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Conquer April Showers with Smart Home Automation

Everyone’s probably heard that all too familiar saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” For those of you in colder climates, April’s weather is always known for being incredibly unpredictable.

As April thunderstorms (or even snowstorms!) take their toll, the allure of May weather might seem as far away as ever. Yet with today’s technological advances, chilly, rainy weather doesn’t have to be as bad as it used to be. With smart devices like the Nest, Google Home and more, your home can become a technological fortress, equipped as ever to take on those rain clouds.

Check out our latest guide on how to use your smart devices to block out the rain – or at least make stormy weather a bit more bearable. What makes things even better is that with on-demand services like Puls, you can rain-proof your home without ever stepping foot outside. 

You can book a smart home installation appointment with us online anytime to make smart device setup quick, convenient and most importantly, rain-proof. For tips on how to bring a little sunshine to your home in this rainy rainy season, look no further than this helpful guide. 


Weather Forecasts & Updates

April showers: Google Home

Google Home Mini. (Photo Credit: Mike Prospero/Tom’s Guide)

When you’re starting out your day, it’s always important to know what kind of weather you’re going to be dealing with. That’s where your smart speakers come in!

Use your smart speaker devices such as your Google Home and Amazon Alexa to find out the daily forecast each morning while you’re getting ready for the day. Simply say “OK, Google, what’s the weather today?” and you’ll hear a detailed summary of what you can expect to see outside.

With your smart speaker – rain or shine – you can prepare for the day’s weather ahead, without even having to glance at your phone or computer. Use your to device to prepare for the day, or even get weather updates on the hour, so you’re always aware of what to expect. 

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Monitor Water Levels

April Showers: Honeywell Lyric

The Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak & Freeze Detector. (Photo Credit: Target)

Rainy weather can bring with it above-average levels of water in unwanted places. The most common problem it can cause in your home is usually basement flooding. It’s important to keep an eye on these water levels – and now, thanks to technology, you can do so with ease. 

With a smart sensor like the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak & Freeze Detector, you can monitor the water levels in areas of your house that are subject to flooding. The device sends a notification directly to your smartphone immediately after it detects a leak, so you can keep things as clean and dry as possible, despite rainy, damp conditions.


Keep Your Home Warm and Dry

April showers: nest thermostat

The Nest thermostat is a great solution to keeping things warm and cozy in the rainy weather. (Photo Credit: Target)

There’s nothing better on a rainy day than curling up in the comfort of your warm, dry house with a blanket and your favorite movies. Keep your house nice and warm – before you even get home – so that you can come home and unwind in warmth.

With smart thermostats like the Nest and ecobee, you can adjust the temperature of your place with the simple touch of a button on your smartphone. Set your thermostat to your ideal temperature on your way home from work, and you’ll arrive to your place all warm and dry, ready to take on any rainstorm. 


Don’t Get Caught Locked Out in the Rain

April showers: August smart lock

August smart lock connects effortlessly to your Google Home. (Photo Credit: CNET)

Another dreaded rain-ensued scenario? Getting stuck in the rain, locked out of your house! We’ve all been in this unfortunate hiccup, carelessly forgetting our keys in a rush. With home automation, there’s finally a solution to prevent this from ever happening again: smart door locks.

With devices like the August Smart Door Locks, you’ll never be locked out in the rain again. Even if your friends or family get stuck in the rain, you can unlock your door for them from anywhere. Simply sync your device with your smartphone, and you can lock and unlock your door whenever you please. 


Rain or Shine, Puls is There

April showers: nest thermostat

Look to Puls to set up your smart devices like the Nest thermostat.

No matter what the weather outside might be, Puls is always around for your all digital needs in your home. Whether you’re looking for smart home setupTV installation or a phone repair, we’ll come to you when you need it most to bring your devices to life in a matter of hours.

Book a smart home installation with us anytime, to prepare your home for whatever weather this spring may bring. We’re always around when you need it to help turn a cold, rainy day into something much more comfortable, warm and endurable.

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Natalie H.
Natalie H.
Natalie Hoke is a writer and content manager at Puls. She is passionate about discovering the latest trends in home technology and using humor to tell a great story. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking (and eating) vegetarian food, and performing stand-up comedy.

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