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Remember years ago when dads were thrilled to have a TV with a remote control? You know, back when cars cost $4,000 or $5,000 and you could buy a house for $60,000.
Well, the world has changed and high tech is hotter than the weather in Alabama. And we’re talking about much more than just the latest mobile device and new smart TV’s.
June means Father’s Day, and it’s a great time to talk with Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air in Montgomery, AL and Auburn, AL about how to make dad happy with some new high-tech toys.
For one thing, we bet he (and the entire family) is tired of that tangle of plug-in chargers for the smartphones and tablets in the house. Why not have a Dixie electrician come to your home in Montgomery and replace your old fashioned electrical only outlets with new outlets including USB charging ports?
It’s an easy and economical way to increase the number of charging stations for all of those mobile devices. No more having to worry about moving individual chargers from one room to another. No having to unplug the lamp to make room to plug in your charger. Simply plug into the USB port and connect the cable to your phone or tablet computer.
Another way to put a smile on Dad’s face is to make your house talk, as in talk to the Internet. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, do some research on the Internet of things or IoT. Put simply, it’s technology allowing virtually any item in your home to be connected to the Internet
The technology is going to become a larger and larger part of the HVAC systems installed in Prattville and all of central Alabama. The first baby step was the programmable and WiFi enabled thermostat. Now you are seeing sensors attached to the mechanical systems. It allows 24-hour monitoring of operating conditions.
The nonstop stream of data means potential problems can be identified before it affects system performance. The analysis is done in real time and an alert can be sent to your smartphone within seconds.
A smart home certainly doesn’t stop with the heating and cooling systems. Talk with Dixie about other ways to give dad some new toys. How about adding remote control lighting systems? You can dim the lights, or have them turn on and off at various times during the day.
Dads also love the idea of making the home more secure and his family safer. A great way to do that is with a “smart” doorbell. It has a video camera and is connected to your WiFi network. You can see who’s at the door without opening it. You can even know who’s on the front porch when you’re not home.
Make Dad a happy camper this summer. Call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, and talk with us about how to satisfy his craving for the latest in tech toys to make your home safer and more comfortable.