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Calm, Cool, and Connected

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Posted by HouseWide Support on August 1, 2016

Ecovent utilizes HouseWide philosopy: Calm, Cool, Connected

Ecovent is a whole home, intelligent zoning system that delivers room-by-room temperature control. The system is made up of self configuring room sensors, vents and a Smart Hub. The sensors plug into a standard wall outlet, detect the climate of the room and send the information to the Smart Hub. The Smart Hub then opens and closes vents in your home and communicates with the Wi-Fi thermostat to achieve your temperature preferences. All you have to do is set the temperature you want in our mobile app, and Ecovent does the rest.

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In other systems, if too many vents are closed off in your home, pressure builds up in your ducts. This can have costly and potentially dangerous consequences. Ecovent doesn’t blindly close off vents. Ecovent system monitors the static pressure and airflow conditions at each vent and in each room. We optimize your comfort, but will never put your home in a position where your heating or cooling equipment will be damaged

In order for Ecovent to work effectively to solve the comfort and control issues so many homeowners face, it’s important to replace as close to 100% of the vents in your home as possible. This is because our system strategically closes vents across the home in order to achieve the desired temperature in each room. You can usually skip replacing vents in bathrooms and closets (because they tend to be smaller and have less airflow).

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Even if you have a multi-zone home, Ecovent can still help. Chances are, you have rooms that are hotter or colder than you’d like them to be. The Ecovent system enables you to break your pre-existing zones down further, and set your temperature preferences on a room-by-room basis.

They use sensors that read temperature, humidity, pressure and Bluetooth low energy (BTLE), which offers iBeacon compatibility. Each sensor helps us tailor the temperature of each room to your preferences.

The opening and closing of vents is completely inaudible from about 5 feet away. Our vents are designed for optimal airflow, which means they usually make significantly less noise than a standard vent.

Connected

Ecovent is controlled from your smartphone or tablet. We currently have iOS and Android apps. The mobile app allows you to control the temperature in every room, turn your thermostat on and off, and see the status of every room in your home – whether you’re on the couch or away from the house.

It’s important that Ecovent works with or without internet – it’s why it is designed to communicate using a custom, low-powered radio frequency. Very shortly after setup – where you do need a wired ethernet connection – you won’t need to worry. And even if your internet signal drops out, you can still control your HVAC system directly from your thermostat. Firmware is updated remotely, so you are connected to up to date upgrades.

HouseWide Design Systems can help with your Heat/Cooling monitoring needs, to keep you calm, cool, and connected.

Posted by HouseWide Support on July 29, 2016

Stay Connected

 

A lot of people assume you buy a router and you have it for life. In reality consumer grade routers either succumb to heat related failure or are swapped for better technology. If you want the best WiFi coverage, you may need to upgrade some of your networking equipment.

It is tough to tackle those WiFi dead spots, but attaining the best WiFi connection in an extra large home can allude even the most tech savvy homeowners.WiFi fail two walls

What is a homeowner to do? Search reviews on Amazon, shop the isles of Best Buy, or just call your 26 year old nephew? Save time & money by calling HouseWide System Design for conclusive answers to your router, WiFi and large home coverage needs.

“Everyone knows the pain of slow network speeds, limited range, and lack of help when we need it most, yet we tend to ignore the care and feeding of our home networks. By combining Wireless-AC, a managed WiFi controller, technology with easily accessible support, we are looking to provide customers with the best whole-home networking available.”

Posted by HouseWide Support on July 23, 2016

TV Choice Intimidation!

So… you are ready to buy “A NEW TV” !

Uhhh…. okay, which one?


HouseWide System13775459_299494650441162_7499917034700405623_n Design assists you, the confident and proud “Man of the House”, to make an informed television purchase.

 

Walking through Sam’s Club television row is fun…. until you come face to face with a decision, “Which TV do I buy?”   Every “Man of the House” takes pride in his television choice & purchase. But, in today’s TV market, pride is often preceded with bewilderment in the selection process.

 

Choices of new brands, new features, new sizes and new low prices spawn more questions than answers. Yes, facing a decision with inadequate information is a hollow feeling (no man likes to feel inadequate).   On-line research or reading Amazon reviews can be inconclusive and waste valuable leisure time.   In the end, “TV choice intimidation” results in putting off a decision, or worse, making the regrettable impulse purchase.

 

“TV choice intimidation” is real. Why? Because, TV’s today are not the same as 5 or 10 years ago. For example, a Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic or a Sharp TV are actually NOT made by those companies any more.   Since 2012, the three major brands (LG, Sony, Samsung) pushed many major brands out of the market.

 

Yes, TVs still tune to channel 3 or 2333, but also have a computer built-in with sophisticated menus and apps. Now TVs “stream” programs across your WiFi network and you are expected to be the WiFi router guru.  Plus, Internet connected TVs require frequent “firmware updates” with pop-up windows “warning” to download the latest version… “allow 20 minutes for download”.

 

Avoid “TV choice intimidation”! Call HouseWide System Design (940-228-4590) for assistance with your television shopping experience.   HouseWide offers answers, not intimidation, and guarantees less technical complication once your TV is in your home.

 

The “Man of the House” with HouseWide System Design makes a proud and confident television purchase and brings home his intended Calm, Cool, and Connected family entertainment.

 

Posted by HouseWide Support on July 20, 2016

Please, Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late !

A grand old house built in the 1920s caught fire one night, forcing the occupants (pets, too) to make a night time escape. The fire department responded quickly to save the house structure, yet the fire had already caused substantial interior damage, loss of antique furniture and collectibles.
The grand old house fire exemplifies how minutes are counted in loss of property and potentially lives. It is a testament to our motto: “Don’t wait till it’s too late” to get your home equipped with a HouseWide fire alarm system.
Contact (call/text/email) HouseWide System Design and receive a ready response to your security/fire concerns. Contact HouseWide System Design at 940-228-4590 to discuss the design of your home system.

A Grand Old House

Don’t wait till it’s too late!