5 Gadgets for Ease & Comfort Around the House

Five very specific fixes can make life more comfortable this winter.
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Wood, Decks, and Siding tool from Diamabrush

Wood, Decks, and Siding tool from Diamabrush.

1. POWER OFF PAINT

Address failing paint, stains, dirt, or mildew on any wood surface with this Wood, Decks, and Siding tool. The circular-shape tool never clogs and attaches to a standard 4 " angle grinder with a /-11 thread. Diamabrush, (855) 328-6657


EcoSmart 27 kW tankless electric water heater.

EcoSmart 27 kW tankless electric water heater.

2. CONTINUOUS HOT WATER

Part of a family of on-demand water heaters sized for point-of-use to whole-house, the EcoSmart 27 kW tankless electric water heater is equipped with self-modulating technology that can save up to 50% on water-heating costs. EcoSmart, (877) 474-6473


The ProLine stainless-steel shower drain

The ProLine stainless-steel shower drain.

3. A BETTER DRAIN

Converting a bathtub to a shower for better accessibility? The ProLine stainless-steel shower drain installs flush to the shower floor; the sloping drain is tucked out of sight below. The long, linear style drains quickly, too. QuickDrain, (866) 998-6685

Envi high-efficiency wall heater

Envi high-efficiency wall heater.

4. SAFE HEAT, INSTANTLY

The Envi high-efficiency, whole-room wall heater plugs into any 120-volt outlet, is cool to the touch, and shuts off if the heater is detached from the wall. The 450-watt, slim-line heater has space inside to store the power cord. eHeat, (800) 807-0107


Smart Home water monitor

Smart Home water monitor.

5. LEAK STOPPER

Be alerted to leaks or freezing pipes in real time with the Smart Home water monitor. The WiFi-enabled monitor uses ultrasonic technology to detect leaks; pair it with the
Control for automatic shut-off, even remotely. Streamlabs, (770) 691-5524, 

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