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Home Automation

Benefits of Controlling Your HVAC System

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If you want to save money on your energy bill, there’s a sure-fire way to do it—take a cold, hard look at the efficiency of the HVAC system. A detailed analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that—on average—just over half (51%) of residential America’s electricity bill is spent on heating and cooling. When you consider that the…

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How Smart Home Automation Can Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine

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Summer is nearly over, and that means parents are gearing up for back-to-school time. You’ll soon be setting the alarm clock earlier, buying school supplies and doing your best to herd the children out the door without getting behind schedule.  No wonder you’re feeling the stress! Fortunately, PointCentral has the solution! Here’s how a home automation solution from PointCentral makes…

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The Unexpected Ways Smart Home Automation Can Upgrade Your Home and Rental Properties

There are many ways to quickly and inexpensively boost your home value in preparation for rent or sale. If you’re a large-scale rental property investor, applying these upgrades across your entire portfolio could dramatically increase the income potential of your properties. The most common ways to upgrade your properties like this include: A fresh coat of paint inside and outside…

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Tips for Cutting Winter Energy Consumption

Are your fingers going numb from the cold while checking your phone in your living room? Can you see your breath while eating cornflakes in the morning? If you turned off the heat because of a ridiculously high electric bill, you’re paying more than you should be. It’s time to optimize your energy consumption with some winter energy-saving tips. The…

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Best Smart Home Devices of 2018

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Forbes magazine is among the many authoritative sources calling 2017 the year that the smart home went mainstream. A quick search for “smart home” at any major hardware chain’s website confirms the magazine’s prediction for 2018 — the hardware store and electronics store are crossing over. Smart Devices: Innovative, but also Practical Smart light bulbs, networked door locks and intelligent…

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What is a Home Automation Hub?

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A home automation hub can be a critical component in any house equipped with smart technology. It’s what connects multiple smart technologies in a residence so they can be controlled by a single interface. With the right setup, a hub can also allow communication between applicable devices, which is important for home or business owners who want to move beyond…

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Smart Home Automation Ideas

Smart Home Automation Ideas

From 2013 through 2025, the home automation market is expected to grow by more than 350 percent, which isn’t surprising given the many benefits the Internet of Things can bring to residential properties. Property managers who want to boost bottom lines, impress tenants or vacation guests and master word-of-mouth marketing may want to invest in smart home automation. Here are…

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