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  • Make Your Home Smarter

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    These days, we still use The Jetsons as an example for what the world will be like in the future. But the truth is, the future is already here. Technology is improving at a rapid rate and will continue to do so. The question is, do you want to keep up with it, or get left behind?

    Home automation is quickly gaining popularity, and for good reason. A lot of gadgets, like thermostats, security devices, and even appliances can be controlled on your smart phone. In other words, you can turn the A/C on when you're driving home from work, or run the dishwasher while you're at the grocery store. Some people might think it's overkill. But you can't deny that our lives are getting busier and busier; we need the extra help. Not to mention, home automation isn't disappearing any time soon, so you might as well get used to it.

    The Nest thermostat is a great device to start with if you're just getting into the automation trend. This thermostat actually learns your heating and cooling habits and will program a schedule. According to Nest, "an unprogrammed thermostat can waste 20% of your heating and cooling bill." A leaf icon will even appear on the screen when you're saving energy.

    Samsung even has Smart Appliances now. If you're like me, always forgetting you have a load of laundry in the washing machine, these washers and dryers might actually save you money. When I forget the clothes in the washer, I have to run the clothes through another cycle, wasting water. From your smart phone, you can control the appliances, and even check in on the cycle.

    For a little bit more of a comprehensive home automation list, read more at Verizon Wireless. And remember, Your Home Mechanics are always here to help you set up your 21st Century Home.

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