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Ask the Experts: Universal Remotes Edition

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Universal remotes can empower you to be the master of your entertainment universe by consolidating all your device remotes into one and placing ultimate control in the palm of your hand. So, whether you have a simple setup that includes a TV and one or two other devices, or a dedicated home theater room decked out with the latest audio/video equipment, our team of experts here at Jasco will address some of the top questions you may have about programming and troubleshooting universal remotes.

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Topics: Q&A

Ask the Experts: Antennas

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Did you know antennas have a higher visual and audio quality than cable or satellite? After you choose to cut the cord, the next thing to determine is how to set up your HD antenna to receive the best signal for the best picture possible. Without a cable service representative coming to the house to set up your home entertainment for you, questions can quickly arise in a DIY setting. We talked with our antenna experts here at Jasco and asked them all the questions you will need to know in "Ask the Experts — Antennas edition.”

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Topics: Q&A, Cutting the Cord

Our Top How-To Videos on YouTube: Digital Timers Edition

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In a world with 7 billion videos between YouTube and Facebook alone, consumers are now finding information in ways other than black and white text. Not only do to we turn to online videos to be entertained and inspired, but also to learn something new or learn how to do things–like programming a timer!

With how-to videos growing in search volume by 70% every year, it is no surprise that 86% of viewers say they regularly turn to YouTube to learn something new. Consumers are also four times as likely to want to watch a product video than read about a product. Combining multi-sensory learning with visuals, audio and text, videos are the perfect way to jump right in and become an expert in minutes.

This roundup include some of our most popular how-to videos on timers and will help answer your questions and guide you through setting up your timer, programming custom scenes, controlling outdoor lights, and installing in-wall timers. So you can spend less time reading manuals and more time enjoying the benefits of simplified lighting control with your new timer.

Here are a few of our popular how-to videos on YouTube to assist you in your timer setup.

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Topics: Smart Home, How To, Around the Home, Q&A

Ask the Experts: Phone Charging

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Charging your phone is something we do every single day, sometimes several times a day, but how much do we really know about it? What all goes into phone charging? How do I know what charging cable is right for me? What makes a cable durable, where can I find one that won’t easily break?? 

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Topics: How To, Mobility, Q&A

Q&A: Z-Wave Home Automation

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Living in a smart home is no longer something reserved for sci-fi movies or TV. Home automation is now as attainable as ever, however, it can be intimidating when first getting started. What products do I need? How does a smart home actually work? What can I control? We’re going to answer some basic and common Z-Wave home automation questions in order to make sure you don’t out smart yourself when smartening up your home.

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Topics: Smart Home, Q&A

Q&A: Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting

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If you’ve been binge-watching home renovation shows and are itching to make some changes around the house, you likely have kitchen upgrades at the top of the list. Adding under cabinet kitchen lighting can make a major impact in your space. Under cabinet lights are also one of the more affordable ways to upgrade your home. But how do you get started?

Wandering the aisles of your nearest home improvement store and trying to compare the different types of light fixtures could result in confusion. What do these numbers mean? What type of light is best? We’re going to help you navigate all the ins and outs of choosing the best under cabinet lighting for you and your space in this Under Cabinet Fixtures edition of our Q&A Series.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Q&A

Q&A: Timers

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Timers are one of those nifty products that you almost never think about, but can save you time and money! Have you ever thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if this appliance automatically turned on/off at X time?” Or, “I wish I could come home to my lights already on, but I don’t want to waste electricity by leaving them on all day!” In the timer edition of our Q&A series, we’re going to answer all your timer-related questions so you can confidently choose the right timer to make your life easier.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Q&A

Q&A: Cafe String Lights

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Whether you call them outdoor string lights, party lights, bistro lights, globe lights, or specifically Enbrighten Cafe Lights (our personal favorite), it’s clear that cafe string lights are very trendy right now. They add a touch of magic to any space and you’d be hard pressed to find a patio (or reading nook, home theater, or garden) that couldn’t be improved by the glow of beautiful cafe string lights.

If you’ve been considering adding cafe lights to your space but still have questions, we have all the answers to your questions in this cafe lights Q&A session!

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Q&A

Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Z-Wave Plus

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Z-Wave is a leading smart home technology found in millions of products around the world. It allows all of Jasco's Z-Wave devices to securely "talk" to one another, and talk to other certified Z-Wave products. As with any technology, home automation is constantly evolving. Z-Wave Plus represents one of the latest advancements in smart home tech. You can learn more about the latest Z-Wave technology and find answers to the top 5 questions about Z-Wave Plus below.

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Topics: Smart Home, Q&A

Top Five Blog Posts From Last Year

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Jasco had a busy and exciting 2016. We launched new products, innovated existing products, and everything in between. Our blog followers have allowed us to share our journey, thoughts, and ideas along the way. Your favorite blog posts from 2016 ranged from DIY smart lamps to everything about surge protectors, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you. See below for your favorite top five blog posts from 2016!

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Topics: Smart Home, LED Lighting, Around the Home, Q&A