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3 Ways a Home Automation System Makes Your Life Easier

Monday, October 5th, 2015

You are on your way to work, when you suddenly get the feeling you have forgotten to do something. This has happened to nearly every homeowner at some point in time. Maybe you left the lights on, or maybe you left your front door unlocked. In any case, you’ll either have to turn the car around and take care of the issue, or leave it alone and hope that nothing goes wrong. But a home automation system may solve this common problem.

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Which Parts of My Home Can I Control with Home Automation?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

We all know that feeling: did you leave the toaster oven on? Is the front door locked? And when you ask yourself these questions, you are at least an hour away. But imagine being able to ask yourself those questions without the panic by being able to pick-up your smart device and actually check these things. This is what home automation for your Woodland Park, CO, home is all about: convenience, security and support, all at your fingertips.

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Each home automation system works a little differently, but the systems and appliances that can be automated in your home are largely up to you. The Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning automation product of choice is the Nexia Home Intelligence system, which allows you to put a maximum of 230 compatible products onto the system. However, most automation systems will help you control most, if not all, of the following:

  • Electrical system
  • Lighting
  • Temperature setting and programming
  • Certain plumbed appliances
  • Door locks/security locks
  • Security systems, including security cameras
  • HVAC system
  • Audio-visual system

Many home automation systems can also send you alerts. Alerts can be related to the systems in your home, such as in regard to a power outage, or security alerts. With some home automation systems you can see real-time video with active security cameras or turn on your dishwasher. The bottom line is that you decide what you want to control.

What Are the Benefits of Home Automation?

There are some key benefits of home automation that make it worth consideration:

  • Better energy efficiency – not only can you program the energy-using systems in your home, many home automation systems allow you to monitor and track your energy usage.
  • Security and safety – you can manage security cameras, lock and unlock doors and turn up the lights at dusk, all from your smart device.
  • Convenience – the management of your household can be put at your fingertips, making home automation incredible convenient and easy to use.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment for home automation services in Woodland Park, CO.

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Gain Control over Your Home with Woodland Park Home Automation Services

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

We’ve all been in this situation before: you leave the home and are halfway to the office, your kid’s school, or the grocery store before you remember you forgot to switch off (or turn on) an important electrical device. This may be an air conditioning or heating system, a security system, or just the lights, but in any case, there is little you can do to control the situation. You can call a friend or neighbor, but this isn’t always a reliable system, and seems a bit extreme if you’re just worried about saving a little bit of money on your energy bills.

But in today’s world, new advancements in technology allow you the ability to control your home even from very far away. At Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud to announce that we install, repair, and maintain home automation systems so that you can keep track of your electrical appliances and your home security no matter where you are.

What’s Included in Home Automation?

A home automation system works through an app installed on your smart phone or tablet, or by logging into your home automation system account on any computer with internet access. With this system, you can control a wide range of features of your electrical system. Turn off a light as soon as you realize you’ve forgotten. Shut off your heating and air conditioning system, as these are some of the biggest energy hogs in your home. Or, turn on the thermostat, delay the automatic settings, or raise and lower the temperature so that you’re greeted by a temperate, comfortable home as soon as you arrive.

Home automation can also help you to monitor your home security. Did you leave the garage door open when you left? Find out via the app, shut it immediately, and make sure your home security system is activated while you’re at it. If you have a technician install a compatible door lock, you can even lock or unlock the doors.

To get all of these features, you’ll have to install fixtures that are compatible with your home automation system, and only a trained technician has the skillset to do so.

Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to find out how you can get home automation services in Woodland Park today.

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