Keep your New Year’s Resolutions with help from your Smart Home

Each new year brings opportunity for growth and change and 2021 is no different!  But this year, why not let your smart home help you stick to those New Year’s resolutions?  Lower your energy bills, sleep better, and stick to your new workout routine- all thanks to your smart home!
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1. Save Money. Improve your home’s energy efficiency this year and lower your monthly electric bill!  A smart thermostat adapts to your needs by adjusting the temperature in your house based on your typical routine. We design schedules for your house that adjust the temperature automatically based on if you are home or away, asleep or awake.  And because they heat and cool in the most efficient way, you will save money on your electricity bills over the course of the year. Your smart home can also keep track of which rooms you use and when- heating or cooling those rooms when appropriate and not wasting energy on rooms that dont need it.  You can also improve your home’s energy efficiency by switching out your normal light bulbs with LED ones and adding smart plugs to automatically turn off lamps or appliances that you can never seem to remember to turn off yourself.
 
 
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2. Improve your Sleeping Habits. Smart lighting in your home is designed to improve and reinforce your body’s natural rhythm - preparing the body to sleep and wake up more efficiently.  Utilizing warm light in the evening may help increase your melatonin levels and a more blue-toned light in the early hours can help your brain stay focused throughout the morning.  This smart lighting technology, also known as circadian lighting, can simulate a dawn-like feel in the morning to awaken you with the rising sun as well as naturally dim the lights in the evening to help you feel tired and naturally more ready for bed.  Your smart home can also take away late night screen time needs- use your home system to set a morning alarm or play calming sleep sounds to lull you to sleep.  Automatic blackout shades are an easy addition to any bedroom and can extend your sleeping hours as well.
 
 
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3. Stick with your Home Workouts.  Take advantage of your in-home technology and work out with Alexa!  Amazon’s Alexa offers a free ‘7-Minute’ workout that promises to increase metabolism, improve energy, lower stress, and remove fat.  Choose from 3 different workout styles: low impact, standard or advanced and your randomized workout will begin.  With so much variety and control, each session can be tailored to your needs.  Maybe you already have a workout regimen lined up through a gym or app?  Blast your favorite workout playlist through your whole house audio to amp up your motivation and energy.
Thinking about upgrading some of your home’s technology to better align with your new year’s goals?  Call us today to schedule a smart home consultation!