Winter is coming – and it’s time to prepare your home. Fortunately for you, smart home automation can help you keep the holidays merry and bright. Total Home Technologies has helped Austin homeowners automate their homes for the holidays, and we can help you too. We have compiled a list of different ways we have helped our client’s with their automation needs and how to utilize smart home automation during the winter months. Give us a call to learn more about our services. 

1. Set Your Holiday Lights on a Schedule

If you’re a big fan of holiday decorations, you know it can be a hassle to turn the lights on when it starts to get dark and turn them off before bed. However, with smart home automation, you can connect the lights to a set schedule, so you never have to worry about keeping the neighbors up with your beautiful decor. You will also be able to turn the lights on and off by using your voice! Go crazy with the decorations this year – we’ve got your back! 

2. Manage Energy Bills with Automated Heating

Winter in Texas means vast and random temperature changes outside. Varying weather can make managing your home’s temperature difficult and can cause your electricity bills to skyrocket. However, with smart heating and A/C, you can change your thermostat from anywhere with the touch of a button. You will also be able to schedule your thermostat to change during the day to conserve energy when no one is home. 

3. Pump Holiday Music All Through the House 

Nothing gets the season going like holiday music. With whole home audio, you can pump your favorite festive tunes through every room. Whether you’re cooking a turkey in the kitchen or wrapping presents in the bedroom, you can enjoy some cheery music in the whole house. 

4. See Who Is At The Door

With everyone coming and going during the holidays, it is helpful to know who is at your door. With home automation, not only can you see who is knocking, but you can also grant temporary access with unique door codes. These are perfect for all your holiday deliveries. 

5. Enjoy the Outdoors a Little Bit Later

After daylight savings ends, it seems like the sun sets around 4:00 pm every day. However, if you want to enjoy your yard, grill dinner, or gather around a nice fire, you’re going to need some better lighting. Smart lighting for your backyard allows you to make the most of your outdoor spaces, even during the off-season. 

Want to learn more about smart home automation in the winter? Trust Total Home Technologies to bring you the best smart home automation has to offer this year. Contact us today to learn more.