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How To Turn Your Hercules Home Into a Smart Home

April 5th, 2021

Smart devices make life easier and more efficient. They help save energy and also save effort. With a smart device, you can turn off lights in your home without getting up from your chair, or you can ensure that your plants get watered – even while you’re away visiting relatives. Many smart devices are easy to install and can be controlled from your mobile device. Not sure which devices are best for your Hercules home? Here’s what we suggest. 

Smart Outlets

Smart outlets allow you to turn nearly any device that’s plugged into the outlet into a “smart” device, because the outlet controls whether the device is turned on or off. Best of all, smart outlets don’t have to be installed by an electrician – they just need to be plugged in. 

Smart Bulbs

Smart light bulbs can be controlled entirely by your smartphone. With your mobile device, you can turn the bulb on or off, and control the hue and brightness.

Digital Photo Frames

Smart digital photo frames are controlled by your mobile device. You can change the image in the frame any time you want, or even send the image from your phone to the frame. Update your frame with the newest pictures you’ve taken, even if that picture was just taken moments ago! Digital photo frames are an excellent way to decorate your living room, bedroom, personal space or home office. 

Auto Plant Watering Devices

Are you leaving home for a while? Smart plant watering devices have an auto-drip system and holding tank. Simply gather your plants around the auto plant watering device, then install the drip irrigation tubes that deliver water to the soil. You get to pick when the watering occurs and how much water is dispersed to each pot. 

Smart Blinds

Smart blinds can be raised and lowered according to the sun, temperature outside, the temperature in the house or your schedule. Maybe you want your blinds to let in the sunlight when it’s time to wake up in the morning, or perhaps you want to close the blinds in your house when the sun gets intense around mid-day.

Whatever your preferences, your smart blinds can control the amount of sunlight entering your home, which can help control the indoor temperature. Using smart blinds can also help save money on your utility bills, by reducing the burden on your HVAC system.

Come Join Our Hercules Apartments Community Near Richmond

Live your life the smart way. Come join our community at Hercules Apartments near Richmond. To find out more about life in our new waterfront apartments, make an appointment to see an available unit. 


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