[:en]Did you know that Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in all of Canada? Our mild summers mean there’s plenty of wonderful sunshine and relatively little unbearable humidity. Concerts, festivals, beautiful outdoor activities, and long summer days make this city the place to be.

There are a few challenges to this wonderful time, though. Energy bills increase with heat, water usage goes through the roof when more people are in the home, and long vacations or children home from school create stress about safety. Don’t worry, that can all be fixed by upgrading and putting your home at your fingertips!

Smart Energy Controls

Just because it doesn’t get scorching hot here in July and August doesn’t mean energy controls aren’t worth it. Smart home technology goes well beyond your HVAC system, anyway. If you upgrade your energy controls and connect them to the Internet of Things (IoT), then you’ll have full control over your:

– Thermostat
– Lights
– Appliances
– Security System

And more. You’ll be able to control the use of the air conditioner at home while you’re away, prepare the house for your arrival after work, and ensure that your kids are taking advantage of Edmonton’s long summer days and not keeping the lights on when they aren’t needed.

Smart Garage Controls

You know that warm feeling you get when you are greeted by your pets as soon as you walk in the door? Why not get that same feeling when your garage happily opens up to greet you as you pull up?

With smart garage controls you can control the opening and closing, control the locks, and make it a lot easier to have a great summer block party.

Smart Security Controls

Nobody wants to be stuck inside when the weather is beautiful. Summer is the time for outdoor festivals, long vacations, and days spent at one of our beautiful national parks. It’s natural to worry about the safety of your home, especially if you have children on summer vacation from school. With smart home security, you have remote video access to your home at all times and 24/7 monitoring that doesn’t take a day off. Instant alarms will trigger from unauthorized access, and emergency response will be waiting on standby should they be needed. You can even control the locks on your doors if you’re worried that you forgot to close up before you left!

You’ll never have to worry about leaving your home again.

These three great summer smart home upgrades will help save you money, make life easier, and give you security and peace of mind. At Fluent Home Edmonton, we put your home at your fingertips.[:]