Owning and managing a home can be a lot like running a business. Your home needs to run safely and efficiently and should never be a drain on your finances. Thank goodness there are some mobile apps you can easily download to help you stay on top of everything going on in your home and help protect your most valuable investment. These apps offer the following advantages:
- They are usually free or inexpensive.
- They are typically easy to use.
- There is an app for almost anything you would need to manage.
This article will discuss some of the most common management needs in your home and suggest some apps to help manage those issues.
Do you ever leave for work and wonder if you remembered to turn off the lights at home? Obviously, running lights at your home all day when no one is there can add to your monthly electric bill. Lightswitch could be the answer to correct this problem. Lightswitch can be downloaded on your apple or android smartphone or tablet and works by a server application that is located inside your home. You then program zones in your home and link them to the server and app. You will be able to remotely turn off everything from your kitchen lights to your Christmas tree. You can even link your thermostat to the app and control it remotely saving you tons on heating and cooling.
Providing for your home and the needs of your family can quickly become expensive. Utilizing an app to help manage those expenses can keep your finances on track and turn your home into a money saving machine. Apps such as Mint are free to download and offer a centralized place to keep track of all your checking and credit card accounts. From this app you can track where all of your money is being spent each month and create budgets to keep spending under control.
The safety and protection of your family and home are the most important consideration for any homeowner. There are new smartphone apps that offer many security features that can be accessed remotely. Lockitron is an app that provides a way to unlock and lock your doors from any smartphone. It can even provide access codes through a keypad that can be given to neighbors or friends who are watching your home for you. The key code can be easily changed so that the access to others can be temporary.
These apps can make managing your home so much simpler and can give you more peace of mind that your home and family are protected. Since many of these apps are free or inexpensive, it makes sense to start using them today.