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It’s cold in Minnesota right now; there’s no doubt about that. And it's only going to get colder. Below is a video highlighting some of the best ways you can use winter tech features to fight back against the deep freeze.


Make Your Thermostat do the Work

WinterDo you ever tire of coming home from a long day of work only to realize that you’re feet are still cold and the thermostat is only a few degrees warmer than outside. What’s more, you realize it’s hotter in the next room over. We’ve all been there. And there’s nothing more annoying than having to constantly monitor and maintain equilibrium for your household climate. That’s where automation comes into play.

Automation for thermostats? Yes, it’s a thing; wireless automated thermostats are part of an efficient and convenient smart home climate control system — one that provides even temps. and humidity control throughout your home.

A home climate control automation system can also include comforting features like radiant flooring, forced air, dual fuel, and geothermal systems. And if that doesn’t catch your eye, how about a fireplace sensor controllable by any device? All you have to do is push the “Relax” button, and boom you’re enjoying one of the many life pleasures — comfortability in your home.

If you haven’t already implemented an automation system into your home, especially with the sub-zero temperatures hitting us hard these past couple weeks, perhaps it’s time to; they do more than just provide comfort. These systems can also monitor your home while you’re away.

Use Freeze Detection Systems

Freeze detectors are your best friend when it comes to being away from your house. These detection systems allow our team at AVX to monitor your home and protect it against the brutally cold weather; you never know what will happen when you’re gone. And hopefully, you’ve decided to spend a few days or weeks in a warmer climate. I’d say a lot of us are wishing for that right now. The last thing you want to worry about while you’re on vacation is how your home is holding up back in good ole’ Minnesota.

Water Shutoff Valves Have Your Back

We’ve had a client leave for a well-deserved vacation before, only to find out later that a hot water heater let loose in their home. It was on the upper floor of the house, and it flowed all the way down to the basement. Meaning, the upstairs was insanely hot while the basement was beyond freezing. On top of not being comfortable when you return, these dramatic climate changes can have a negative on wood surfaces and other valuable items in your household.

When AVX came in for the rescue, we put in a water shutoff valve. In the event that water free-flows like it had in the example above, the valve will shut off the water in the house.

Have a House that Notifies You to Check-In

Are you looking for peace of mind? Honestly, we all are. Who doesn’t want to safe and secure? And it’s no different than with our homes. We want to know things are the way they should be when we’re not around. With a tech feature that sets alerts, you can be aware of what’s going on while you’re away on a tropical island — and you can smile on the sunny beach knowing your home investment is always covered.

Mockupancy Keeps the Burglars at Bay

Imagine you’re home but you’re not actually home. What do I mean by this? Mockupancy. Mockupancy is a type of “occupancy simulation.” AVX uses Control4 technology to create this mock setup. Control4 will replay behaviors associated with your daily routine during “Away” mode to make it seem like you’re still home; an outsider won’t be able to tell the difference. Now that’s what I call a stellar security measure.

Motorized or Automating Shading Systems

Surprisingly, we’ve had a few sunny days these last few weeks. Now, that seems ideal as we’re all craving warmer weather this time of year. However, there is such a thing as too much sun. And it can affect the interior of your home — like discolor your carpeting or furniture from harmful radiation. Protect your belongings with motorized or automated shading systems that’ll drop down when the sun hits its peak performance of the day.

Why You Should Make Your Home Smart

AVX sets up your smart home to provide you with comfortability, security, and efficiency. Adjust the temperature of each room. Automate the timing of your lights. You name it; these winter gadgets do it all.

For us, it’s about providing you with everything you need for your home so you may focus on the good stuff — like your family and experiences during these colder months. And as you continue to battle the winter tundra, our team at AVX hopes you keep your home and family safe, all while being comfortable.

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Published on Nov 13, 2019 12:52:00 PM

Topics: Technology, Safety
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