Today, it seems like there are helpful mobile apps available for almost every imaginable purpose, including all the different aspects of home ownership. Here are five apps that can help you handle the day-to-day details of owning your home and make life more enjoyable and less hectic.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYZER
If you've been looking for a way to monitor and gain better control of your household energy consumption, try the Energy Consumption Analyzer app. It's designed to provide helpful energy-usage graphs and track your consumption rate, and all you need to do is set up individual meters for the water, gas and electrical services then regularly input your new meter readings.
DIY TIP GENIUS
Do you have a long list of DIY projects you want to accomplish? The DIY Tip Genius app can help. It offers more than 4,000 tutorials, tips and hacks to make your projects more efficient so you complete them faster, and you access it all right from your phone whenever you need guidance and advice.
If you're the victim of a burglary and have to file an insurance claim or police report, wouldn't it be helpful to have easily-accessed photo documentation of all the valuables in your home? The Encircle app does just that, so it's invaluable for peace of mind as a homeowner.
BillMinder is an essential app that lets you organize all your monthly bills on a single calendar. It lets you set notifications so you're always on time paying your electric, cell phone, credit card and similar household bills.
If you find it difficult to get home maintenance chores done on time, try the HomeSavvy app for iOS devices. Not only does the free app help you organize all your necessary maintenance tasks like fertilizing the lawn, replacing your carbon monoxide detector batteries or booking HVAC maintenance visits, it lets you set reminder alerts too.
Visit our Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical website for in-depth information on most HVAC topics, or for more advice about mobile apps you should have as a homeowner, just give us a call at (408) 868-5500.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas of California about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).