3 Ways That Upgrading Your Home with Tech Can Improve Your Peace of Mind
Self-confidence is a big deal. The more of it you have, the more likely you are to realise your full potential in any area of life, ranging from your professional life, to your social life, and even your gym-life.
Peace of mind, a related concept to self-confidence, is all about your ability to feel comfortable that things are the way they should be, and that you don’t have to worry about any dramatic upheavals or avoidable crises.
Typically, when people are talking about ways to improve your self-confidence and your peace of mind, they’ll be referring to purely psychological techniques. They may, for example, advise you to look into signing up for some sessions in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT – with a therapist.
As it so happens, however, your peace of mind isn’t always being held back purely because of a negative mindset on your part. Sometimes, you may have genuine cause for concern when it comes to your home and immediate environment.
Here are three ways that upgrading your home with tech can help to improve your peace of mind.
Install security cameras
The world isn’t quite as safe as we might like it to be, and even those of us who live in relatively safe and stable societies, still need to be mindful of basic security concerns, and to watch our backs.
Home invasions are one of the most terrifying prospects for many of us – the idea that someone violate the inner sanctum that our home is supposed to represent, and possibly do great harm to us or our loved ones.
Even if your home isn’t being stormed by armed men in the early hours of the morning, however, burglaries and antisocial acts are plentiful cause for concern.
Investing in security camera systems allows you to track and identify suspicious behaviour – such as people checking out your property – and contact the police. The very presence of a camera will also act as a deterrent.
Install built-in water filters, and invest in a HEPA air filter
“Sick Building Syndrome” refers to assorted health conditions, including respiratory issues, which occur as a result of being exposed to noxious air within an enclosed space.
Believe it or not, the air in your home may be poisoning, as assorted dust mite, mould spores, gases from appliances, and other toxins, fill the air.
Your water can likewise be contaminated, with plastic bottled water often being contaminated by hormone-disrupting xenoestrogens.
Install built-in water filters, and invest in a HEPA air filter, for your health and peace of mind.
Buy a smart thermostat
People are very touchy about the temperature inside their homes. There’s usually a very precise range within which people will feel comfortable, and where the cost of the heating will seem to be justified.
Smart thermostat technology, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat, will “learn” your preferences and habits, increase the temperature when you need it, and decrease it when you don’t, in order to save money.
With a smart thermostat you can allow your home to adjust itself automatically to your preferred temperature, while saving you money in the process.
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