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8 Smart Home Products Under $50 Our Office Loves

March 26, 2018

Thankfully, for those of us who find budgeting important, it’s possible to smarten up your home without breaking the bank. When it comes to converting your home into a smart home, fifty bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you would be surprised at what you can get for such a small amount of money. As technology grows each and every year, » Read More

A Deeper Look into the Keen Home Smart Zoning System

March 19, 2018

Home Controls is very excited to carry the Keen Home Smart Zoning System. This system allows you to create zones within your HVAC system, giving you temperature control over individual rooms rather than heating/cooling the entire house every time you operate your heat or air conditioner. Keen has measured as much as 8 degrees difference between » Read More

As a Home Renter, I Want a Smart Home Too!

February 9, 2018

I want a Smart Home as a renter, but how can I have the benefits when I am not allowed to make infrastructure changes to my rental?  How can I make my front door more secure, save energy with a smart thermostat, and remotely control lights and appliances without making changes to the rental and putting my security deposit at risk? What is your » Read More

10 Reasons You Need Automatic Window Openers

January 19, 2018

There are many great benefits to having automatic window openers in a home or business, from improving the air quality in an indoor environment to minimizing the use of air conditioning, which could help save energy all while lowering the monthly utility bill. But there are other important reasons you can improve your life by adding automatic » Read More

How a Central Vacuum System Made My Mother Happy

December 22, 2017

For the first time in her life, my mother saw how a central vacuum system works and I’ve never seen her so amazed by technology. I recently took her to see my cousin’s new house, which happens to be a smart home that has all the bells and whistles. It has an Alexa dot in practically everyone room, automatic lighting control throughout the » Read More