Quick Tips for Automating Your Home This Holiday Season

The last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning for the holidays is “Is my furnace running too much?” Or “I hope my neighbor remembers to plug in my holiday lights for me.” You have enough on your mind with all of the shopping, wrapping and cooking that you have to do.

Take a few minutes and set up some automations to run your home while you’re traveling and busy around the holidays.

A few ideas to increase your comfort and peace of mind:

  • Lights – set up an automation to have your lights go on and off to make it seem like you are at home. You can also set up your holiday lights to automatically turn on and off at a certain time, instead of asking your neighbor to do it or turning them off completely.
  • Geofencing – Set up a radius around your house so that when you’re away, your thermostat will turn down the temperature to save energy. Then, when you’re on your way home, you thermostat can turn up the temperature to heat your home before you arrive.
  • Outdoor cameras – Nervous about the packages that were just delivered and are now sitting on your porch? Set up your system to send an alert and/or record video when there is motion on your outdoor camera.

There are lots of other ways that Nexia can help you save time and money this holiday season, as well as provide peace of mind. Learn more here.