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Tech alert: Smart home upgrades for the holiday season

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For many homeowners, colder weather means a Friendsgiving or family visit is only a few weeks away. Consider making the following smart home upgrades to make your holidays easier, so you have more time to spend with loved ones.

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Make holiday meals easier with kitchen tech

Food is at the center of many gatherings, but making it can often be time-consuming. Use the following devices to prepare and clean up food more easily.

Automatic pot stirrer

Some recipes call for endless stirring to get the flavors and consistency just right. With an automatic pot stirrer, you can multitask more effectively and save your arm strength for snowball fights.

Robot vacuum

Instead of sprinting through your home with your vacuum and its mile-long cord in tow, let a robot vacuum handle your spilled breadcrumbs and give yourself more time to put the finishing touches on your ugly holiday sweater.

Automatic Composter

Make fewer runs to your trash bin with an automatic indoor composter. Your fruit and veggie scraps get a second life, and it’s good for the environment, too!

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Make hosting easier with living room tech

Give your guests the maître d' experience as soon as they walk through the door—and give yourself fewer reasons to constantly get up while you entertain.

Voice assistant

Now popular with many homeowners, voice assistants serve as hubs for adjusting your home’s temperature, lighting up areas where people are gathering, and setting the desired mood. They can also answer questions and give you reminders, helping you prepare for any occasion.

Smart coffee table

What will they think of next? With some models offering refrigerators, lighting options, expandable tabletops, or charging stations, the coffee table has been elevated from a simple piece of furniture to a high-tech conversation hub.

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Keep relaxation at the ready with stress relief gadgets

Whether you’re using a heated neck wrap, a deep tissue massager, or a smart diffuser, keep a relaxation item at home to begin unwinding as soon as your guests have gone. 

With these and other home upgrades, you can “tech” your home to a new level of comfort this holiday season, and keep the comfort going by covering your major home systems and appliances with an APHW home warranty. Call 866.394.8767 or visit APHW.COM today for more information.

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