With winter and the cooler temperatures it’s time to consider a freeze alarm. Have you considered on before now? No? Well there is no time like the present. For a cottage that is winterized, meaning you keep it heated year round and the water on, I think a freeze alarm would be invaluable.
But even if you disconnect and drain your cottage water system for the winter, there is still that time in the Fall and Spring when the water is still connected, but you run a risk of the temperature falling below freezing and causing problems.
This freeze alarm is called the Homesitter Multi-Functional Alarm Dialer and costs around $70 from Amazon.
This freeze alarm unit will call up to three telephone numbers to notify you if the temperature in the home gets too hot or too cold. (if your furnace or air conditioner fails)
The unit comes with a water sensor to monitor leaky pipes, burst washing machine hoses, or over-flowing sump pumps.
You will also be notified if a power outage occurs which can affect appliances and spoil freezers worth of food.
The Homesitter Freeze Alarm unit not only calls you, but also sounds an audible alarm for when you are home. It runs on regular power and requires 2-AA back-up batteries.
You will receive phone call notification if your batteries need replacing as well.
This all-in-one home protection unit requires no installation and no monitoring fees. It comes with a one-year warranty from the manufacturer.
You can find out more about this freeze alarm and others like it, here: Homesitter Multi-Functional Alarm Dialer
Here is a short video offering some tips on selecting a home freeze alarm.