Owning a home, or upgrading one’s lifestyle, is at the top of people’s priorities these days. Staying indoors for a long period contributed to this but so has the importance of living close to school or work, as in the case of condo living, or finding a place in the city for easier access to almost anything.
Although urban living in the Philippines can be challenging, what with congestion and traffic problems, many find city life rewarding. This is why many continue to flock to the city, or upgrade their city life little by little. Being cooped up at home for two years has inspired more Filipinos to take a closer look into what needs to be improved in their homes with regards to health, comfort and convenience. Thanks to new technologies, smart and modern tools, homeowners can make life and health at home easier.
Energy-saving home equipment
Home appliances consume a lot of energy. Having more appliances, better yet, unwise choice and use of appliances can cause one’s electric consumption—and bill—to surge. Home appliances can also be a major contributor of harmful greenhouse gases.
Modern technologies have given rise to energy-efficient options such as inverter appliances. Solar-based equipment are now also increasingly available, with many installing solar roof panels as energy source (shown in photo).
These alternatives do not only help save energy but enhance home life for everyone in the family because they are easy to use and maintain. This means saving money from lower energy consumption and easier maintenance and repair.
Smart home devices
Smart home devices continue to rise in popularity for a reason. Besides giving the home that modern vibe, smart devices allow homeowners to control appliances and parts of the home such as lighting from anywhere around the house—and even from outside—through digital assistants and voice commands.
Some smart devices send the user alerts to warn of any potential issue, or remind them if they have left anything behind like an open refrigerator door, or a meal that has finished cooking in the oven.
When it comes to safety, CCTVs, doorbell security cameras and AI technology help homeowners monitor the house even remotely through the mobile phone. This means, homeowners can keep an eye on their home even when they are miles away on vacation, or business trip.
Virus-eliminating appliances, tools
Plenty of virus-eliminating equipment and devices have surfaced amid the pandemic to help combat the COVID-19 virus. Home and workplace hydration solutions provider Waterlogic, takes this step with its COVID-19 safe water units, the Aqua SmartGuard.
The Aqua SmartGuard provides the family with four temperature modes —ambient, cold, hot and extra hot—to accommodate various day-to-day hydration needs.
Besides complementing the home and kitchen aesthetic, upgrading to the Aqua SmartGuard eliminates having to haul gallon-sized containers or wait for water supply. It also reduces, if not totally stops, using water bottles, which contributes to cutting plastic wastes.
Waterlogic offers a Total Care Service that takes care of the unit’s installation and maintenance such as the replacement of filters and UV lamps. The Total Care Service, priced at Php1,490 only, can be paid using debit or credit cards or Peso Pay, bank transfer, payment Gateways auto-debit, or GCash.