Florida Smart Homes: From "Winter" to Spring

Being cold is a matter of perspective.

People who do not live in Florida say it doesn’t get cold there. Memes are passed around the internet of snowmen built out of the sand, and people sprawled on the warm sunny beaches drinking margaritas and rum runners with the headline “Winter is Coming.” But if you ask any Floridian just how cold it gets, they’ll tell you that their bones shiver and experience a chill that is unshakeable. 40 degrees Fahrenheit to a Floridian is like 0 degrees to someone from Colorado or Minnesota. During those cold days people light up their fireplaces and bundle up in five layers of warm fuzzy sweaters and socks that they’ve had packed in their attics all year.

Now don’t get me wrong, winter in Florida is truly beautiful.

But the problem is that there are always those days that come on so fast that you don’t have time to adjust to the cold, and by the time you adjust to it, it’s gone and the muggy humid heat takes over once again. Whether you live in an anti-winter area like Florida or in a diverse climate, this affects your home and how you use energy. It’s tough to tell when the perfect time to adjust your home environmental settings is during this seasonal transition. With smart home gadgets, you can automate this process through a number of functions. As smart home brands expand, you’ll find there’s a number of great options for a smart thermostat to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient.

The Nest Learning Thermostat
The Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat
Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Programmable Thermostat

Transitions.

Leaving winter and coming into spring means everything starts to bloom, the grass starts to grow, and lawn care becomes the homeowner’s primary weekend activity. You may have to mow your lawn twice a week through the spring and summer. Big planting seasons begin – crops planted earlier are now blooming, and strawberry festival season fast approaches. And of course…there’s an app for the outdoors too! Arm your greenery with Edyn and know exactly when it’s time to water or simply time to let the garden soak up some sun.

home automation garden sprinkler
Smart Home garden sprinkler

There’s a variety of products to make your seasonal transition as smooth and automated as possible. If you’re having trouble identifying the best gadget or comprehensive hoe system for you, talk to us! Our expert staff is happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Here at BBD Life Style we have taken additional steps to increase health awareness and sanitary measures throughout our organization for your safety.

In following CDC recommended guidelines we have instituted the    following measures to make sure everyone stays healthy:

  • Hand washing. Our team is aware that hand washing is the best defense against the spread of germs and viruses. Besides having our employees consistently washing their hands, we are providing hand sanitizers, wipes and face masks when appropriate.
  • Upon arrival to your residence or business you will not be greeted with a handshake but we guarantee that you will be greeted with a positive attitude and huge smile (under our masks)!
  • In addition to our standard clean-up practices, upon completion  of each job, our technicians and installers will sanitize the surfaces they and their tools were in contact with before leaving. Our   company vehicles will be sanitized each morning and in between each appointment.

The safety and well-being of our community is at the forefront of everything we do. We understand these are moments in which you might find yourself operating in unchartered territory among uncertainty and change. We get it. This is a new environment for everyone.

Here at BBD we are working to find ways that best  serve our community.

Please contact us prior to your installation appointment should you have any immediate questions or concerns. We will work with you to accommodate your  specific needs and ensure a successful and safe completion of your project.

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