Winter is coming for another year. The new freeze sensor just came in the mail today. All that is let to do is to try and set it up. The first thing that needs to be decided is where to put the freeze sensor. The home owner cannot just put it in a random place. Just like everything else in home planning, freeze sensor placement has to go in the right place. In order to put a freeze sensor in the right place, it would help to know what it does. What exactly does a freeze sensor do? SimpliSafe says,
“Even though it’s named after just the low end, a freeze sensor is basically a temperature sensor. There are many ways to gauge temperature, and different technologies use different methods depending on the range within which they’re required to work, whether or not they need to be waterproof, fragility, and size.”
Secure Penguin breaks it down further with,
“A freeze sensor can sense when your home’s internal temperature dips below 41 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in the trigger of an alarm to the Monitoring Center.”
Once the basics are broken down for the freeze alarm, Protect America went through and looked through to do’s and one don’t tip to put the freezer sensor in the right place.
- Do put the freeze sensor in places where low temperatures could cause problems
- Don’t put the freeze sensor in drafty places
- Do put the freeze sensor in vacation homes and other low maintenance places
Do Put the Freeze Sensor in Places Where Low Temperatures could Cause Problems
The cold can wreck havoc on the house. If the home owner is not careful, pipes can freeze and burst, causing flooding in whatever room they are located in. Placing a freezer sensor in “danger zones” will play to the home owner’s advantage. An alarm and notification will go off and let the home owner know that temperatures are nearing problem, allowing them to take action and save their bank accounts from costly problems down the road. Freeze sensors can help the home owner deal with pipes in their houses. Freeze alarm can make wintertime around the house that much more bearable.
Don’t Put the Freeze Sensor in Drafty Places
The sensor records the local temperature. These do not work for thermostat temperatures. If the home owner places a freeze sensor by a door or window, a stiff breeze can cause the alarm to go off. Save the family the headache and keep them away from places the breeze can get in so easily. Putting a sensor near the door and window could end up burning out the battery in the long run. The homeowner could end up throwing away more money just to replace one freeze alarm. Keeping away from drafty places can and will save so much money.
Do put the freeze sensor in vacation homes and other low maintenance places
Own a vacation property and want to keep it dry during the autumn and winter? A freeze sensor can be the answer to that question. Just before the vacation is over, stick around two or three freeze sensors near or in the basement. Set everything up and head straight home. A smart alert will make life much more easier. When the spring comes, the family came come back to the vacation home without dealing with the place being so damp. On top of that, the owner will happily save so much money.