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How a Whole House Vacuum Can Improve Your Health

If the convenience of a central vacuum is not enough to convince you to have one installed, perhaps you also need to consider the health benefits. In addition to making cleaning easier in general, whole house vacuums also go a long way in improving your and your family's health. Because they simplify the cleaning process, they do a much better job of keeping the air clean, removing all dander and pollens, killing bacteria, and helping you stay stress free.

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Your Viewing Experience on a Large Screen

So you have an amazing home theater receiver, sources and speaker system – is there anything else left to set up? The screen on which all of the awesomeness you watch will be displayed, of course!

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Why you need a Home Theater instead of a Boom Box!

It might seem like somewhat of a stretch to compare any home theater to a boom box, but we are basically looking to point out why a proper home theater is so much more desirable than any other type of stereo equipment (with a bit of humor wired into the equation…).

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The Benefits of Video Distribution

Video distribution allows a source, such as a cable box, satellite receiver or DVD player to be shared between several displays, and also typically allows for selection of specific sources on specific televisions. Among the most notable benefits of such a configuration is minimizing the quantity of source components. Let’s say you have four TVs in your home, and want to be able to watch Blu-ray movies on all of them – you would need four Blu-ray players. And if you happened to want to watch the same movie in several locations at the same time – well; now you need multiple copies of the movie. Not a very efficient setup...

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Wired vs. Wireless Home Security Systems

If you have decided to invest in a home security system, it is probably the one investment that has the biggest impact on your family’s safety as well as the safety of your property and belongings. There are many systems on the market, but the first determination has to be whether the system will be wired or wireless. Understanding the benefits of each is critical in making the right choice for your needs.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Conference Room Technology

Modern conference rooms are much more than a room with tables and chairs these days. Companies are digitally connected with their employees, who are subsequently connected to the world at large. The exchange of information is crucial to much of what we do today, and there is no better place to set that precedent than at the corporate functions that educate and acclimate people to these technologies.

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Outdoor Audio Made Simple

It is finally starting to get a bit nicer outside, despite the fact that it seems to be taking longer than most would like, so many people are itching to shed the winter blues and start enjoying spring weather. Outdoor activities such as backyard barbeques, picnics with the kids, friends and family hanging out on your deck – all of these become possible once winter is truly gone.

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The Advantages of Lighting Control

Most home automation systems provide the option for enabling or adding lighting control, which happens to be among the most popular features of such systems. Automating your lighting brings many benefits to your home and your lifestyle, enhancing convenience, adding comfort and reducing your energy expenses.  

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What’s the Best Location for my Subwoofer?

Optimal subwoofer placement is often driven by competing variables including décor, aesthetic considerations, available floor space, and sound quality. Depending on the layout and contents of a room, there may only be one spot available to place a subwoofer, or there may be a number of potential locations. Subwoofers generate complex patterns of direct and reflecting sound waves, so the bass response will vary around the listening area relative to the subwoofer’s orientation. Unlike dedicated listening rooms and home theaters, your flexibility may be restricted in the average family room filled with furniture.

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How Extensive should my Home Network be?

Home Networking refers to the wired, wireless or combined infrastructure that provides Internet connectivity throughout the home and supports other systems which rely on being able to share data, command and control – namely home automation. The most basic of these is typically a wired/wireless router. A modem connects your Internet service provider to this router, which in turn connects to one or more computers in the home – some via wired Ethernet cable and others using Wi-Fi. Smartphones, laptops and tablets often rely on a stable wireless connection, allowing the user to stay connected anywhere in the home. Local machines or those that can connect to the router by cable are also “on the network” and can share information with other machines on the network.

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