Learning about home automation system

When my spouse and I replaced our heating system and air conditioner, we decided it would be a nice idea to also replace our thermostat.

I started researching smart thermostats and was amazed by the innovative features.

Today’s generation of thermostats includes the ability to access temperature control inside the home from virtually anywhere. The thermostat will send reminders when it’s time to schedule maintenance or change filters and notify you if there is an unusual temperature swing. As I was learning more and more about smart thermostat technology, I came across complete home automation systems. Smart houses are gaining popularity as more and more appliances, electronics and systems include wireless technology. Through a home automation system, I can start up the washing machine, check on the sump pump, turn off lights and even adjust the humidifier. The home automation possibilities included a home security system. While I was initially more interested in energy efficiency, convenience and cost savings, I realized that apartment security is absolutely the most important aspect of the package. With motion activated lights and cameras located around the exterior of the house, I always know what’s going on around the property. I can watch real time images on my laptop. By way of an app, I get notifications if there is an issue with glass breakage or anyone forcing their way inside. The alarm is harshly loud and continues to blare unless my nice friend and I punch in our security code. If there are any problems, the monitoring supplier gives us a call. Without us providing our code, they notify the proper authorities. We are protected against home invasion, vandalism and fire, carbon monoxide and flooding.

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Convenient features of security systems

I originally looked into a home security system for the sake of the savings on my homeowners insurance, and I figured out that the discount on my payments would cover the investment into the security system.

When I researched further, I discovered that new security systems offer a lot of beneficial and convenient features.

The setup was quick and easy, but because everything is wireless, there was no need to drill a lot of holes into walls and ceilings. There is not a mess of wires or a big control panel detracting from aesthetics. The central hub is really compact, streamlined and easy to navigate. I now have surveillance cameras and security lights installed around the perimeter of the house. The machine is unobtrusive and motion activated. If anyone enters the property, the lights come on and I get an SMS notification. So far, I’ve gotten lots of video of cats, squirrels, the occasional raccoon, possum and delivery men. If somebody steps up on the front porch, I can see who is knocking on my door and even answer them. I don’t even need to be at home. From virtually anywhere, I have access to the cameras, indoor and outdoor lights and automated door locks. When I pull into the driveway after work, the garage door automatically opens and unique lights come on. I have the peace of mind of knowing that no one has entered my apartment during my absence. With glass breakage sensors, an alarm system and a monitoring supplier watching over the property, I feel much safer and secure.


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A/C emergency repair in the middle of the night

Both of my guys played hoops for the university and they are both really good.

I would not be surprised to find out that both of the guys end up with a scholarship to play hoops at a division one university.

We had to go to a game that was on the other side of the state. It was an exhibition game and we did not get home until it was almost midnight. It was about 40° outside that night and it felt just as chilly inside of the house. It wasn’t really pleasant and I knew there was a problem with the boiler as soon as we walked into the house. I told the kids to take a shower and I told them to grab a space heater from the hall closet. The guys were complaining about the temperatures and I knew they weren’t going to be gleeful with the chilly air. I did not want them to go right to bed without taking a shower even if the boiler was broken. I contacted an emergency repair provider as soon as I got the teenagers settled. The emergency repair provider said it was going to cost an extra fee to come to the home in the middle of the night. I did not want to pay any extra fees when I could wait until the day. I knew there was another space heater in the hall closet. I slept in the living room or the door closed and the space heater was running on high. The kids and I made it through to the other side.


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Help with air flow troubles

I noticed some problems with the airflow in the living room and I decided to contact a local HVAC contractor to see if he could help with the troubles.

  • I really did not know if there was a problem with the heating or a/c or a problem with the ductwork.

I knew that the ductwork inside of the building was really old and falling apart. I had some repairs performed when I originally bought that house. The HVAC contractor was here earlier this day and I heard all the terrible news that I could take. I was anxious about the problems with their airflow but I found out that the issue was much worse than that. Not only do I need a brand new heating and a/c, but all of the ductwork needs to be updated. The ductwork is falling apart and in lots of unusual locales and the sheet metal is starting to crumble. The repair professional recommended I try a ductless mini split system instead of dealing with the ductwork troubles, all of the ductwork could be sealed and completely eliminated if we made the decision to go with a ductless mini split system instead. I am going to talk to my mom about the problems with the system and find out what she thinks. There are a couple of reasons to get her opinion. I value what she has to say and she worked as a real estate agent for a long time. She has seen a lot of silly conditions that would lead a person to update their heating and a/c.

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How often you should have HVAC repair

It’s really important to have a clean and well maintained HVAC unit, but once every year you should have the system maintained by a repair professional that is trained and skilled in heating and A/C, but having the HVAC component cleaned and maintained can absolutely help add to the benefits of having an indoor system! I recently contacted an experienced repair supplier because I was in need of HVAC maintenance. I started hearing an odd sound coming from the system. I read online that an odd sound can be a sign that there is a problem with the system. I contacted a supplier that listed their A/C maintenance services online! Services included things like cleaning the coils, replacing the air filter, and checking the levels of the refrigerant. The supplier also gave me free indoor air quality testing. The indoor air quality in my home was less than ideal and the professional recommended that it might be time to think about cleaning and sanitizing the ductwork or having a whole-home air purifier installed. The guy did not give me a high pressure sales pitch. I could tell that he was just giving me his opinion. He wrote down all of the information on a piece of paper when he was finished with the maintenance repair and told me to give them a call when I was ready to make some swings. Having the information at my hands is really helpful in this situation, because now I can think ahead and plan for the events. I might be able to open a time when the new equipment is on sale and save even more.

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