Over the last few years, owning a home or enhancing one’s home and lifestyle has moved to the top of many Filipinos’ priorities. Staying indoors for more prolonged periods played a role, as did the importance of living close to school or work, as in the case of condo living, or finding a location in the city for easy access to almost anything.
Although city life in the Philippines can be challenging, many people find it worthwhile despite the overpopulation, congestion, and traffic concerns. Many people continue to move to the city, buy condos, or gradually improve their city lifestyle. Being cooped up at home for two years has prompted more Filipinos to examine what they have in their homes regarding health, comfort, and convenience and what needs to be improved. Making improvements to one’s home is no longer just a privilege but also a responsibility, and thanks to new technologies and smart, modern tools, homeowners can improve their lives and health at home.
Energy-saving home equipment
Have you been monitoring your electricity bills at home? Home appliances consume a lot of energy. Better yet, having more appliances, unwise choices and use of appliances can cause one’s electric consumption – and bill – to surge. Furthermore, home appliances can be a significant contributor to harmful greenhouse gases.
Modern technologies have given rise to energy-efficient options such as inverter appliances. Solar-based equipment is also increasingly available, with many installing solar roof panels as an energy source.
These alternatives help save energy and electric consumption and enhance home life for everyone in the family because they are easy to use and maintain, resulting in saving money from lower energy consumption and easier maintenance and repair. Moreover, these environment-friendly home appliances and equipment reduce the family’s carbon footprint for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Smart home devices
There’s a reason why smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular. Smart devices allow homeowners to control appliances and parts of the home, such as lighting, from anywhere in the house – and even outside – using digital assistants and voice commands.
Additionally, some smart devices send the user alerts and notifications to warn of any potential issue or remind them if they have left anything behind, like an opened refrigerator door or a meal finished cooking in the oven.
When it comes to safety, CCTVs, doorbell security cameras, and AI technology help homeowners monitor the house remotely through mobile phones. Homeowners can watch their homes even when they are miles away on vacation or business trips.
Organization tools and hacks
With most everyone staying indoors much longer, keeping the home tidy and organized has become a priority. The growing range of storage solutions, from stylish baskets, and plastic containers to wooden crates and metal racks, can fit any home aesthetic and needs.
Many Filipinos nowadays, especially young adults, see organizing things at home as therapeutic besides creating an aesthetic worthy of a post on social media. Organizing also helps homeowners focus better, reduce stress and overwhelming emotions, and create a lighter feeling overall.
Various organization tools are conveniently available even on online shopping sites, and homeowners can choose from a wide selection of designs, types, shapes and sizes.
Virus-eliminating appliances and tools
Plenty of virus-eliminating equipment and devices have surfaced amid the pandemic to help combat the COVID-19 virus.
Waterlogic, the leading global home and workplace hydration solutions provider, takes this step with its COVID-19 safe water unit, the Aqua SmartGuard.
Drinking the right amount of water is one of the most effective ways to strengthen the body against viruses and other health threats. But hydrating is just part of the solution. It is equally important to make sure the family’s water is clean, safe and healthy.
The Aqua SmartGuard “cube” is the perfect fit in any modern home with its compact and elegant design, while its state-of-the-art technologies make for a safe and healthy partner. The cube features a patented Firewall UVC technology that sanitizes the water from contaminants, bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. The Aqua SmartGuard also filters out particles that give the water a bad taste or smell without removing the necessary minerals.
This modern and safe water dispenser features antimicrobial protection added to the unit’s surface, dispensing buttons, nozzle and tray. This BioCote keeps the unit exterior safe from germs and bacteria, giving everyone in the family added protection
The Aqua SmartGuard also 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 stops, using water bottles, which contributes to cutting plastic waste.
To top it all off, Waterlogic offers a Total Care Service that takes care of the unit’s installation and maintenance, such as replacing 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.
For more information on Aqua SmartGuard, its products and the Total Care Service, visit smartguard.ph.