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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Home Automation |

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Make the Most of Your Summer with Home Automation

Home automation has benefits for every season. When school is out and the weather gets warmer, things can get hectic around the house. Whether you’re worried about energy efficiency during the summer months or security when your kids are out of school, home automation systems can provide you with money-saving home operations and peace of mind. Family Safety and Home Automation Are your children home by themselves this summer while you are at work? Home automation is a great way to improve your home’s security system through alarms, locks, and even security cameras. You can use the app to receive notifications when one of you family members gets home or leaves. Home automation can also be great for pet care, as you can keep an eye on your pet while you are away and insure they are safe and inside your home. It can be a bit stressful to give a babysitter a key to your home. Instead, you can give the babysitter a code for the door they...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Want to Renovate Your Guest Room? Consider These Easy Updates

Updating your guest rooms probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list- until your guests are on their way and you haven’t been in there in months. Whether Mom’s coming from out of town, you have some extra space you want to turn into a rental, or you simply think your extra room could use some sprucing up, there are many quick and easy ways to update your guest space. Before your visitors arrive, consider these easy upgrades to improve your space and make their visit unforgettable.   Update your lighting If you infrequently use your guest room, you might be unaware of poor lighting quality, burnt out lightbulbs, or power outlets that don’t work. Checking on these before guests get to town is a quick way to make sure your guest room is ready for your visitors. Updating your lighting design or installing new fixtures are easy electrical updates that can make a huge difference. Looking into any electrical problems when you first see them is also...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Electricians |

6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

6 Must-Have Features To Improve Your Gaming Room

For many people, a gaming room is an afterthought. It’s an extra space added to the basement, attic, or garage. It often isn’t carefully planned from the ground up, but for avid gamers everywhere, it should be. From investing in proper wiring and professionally built electrical systems, to installing vintage gaming systems and gaming tables, there are plenty of ways to make your gaming room a must-visit space in your home. Game Tables, Dart Boards, and More   Nothing says gaming room like a massive pool table or an air hockey table. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a top-notch gaming room. Craigslist and similar websites are great places to pick up pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables, and similar gaming tables at great prices. In some cases, if you’re willing to do some cosmetic work, you can have these game tables for the cost of hauling them away. Pool tables and wall darts are other great options for your gaming space that will add...

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Home Automation |

Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

First things first, what is home automation? Home automation is the automatic control of household features and appliances. It brings all of the plugs, knobs, and switches in your home together so they can be controlled by one device. We’ve all forgotten to turn off the lights in the upstairs bathroom or left the coffee pot on when we’re rushing out the door. Home automation eliminates that; it enables you to save time and money by planning and controlling your home’s electronics and appliances. So how can it help lower my electric bill? The easiest way to lower your electrical bill is to use less electricity. From thermostats to light switches, home automation can control your appliances remotely or on a timer, so your lights and appliances will go off, even if you’re not there to flip the switch.   1. Turn down the heat when you’re not home Save electricity with automated temperature control Do you ever go to bed freezing, crank up the heat, and then wake...

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Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Lighting |

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Christmas Lights More Green This Holiday Season

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Christmas Lights More Green This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner. Between lights on the house and tree, multiple trips to and from the airport, and gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, your spending and environmental impact keeps going up while the numbers in your bank account keep doing down. Reduce your electric bill and give Mother Earth a present this Christmas: follow these easy steps to make small changes with big impact this holiday season. 1. Replace that old string of lights that’s missing half the bulbs anyway Choose LED lights instead of incandescents for your house and tree Light Emitted Diode (LED) lights use only one tenth of the amount of electricity incandescent bulbs use. They last nearly 50 times longer which means you won’t need to buy another string for several Christmases. The bulbs also won’t burn out so you won’t have to redecorate your whole tree when one bulb starts to flicker. Think about it: the same holiday cheer with one-tenth of the electrical bill? Sounds like a...

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