So I've decided to automate my house. Not in a creepy way like all those low-budget horror movies from the '80s. Just in a minor way.
We have a Roomba which goes about its business vacuuming our family room 3 times a week. It works pretty well except when someone leave wires on the floor from computers or earbuds or the like. Other than wires, or a dead battery in a lighthouse, nothing really seems to stop "Rosie" the Roomba.
Now I want to automate the heat. Actually I want to make the heat a little less automatic. Since I don't have a schedule that is set in stone, having the heat kick up or down at the same time everyday doesn't always work. So now we have a thermostat that I can control from my phone. When I leave the house I set the heat down. When I am almost home I kick the heat up. So far it is working really well.
Now I would really like to automate vacuuming the stairs.
1 day ago