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Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Technology

September is a tricky time temperature-wise.  Summer’s on its way out and fall’s just around the corner, so some days it feels like we’re alternating between the two seasons!  Rather than let the weather wreak havoc with your home—not to mention your energy bills—consider adding an energy management system this month. How does it work? Our systems can easily integrate your thermostat, lights, and other energy uses into one accessible app.  With a smart phone and/or internet access, you can control your devices and minimize your energy output!  As long as you have a modern HVAC system in place (or you’re planning to upgrade soon), we can install our smart thermostat in place of a more traditional one.  Plus, we’re happy to make recommendations for compatible LED lightbulbs as an added benefit to integration.  Once everything’s in place, we can help you navigate the settings, so... Read more

Smart Phones & Security: Keeping Your Home Safe with Technology

Smart Phones & Security:  Keeping Your Home Safe with Technology Today’s top smart phones pack a wide variety of capabilities—including keeping your home safe.  It may sound like far-fetched, futuristic concept, but thanks to recent technological advancements, it’s possible for virtually every household.  Depending on your budget (and your comfort level with technology), we’ve got a security solution for you. Option 1:  Smart Doorbells Unlike a traditional doorbell, which only alerts you to the presence of a visitor, these “smart” varieties offer a lot more features.  Typically, they require a bit more installation to include a tiny video camera, along with speakers and even a microphone.  But then, you’re able to see anyone who comes within a certain range of the door in question—whether or not they ring the doorbell.  You’re also able to engage with them, even if you’re not home!  So, if someone unexpectedly shows up while you’re out running... Read more

How to make your home safer NOW with little dough

How to make your home safer NOW with little dough Taking steps to secure your home is a prudent step in a risky world. We might like to think we can fully trust our neighborhood but reality suggests that might not be the case. So, what can you do? Installing and using a reliable burglary and fire alarm solution is a great start. But there are also things you can do right now with little investment. 1. Think deterrence Is your mail secure? Consider a lockable model, especially if you have bills and bank statements mailed to your home and you are generally away for the bulk of the day. Windows and doors? If these are easily accessible, consider placing dowels in your window tracks and sliding doors. Perhaps invest in secondary locks, or gated doors. Make your windows less accessible with planter boxes or shrubbery. Make a routine of checking doors and windows each night before bed and again each morning before leaving home. Can’t afford... Read more