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4 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your HVAC Expenses This Winter

The post-Halloween candy feast is over, and, not only might your girth have increased, but the cost of heating your home is about to increase, too. With winter coming on, you’ll want to save on HVAC expenses, especially over the holidays.  Take advantage of these tips to dramatically reduce your heating costs as the temperature plummets. Whether you have a…

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How Smart Property Managers Are Saving Energy This Winter

The beautiful fall leaves have vanished for most of the country, a sure sign that winter is fast approaching. Unfortunately, with it comes an increase in energy usage and higher costs. For property managers responsible for hundreds or even thousands of properties, small savings in energy per property can have a major impact on the bottom line. Here are some…

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How Smart Home Tech Shortens Turn Times between Tenants

The adage “time is money” has never been truer than when your rental properties are standing empty. At PointCentral, we know how essential it is for your tenant turnaround times to be as short as possible.   In order for your property to be rented to the right tenants, you need to put yourself ahead of the competition and reach the…

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Benefits of Controlling Your HVAC System

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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