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Fall is a perfect time of year to tackle both indoor and outdoor DIY home improvement projects. That’s also why now is the time we see new and innovative home products hit the marketplace. Here are 5 innovative new home improvement products that make fall projects even easier while taking advantage of the season’s ideal weather.
Pella 250 Series Windows with Hidden Screen
Pella Hidden Screen Makes Cleaning and Storing Window Screens Easy
Cleaning and storing your window screens can be a tedious chore, but Pella Windows & Doors has introduced a first-of-its-kind product called Hidden Screen. Intuitively designed, the Hidden Screen appears when you open your window and folds away into the window when it’s closed. They’re made of a durable, long-lasting polyester weave that allows 44% more natural light into your home than a standard screen and is designed to maximize light, fresh air, and a crystal-clear view while keeping bugs outside and adding to your home’s curb appeal.
The new Hidden Screen is available as an option with the Pella 250 Series windows and can be retrofitted to existing 250 Series windows. As the cold weather season approaches, this is a perfect time to replace old single-pane windows with Pella ENERGY STAR-certified windows that can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs each year and add resale value to your home.
Hidden Screens are available for purchase through local Pella showrooms nationwide.
LL Flooring’s Era Collection
Stylish Engineered Hardwood Flooring That’s More Water-Resistant and Impact-Resistant Than Traditional Oak
If you’re planning to update your floors in time for the holiday season and love hardwood floors, you’ll want to check out the new Era Collection from LL Flooring. It offers the latest trending designs in European Oak, with ultra-wide and ultra-long planks that create an expansive, stylish look in any room, with fewer seams.
Era Collection hardwood flooring is made of 100% natural, real wood, which means no pattern repeats. It’s also three times more resistant to impacts, dents, and scratches than traditional White Oak hardwood flooring. An added feature is its cutting-edge 5G water-resistant locking technology, which prevents water from penetrating the seams of the floor after it’s installed. Thanks to its durable engineering, the Era Collection makes the luxurious appearance of hardwood floors a great choice for busy households.
The Era Collection is available online at LLFlooring.com and at LL Flooring’s 400-plus stores nationwide.
First Alert 10-Year Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (PRC710)
Slim, Easily Installed Alarm Provides Complete Protection and Eliminates Need to Replace Battery
Protection against the dangers of fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide are of utmost importance for every homeowner. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that smoke alarms be installed on every level of the home, including the basement, inside each bedroom, and in the main corridors. Additionally, carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on each level of the home and in a central location outside each bedroom.
The First Alert 10-Year Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm provides safety and convenience because the battery lasts for the life of the alarm and cannot be removed from the unit. That means no more low-battery chirps, having to remember to purchase and replace batteries, and the risk of leaving an alarm deactivated when a battery is removed. These combination alarms also offer the highest level of protection from threats of fire, smoke, and CO.
First Alert 10-Year Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms are available for purchase at Lowes stores nationwide.
HotWave Connects to Your Garden Hose to Deliver Continuous, On-Demand Hot Water
Outdoor tasks like cleaning your patio, rinsing your siding, and even bathing Fido can now be done more conveniently and comfortably with HotWave, a unique new product from Rheem. Safe and easy to use, it attaches to a standard 5/8-inch garden hose or outdoor spigot and gives you the ability to control the water temperature, four different spray patterns, and variable pressure for a wide range of DIY projects.
With an overall length of just 10 ¼ inches and an ergonomically designed grip, the HotWave is easy to handle, with a comfortable built-in trigger lock to provide constant spray. HotWave uses a standard 120-volt 25-foot power cord so you can move around freely and includes GFCI protection, which adds a layer of safety. The unit is powered by tankless electric water heating technology, so the temperature of the water going in will affect the temperature of the outgoing water.
It’s worth noting that the ability to have outdoor access to hot water whenever and wherever you need it is evidently in demand. When HotWave originally launched, only 10 units were returned out of the initial 1,000 that were sold.
Rheem HotWave is available at Amazon.com and at Rheem.com/HotWave.
LG Multi F Heat Pump with LGRED Technology
Superior Heating Technology Lets You Save Money While Staying Warm
With winter approaching, fall is the right time to find the best upgrade options for keeping your home comfy and warm while still saving on energy costs. If you’re thinking of replacing that old furnace, you may consider switching to a heat pump system, which can reduce electricity use by about 50% and improve indoor air quality. The LG Multi F Series of Heat Pumps feature outstanding LGRED Technology that allows them to operate at outside temperatures as low as minus 13 degrees while keeping you cozy indoors. These compact outdoor HVAC units are compatible with both ducted and ductless indoor units, with the ability to support multiple zones – up to four ducted and eight ductless. Plus, they run quietly and are easy to control from anywhere with the convenient LG ThinQ app that also provides maintenance alerts and reminders.
And with their ENERGY STAR certification, they can also qualify homeowners for a number of valuable rebates. Their impressive performance is due to LGRED heat technology, which stands for Reliable to Extreme Degrees, giving you confidence that your home will stay warm even in the most extreme winter weather. In fact, heat pumps with this superior technology boast 100% of their rated capacity at temperatures of 5 degrees, with continuous operation down to -13 degrees – something that many traditional models are unable to do.
LG Multi F Heat Pumps with LGRED Technology are customized depending on the individual home or application and are available through HVAC contractors and dealers nationwide.
For homeowners that have fall fix-it projects planned, these five fabulous products are definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re working indoors or outdoors, they all offer ways to make things easy, comfortable, efficient, and convenient while saving you time and money as you create your best home ever!