Gearing Up for Spring Cleaning with Smart Home Automation

Gearing Up for Spring Cleaning with Smart Home Automation

Written by Guest on April 1, 2015- Control4 Website- “GEARING UP FOR SPRING CLEANING WITH HOME AUTOMATION”

Spring cleaning is about more than just clearing out the garage or dusting the nooks and crannies you’ve neglected for the past several months. It’s about starting anew. It’s about re-organizing your home in a way that reflects a fresh outlook on life. It’s your opportunity to take your house (and all its furnishings and features) and align them with your goals. What better way to do some spring cleaning than with smart home automation??

ORGANIZE AND CONSOLIDATE YOUR MEDIA COLLECTION

Let’s start spring cleaning in one of the most used rooms in the house – your home theater.

Syncing up your media player with your home automation system adds another level of convenience to your entertainment choices. It also consolidates and organizes things in your home theater and throughout your entire house.

For example, instead of multiple remotes for your DVD/Blu-ray player, TV, and sound system, control all this and more with a Control4 universal remote; in fact, you can control your entire home automation system, from lighting to security with it as well. And when you put all of your audio/video equipment on the Control4 platform, you can tuck away all of those black boxes into a closet or in the basement so they’re out of sight and out of mind, while still having complete control over it all.

Reducing your arsenal of remotes down to one helps cut coffee table clutter, but Control4 can optimize your entertainment system even further. For example, it’s easy to store all your movies and music on your media player, so you can access your entire entertainment collection without having to get up from your couch. You can also stream movies and music using one of many streaming services, all integrated seamlessly into Control4’s easy-to-use interface.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Spring is a perfect time to take care of a few home maintenance tasks that only need to be done once or twice a year, but are easy to forget.

With your Nexus system, you can set email or text alerts, or whole-home audio announcements, to let you know when it’s time to take care of these crucial maintenance tasks. For example, set alerts to remind you when it’s time to:

Change the HVAC/central vac filter

Change batteries on smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

Inspect the furnace

Clean the gutters

Any other spring cleaning/maintenance task you can think of

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SMART HOME SYSTEM FOR THE COMING YEAR

Spring cleaning is as much about re-organizing then it is about cleaning; why not take this opportunity to adjust and customize your Control4 system?

If you’ve been living with a smart home for a while now, you probably have a few ideas about how it can work even better for you. Here are a few ways you can customize your smart home experience:

Create a new lighting scene, or edit an existing one, directly from your Touch Screen

Set up “favorites” on your Control4 interface

Personalize  your listening experience

Adjust your video intercom system

You don’t always have to call an authorized dealer to customize your system – Often you can set scenes and favorites right from your own home.

If you’re not sure how to make your home automation vision a reality, you can contact a local dealer who will be happy to answer questions and offer assistance.

For more information and resources to help you take control of your smart home go to www.nexushome.com or call 800-618-0874.