This year Lexington had more snow than the city has seen in almost a century. After a winter like that, warmer weather and sunshine makes you feel like you can do just about anything. Which is a good thing, because this week my wife’s spring cleaning list showed up on our kitchen counter.
Her list will keep us busy cleaning windows and organizing the garage, but spring cleaning is about more than just tidying up the house. It’s about taking a fresh look at your home and starting anew. It’s an opportunity to improve your surroundings and make them line up more with your goals and desires. It’s about turning your home into an even better place to spend time.
Today more than ever, technology is taking a center focus in our lives. Watching a great movie or enjoying music in the background are among our favorite things each day. It got me thinking about some of the other “spring cleaning” things that can simplify the technology in your home.
Get One App to Control Everything In Your Home
With one of our home automation systems, you get an app on your phone that can control your TVs, music, lights, thermostats, security system - even door locks and sprinkler systems! If you go the DIY route and buy a bunch of individual solutions, you end up with a folder full of apps - one for the thermostat, one for the lights, another for each TV and video source. Plus, those apps don’t talk to one another, so you can’t, for instance, have your lights and music turn on when the garage door is opened. An all-in-one automation system is definitely the way to go!
Replace All Those Remotes With Just One
Many people we meet love watching TV, or seeing a new movie, or streaming a show on Netflix. They sit down after a long day and just want to relax, not fuss with a confusing set of remotes. Our universal remote solutions make any entertainment system easy for everyone to use. With a button press, you just select what you want to do, such as "Watch TV" or "Watch a Movie." The remote gets every device in sync, tuned to the right inputs, and ready to enjoy. It's amazingly simple.
Mount the TV for a Clean, Modern Look
Super-slim, thin-bezel TVs today are a work of art. But unlike art, they require stands, and wiring, and electricity. Add a few speakers and you’ve got the looks of a regular science experiment sitting in your living room. Ugh. Get rid of all that mess and clean up your living space with the clean look of a TV mounted on the wall - no wires, no plugs, just another piece of decor hanging there. Add a sound-bar floating just below it for the ultimate modern look with incredible sound for all your favorite shows and music.