early and warn you if your home's temperature or humidity goes past acertain point.


Save with a Thermostat
Don't Neglect Small Tasks
Homeownership can be expensive, so saving money where you can tohelp pay off that mortgage is always a good idea. Installing a Wi-Fi thermostathelps control your home comfort and save on energy costs. With the LyricT5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, you can keep the temperature exactly where you want it with geofencingto adjust temperature when you leave for work or as you return to the home. Italso lets you set up a seven-day schedule or vacation mode to save even more onenergy costs.

Bruce Anderson
Home and Building Technologies
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