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Be Amazed By the Power of Home Automation with Control4

Never before has living at home been more comfortable. Bob’s Smart Home has partnered with one of the highest regarded home automation companies, bringing seamless comfort, entertainment, ambiance and safety to one home at a time. Introducing……Control4.

Comfort Smart Solutions

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Energy-efficient and automatic management of your homes’ climate has never been made easier. With Control4’s hands-free climate control, you can take the guesswork out of the equation. Personalized settings allow for optimal comfort with the simplicity of one touch of a button. Seamlessly integrate all existing HVAC, radiant flooring, forced air, duel fuel and geothermal systems.  Not to mention, the comfort extends beyond the walls. Adjust your pool settings, automate sprinklers and tie in a video control intercom system.

Entertainment Smart Solutions

Entertainment Smart Solutions

Enhance your listening and viewing pleasure in the comfort of your own home through a single remote control. Fill one room or the entire house with Control 4’s robust power and performance enhancing Entertainment hub. Stream video, listen to music, play games and integrate with AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, or streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. One switch can lower the projector screen, fire up the DVD player, activate surround sound, and dim the lights. Impress your friends, consolidate your entertainment equipment and enjoy a sleek, synchronized entertainment system.

Lighting Smart Solutions

Lighting Smart Solutions

Let there be light! Lighting is one of those elements that is often forgotten about, yet it significantly contributes to the overall feel and mood of a space. With Bob’s Smart Home partnership with Control4, smart lighting just got better. Conveniently add ambiance, with energy–efficient packages that warm up the feel and look of every room. Endless color combinations, motion sensors, and styles allow you to customize your home to fulfill your unique needs. Start replacing unsightly light switches with a programmable control panel with Control4’s Lighting Smart Solution. Both exterior and interior options are available for control when you are either home or away.

Safety Smart Solutions

Safety Smart Solutions

Everyone wants to protect those that are most important to them. Thanks to Bob’s Smart Home, who has partnered with Control4, protecting your loved ones has never been easier or safer. Ever forget to turn on an alarm or close the garage door? Not to worry! With Control4’s safety smart solutions, the simple intuitive interface can arm and disarm your security system from anywhere at any time. Control4 makes it possible to remotely lock doors and supplies status reports throughout the day. Video monitoring and Control4’s Mockupancy™ allow you to safely monitor your home, inside and out while at home or away. Quit worrying and get the peace of mind you deserve with Bob’s home automation packages, today.

TRUST BOB’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.

Bob’s Smart Home installs simple and elegant home automation solutions for every budget and need. It has never been easier or more affordable to integrate your home with custom solutions that make your life easier, more enjoyable and more secure. With over 50 years of combined home technology experience, the experts at Bob’s Smart Home are ready and available to tailor your home to fit your lifestyle. Check out Control4 for the ultimate integrated experience.  Call us at (877) 285-8016 or contact us online to get started today.

Energy Saving Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

As the summer months approach us, temperatures start to rise and we turn to air conditioners and fans to cool down our homes. But keeping lower temperatures inside a home and staying cool throughout the summer can greatly affect our energy bills. Did you know that choosing the right paint colors and building materials for your home can actually keep your home from getting too hot and your energy bills from rising too high?

Read on to discover how these energy-saving tips work to keep you cool!

Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

The color of your house does more than just alter its appearance; it affects the temperature inside of your home. Most of the heat absorbed from the outside is due to exterior wall color, and about one-third of interior heat gain results from the roof.  According to Department of Energy, dull, dark-colored home exteriors absorb 70 to 90 percent of the radiant energy from the sun that strikes the home’s surfaces. In contrast, light colored houses will reflect away most of the heat, thus leaving very little heat to be absorbed into your home. This means that lighter paint colors will keep your home cooler and your energy bills lower.

Building Materials for Your Home

Aside from paint color, the building materials that your home is made out of affects inside temperatures as well. Brick or concrete walls tend to keep more heat out, therefore contributing to cooler temperatures inside your home. Heavier materials naturally soak up heat from the outside, which slows the interior warming process in the summer. When choosing wall materials for your home, it is recommended to stay away from lightweight materials and choose dense building materials which can keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

More Energy Saving Tips  

Choosing the right building materials and paint colors can have a great impact on the temperature of your home. There are also other natural ways to help keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. According to Department of Energy, installing shades, awnings and planting trees at the south end of your house will help keep temperatures low. Also, weather stripping, caulking windows or installing insulation in your walls will help keep heat out by preventing outside air from getting into your home.

TRUST BOB’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.

Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning installs furnaces, air conditioners, and other systems that provide comfort and increase indoor air quality in Western Washington homes. We offer air conditioning and gas furnace repair and maintenance by expert technicians dedicated to providing only the best service. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning proudly partners with organizations focused on sustainability and innovation, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Puget Sound Energy. Call us at (800)840-3346 or contact us online.