‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions! This year, why not enlist an ally you probably hadn’t thought of before – your own home. That’s right, teaming up with your humble abode might just set you on the path to success. Here are five resolutions that you and your home can tackle together:
An ENERGY STAR® certified home can help you save on energy bills in more ways than one, but any home can become more energy-efficient and cost-effective with a little help. One easy way to help you save money is by installing a smart thermostat that lets you remotely program temperature changes and monitors the home’s air quality even when you’re not there. The Carrier® Côr® Wi-Fi® Thermostat is a great one to check out. And if you’re looking for a bigger way to help save on energy costs: consider installing a complete SunPower® Equinox™ Home Solar System.
Want to kick a take-out habit that’s full of unneeded calories and carbs? When you cook your own meals, you have more control over the ingredients you’re ingesting. One way to encourage at-home dining is to invest in high-tech kitchen appliances that can help turn any novice into a chef. Exhibit A: try the Whirlpool® 6.4 Cu. Ft. Freestanding Electric Range with AquaLift® Self-Cleaning Technology. For more ways to update your kitchen, check out our Holiday Gift Guide.
3. Be More Efficient
Increase your own efficiency in the new year by installing appliances that do double duty. Case in point: the Whirlpool® Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer saves you space and time, plus you can start, pause and track your progress right from your smartphone. The Load and Go™ Plus Dispenser feature allows you to fill the machine with detergent and softener good for 20 loads. Increase your efficiency even more by tying all your compatible smart devices together in one place with a Google Home Hub. Greater efficiency means more free time for your other resolutions.
4. Get More Exercise
Why not turn a spare room into a home gym? And if you have a flex room in your home, all the better. Chances are, if you have a dedicated space in your home that’s reserved for exercising, you’ll stick to a fitness routine. What to do if you can’t devote an entire room to the cause? If you lived in a community with shared amenities, you’d have a variety of ways to add exercise to your daily routine; take a dip in the community pool, spend an afternoon with your kids on the playground, or stroll along the scenic walking trail.
5. Get More Sleep
The right floor plan can go a long way toward helping you get a good night’s sleep. For instance, a split bedroom floor plan offers you a private master retreat at the back of the home, with the secondary bedrooms at the front of your house. Privacy equals peace and quiet and a chance to snooze straight through the night.