Electronic Gadget & Device Checklist for New Homeowners
Congratulations on your new home, what an exciting time in your life! Purchasing a house is one of the largest, if not the largest, investments a person can make and now that the hard part is behind you, it’s time to really make it a “home.” In addition to a bed, kitchenware and bathroom staples, these 7 gadgets and devices will certainly get you started on the right foot:
1 – Security System
You just spent a small fortune on a new place to live and now it’s time to protect it. Contrary to popular belief, crime does in fact, happen in every neighborhood so a home security system is definitely a worthwhile investment. Not only should you have a few smart cameras installed on the exterior of your home, it’s a good idea to have a couple installed inside as well.
2 – Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Your new home should already come with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but there may not be as many as you’d like throughout the house. They might also be outdated or nonfunctional so it’s always best to test them and replace them if necessary.
3 – Light Bulbs
It’s almost impossible to tell how long the current light bulbs are going to last, so why not keep a few extra handy? It can also save you a ton of money in the long run if you swap out any traditional bulbs for LEDs.
4 – Batteries
This may sound like a no-brainer, but you’ll thank us when that remote dies or that alarm clock stops working. It’s better to stock up on some batteries right off the bat, so you don’t have to scramble later on.
5 – Ceiling Fans
You may not be thinking of ceiling fans right away, especially if the weather is on the cooler side, but you can in fact, use ceiling fans all year ‘round to keep your home comfortable. They are even more important in homes that aren’t equipped with central hvac systems.
6 – Kitchen Appliances
If your new home didn’t come with kitchen appliances, this should be one of the first purchases you make. Sure, you can venture out to try some local restaurants, but large and small appliances are something every kitchen needs sooner than later.
7 – Smart Thermostats
Since you already spent a fortune on the house, wouldn’t it be nice if you could start saving on utility bills right away? Consider having smart thermostats installed to help make your home more energy efficient.
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