Here are ten products you can install and use to update your home, and make it easier to maintain. Most of these items can be found at your local participating Ace Hardware store.
1. Honeywell WIFI Programmable Thermostat. This device installs like a standard thermostat, and allows the user to control the temperature in your home from any WIFI enabled device, $249.
2. Whole house gas generator. These units can power your entire home in the event of a power outage. They run off of natural gas or propane, and will kick on in as little as 30 seconds when the power goes out, and can run indefinitely. This unit does need to be installed by a seasoned DIY’er or professional. They cost around $4,000-$6,000, depending on the size. [Read more...]