How To Make Your Home “Tech-Nified” On A Budget
As each day passes there seems to be some new technology released or a new must-have gadget, that before we know it, we will be living like that old popular cartoon “The Jetsons”. While many of us might like the idea of a car that folds away into a briefcase or Rosie the robot maid to keep our homes clean and tidy, having the latest technology in your home can cripple your bank balance and worst still, do you really need it all? Are there any other ways of getting the type of tech you want in your home without it costing you the earth? There are solutions to this and I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can bring your home into the 21st century on a budget.
Laptops and computers don’t need to be expensive
Many homes now have a computer of some sort. A lot of what we do in our day to day lives such as food and clothes shopping, reading articles and keeping up with current affairs, not to mention watching funny clips on YouTube is all done via the internet and a computer and/or laptop can be a great way to do this. However, buying one brand new, especially when looking for a high quality brand like Apple, can be expensive. However, you can get a cheap refurbished imac online and the saving can be a quite huge compared to current retails prices. Even if it isn’t Apple you are specifically looking for, other manufacturers of computers or laptops could offer similar savings. All it takes it a little research.
Time to get cosy this winter
The winter nights are getting colder and no one likes to comes home from a hard days work to a cold home. This is when installing a smart meter could be a great way to improve your heating system. Most can be installed for free from your current provider and often any costs involved, either monthly or for installation, are saved over the course of the year with a reduction in your energy bills. That is because you can control the heating on the go, so no need to have it on all day or wasting valuable heat when you are not around.
Smart TV’s from budget Manufacturers
The smart TV is transforming our viewing pleasure, from having apps already installed like Netflix or YouTube to browsing the internet and even conducting video calls. However, you don’t need the top brands now to get exactly what you want from a TV as many budget manufacturers are installing the same type of technology for a fraction of the price.
Don’t feel the need to be loyal to a brand
Finally, don’t feel loyal to a brand, even if you do have a few different things from them. Sometimes branching out and looking at alternative brands can offer you a better value product and even offer savings on the initial purchase. Brands like Apple and Samsung are strong contenders for all sorts of tech in your home, but don’t discount other brands just because you feel loyal as you could be paying more for exactly the same thing.
I hope these tips enable you to add more tech to your home without it costing you a fortune.