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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Home Automation |

How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

Smart home systems aren’t limited to home security and top-notch entertainment systems. While many people use smart home technology to automate various aspects of their homes, they may not be familiar with other opportunities these networks create. Virtual workouts and smart exercise equipment are up-and-coming fitness technologies being implemented in many homes. Whether you are interested in biking along virtual trails from the stationary bike in your living room or competing in a global 10K from your treadmill, here are a few ways your smart home network can fuel your workout. For the Competitive Cycler: Zwift Zwift is a virtual cycling platform that enables you to take your cycling to the next level. Through highly functioning networks, this technology enables you to explore the world, compete, and train using a stationary bike and television. Zwift also offers virtual roads to ride, structured rides with expert coaches, and virtual group rides with cyclers from other cities and countries. This means that once you connect this program to your network, you’ll...

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Electricians |

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

Common Electrical Code Violations to Avoid

When the electrical system in your home or business is not installed, maintained or updated as it should be, you may find yourself facing fines for violating the electrical code. It may be that your electrical system is outdated or perhaps you tried your hand at an electrical project yourself. When violations do occur, your home and family are at risk. Below, you will find some of the more common electrical code violations that occur and why it is so important to have a professional, licensed electrician complete such projects in your home. Cramming too many wires into a 7/8-inch hole It’s a common temptation to shove four or five wires into a 7/8-inch hole. However, overcrowding of the wires can cause “burning.” This is wire damaged caused when another wire tears the insulation off when it’s dragged across it. It’s easy for burned wires to go undetected, which will increase your risk of fire because of exposed conductors. Violation correction: There should never be more than three wires...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Home Automation |

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

Home Automation may sound like a high tech thing of the future, but these days it’s a top notch service readily available for homes everywhere. Home automation is a system that connects and integrates electronics in your home into one device, so you don’t have to worry about turning off and on switches and power nobs. If you’re curious about home automation but are unsure how it will benefit your home, here are a few rooms in your house you might not have known can benefit from home automation. Kitchen With all of the appliances in your kitchen, it’s an area in your home that uses a lot of energy. Ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances contribute to your electrical bill, and refrigerators cost the average American household $95 per year. Using home automation can help reduce this electricity consumption by timing out certain appliances over time and other control features. It can also give you peace of mind by knowing you can turn off the oven or...

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