Home Automation and Lighting Controls
What is Home Automation?
Home automation is the process of automating the management of your home electrical system. It may be something as simple as remote control of a few lights or it can be automating and scheduling how a variety of electrical systems in your house operate to minimize energy use and maximize your living experience. Some people also thing of home automation as managing the security of your home. However you consider it, it is basically anything that give you remote or automatic control of the electrical system in your house.
Adding home automation to your house is both affordable and simple. The nice thing about todays home automation systems is that they're wireless. That means you can manage your whole house from a remote control, your IPAD or your phone. Working with an experienced home automation installer from Chico will get you quickly up and running. They take the guesswork out of what to buy and how to use it. Whether your home is a retrofit or a new home, a home automation system will save you money on your electric bill from day one once it's programmed properly.
What Can You Control?
Lighting - This is the most popular use of home automation systems. You can setup your lighting control system to go on and off automatically and a predefined schedule of your choosing. You can program a series of lights to go on for security purpose or program the remote to turn on a hallway and bathroom light when you get up in the middle of the night. Turn off outside lights from your bed. Turn off all lights with the push of a button.
Home Theater and Entertainment - Imagine replacing that all the remotes you have with just one controller. This can be your cell phone or the remote that came with your control system. Just press the Showtime image and your home automation products/system will do the rest. Installing speakers throughout house and managing where the sound plays and what plays instantly is a no-brainer with todays easy remote control aps and devices.
Air Conditioning - Remote Controlling your thermostat will allow you to adjust the temperature at night from your bed or even from a cell phone while driving home. They can even send warning notices to you if your temperature gets to high or low in order to protect plants or pets.
You can also control things such as irrigations systems, phone systems, and access control to your house. Learn more about Smart Homes
What are the Benefits of Home Automation?
While having fun is not the most important thing about your home automation system, the WOW factor of being able to control your whole house is very cool. Your friends and family will be amazed at how effortlessly you can control your environment. You'll be a trend setter as well as an implementor of better technology. That's a lot of fun. High-tech products for your home is fun to use and share with others. Whether viewing visitors at your front door on your TV or tuning your stereo by using voice recognition, you'll find home automation surprisingly enjoyable.
Energy Savings - Want a green home. Install a Home Automation System. You'll save money from day one once your system is programmed right.
Convenience - When you are able to dim the light when you start watching a movie without have to get up and go to the switch, you begin to understand the beauty and comfort of your home automation system. On a cold morning, you'll be able to turn on the heater in the bathroom before you get out of bed. And of course, turning on coffee maker is a snap so the coffee is ready when you get into the kitchen in the morning.
We're all used to opening the garage door from the car, but you'll be surprised how much safer you'll feel coming home to a lit home and even turning on more lights from your keyfob remote upon your arrival. With a couple of basic products you can have your whole house light up like Fort Knox when there is motion detected at any corner of your house. Imagine your house sending you an email if there is motion where there shouldn't be any. Or you can have your security system call you if there is an alarm, which might include your typical security alarm or even a low or high temperature or water in the laundry room or basement.
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