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      Freezing Pipes, Smart Thermostats, Looking Sharp in Vermont

      This month I showed a Vermont property and brought in an offer on it on Friday. Monday we had a third showing. As soon as we walked in the front door, the pool of water downstairs glimmered in the open door light. You don't want this to happen to you. The pipes had frozen, ceiling caved in, wood floors and throw rugs above soaked in water. Call the adjuster, call the you can bet they're expensive mold mitigation companies. 

      There is a better way. Take advantage of brilliant smart tech and know instantly when trouble comes.

      Smart thermostats learn from your habits, turn up the heat before you get home and send you mercury drop alerts. With sub-zero temperatures this winter, remotely protect your Vermont home from frozen pipes from the comfort and convenience of your mobile devices or desktop. 
      Sleep well knowing you've got all your houses covered. 

      Nest Labs is a google owned start up co-founded by former Apple engineers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. Honeywell has been in the heat adjustment business since 1885 and offers the Lyric smart thermostat. Competitor Ecobee is garners accolades too.
      Available now, according to Consumer Reports:

      1. Burglar alarm. Major providers offer multidevice systems that you can monitor from afar.

      2. Generator. Lets you know whether the generator is working and can e-mail or text you and a service technician if there's a problem.

      3. Thermostat. Senses patterns in human presence and controls equipment accordingly.

      4. Lighting. Lets you control lights from an app and set vacation schedules.

      5. Smoke/CO detector. Can notify you and prompt the same-brand thermostat to shut off fuel-burning appliances.

      6. Refrigerator. Alerts you if power is out and even if a door is left ajar.

      7. Range. Lets you preheat the oven, set the timer, and check cooking status without being in the room.

      8. Electronic door locks. Let you remotely lock or unlock and change who's authorized to enter.

      9. Water alarm or shutoff. Can text you when water is spilling from a pipe or an appliance; shutoffs can cut off your water main to minimize flooding.

      10. Washer and dryer. Lets you start cycles and monitor progress, and alerts youif your dryer duct is clogged.


      Set up showings
      sell your home, 
      explore smart
      technology further:

      Real Estate Technology Update from Maple Sweet Real Estate

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      house in paradise.

       Vermont Required Consumer Information Disclosure: please note Vermont real estate agencies represent Sellers directly or indirectly. Buyer representation can be gained for properties not already listed by Maple Sweet Real Estate. To better understand the merits of or arrange for buyer representation, please email or call for further details.


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