5 tech items you need to get your home ready for the fall

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Fall has officially begun! That means it’s time to put away the shorts, tank tops and air conditioners and pull out the sweaters, blankets and home tech to make your space feel cozy for the colder months.

With so many options to scour through today, it’s hard to find the best tech for homes right now. So to make your search a bit easier, we’ve rounded up five must-have items you should buy to make sure you create the perfect fall/winter sanctuary at home. And for easy convenience, they’re all available at Walmart.

From a best-selling and affordable VIZIO soundbar for epic surround-sound movie nights to the perfect oversized heated throw blanket to snuggle under while you binge your favorite shows, we’ve got you covered.

Check out each item in more detail below.

1. VIZIO 36-Inch 2.1 Soundbar With Built-In Dual Subwoofers, $78

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VIZIO, hands down, is one of the leading soundbar manufacturers on the market. And, best of all, the brand offers premium quality options at affordable prices.

Usually, it’s best to snag a soundbar that comes with an external wireless subwoofer. However, the VIZIO 36-Inch 2.1 Soundbar comes with dual subwoofers built-in, giving you the best of both worlds in one slim package. Walmart shoppers love this pick and, best of all, it’s under $100.

2. Honeywell Lyric T5 Smart Thermostat (No Hub Required), $129

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It’s no secret that everyone tries to drastically reduce their energy bill during the colder months after it skyrockets from the constant AC use in the summer. The perfect way to do this is to upgrade to a smart thermostat.

These gadgets automatically adjust to an energy-saving mode when no one’s at home so you no longer have to stress about whether or not you changed the temperature before you left the house. In essence, it saves you money and keeps you cozy all fall and winter long. Over 8,000 shoppers say this Honeywell option is the best bang for your buck.

3. Levoit Core True HEPA H13 Air Purifier, $89.98 ($109.99)

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Air purifiers are useful year-round but can be a life-saver during the colder months when you’re inside more often. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “The concentrations of some pollutants are often two or five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.” This means that many harmful pollutants actually live indoors.

To keep the air in your home clean, the EPA recommends investing in a high-efficiency particulate air purifier (HEPA) and Levoit is America’s No. 1 air purifier brand. Currently, the No. 1 best-selling Levoit Core True HEPA H13 Air Purifier is $20 off at Walmart. So snag one while it’s still on sale.

4. Keurig K-Express Essentials Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, $54.97

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The fall and winter are no fun without a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Keurig’s new K-Express Essentials Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker takes up very little space on your kitchen counter and makes a perfectly balanced hot beverage in minutes.

It’s a Walmart best seller and features back-to-back brewing technology, so if you’re making hot drinks for more than one person, there’s no pausing or refilling necessary. There are also handy built-in control buttons for easy one-touch operation. Plus, if you need to make a hot drink to go, it’s the perfect pick as it’s travel mug-friendly.

5. Allswell One Button Heated Oversized Throw Blanket, $49.96

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One of the best parts about the fall and winter seasons is cozying up under a nice warm blanket. If you live in a city that gets particularly cold during these months, sometimes your standard throw blanket just doesn’t provide enough warmth to keep you comfortable.

Most folks invest in a high-quality heated blanket to ensure that this is never an issue and the Allswell One Button Heated Oversized Throw Blanket is a customer-favorite option at Walmart. It’s extremely soft, chic and comes with a one-touch remote with four heat settings. Also, this one is tall-person-approved, so you know what that means — no cold feet!

P.S. If you’re planning on having your own cozy movie night in with any of these products and need a few snacks to pair with your movie, consider signing up for Walmart+. The affordable service lets you unlock free grocery delivery from your store at preferred time slots reserved for members.

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