The goal of a tech tune-up is to ensure that all of your technology needs are met when it comes to work, pleasure, and entertainment. From checking your WiFi connection to adding features like remote-controlled lights, here are some examples of topics you can discuss with your technician during a tune-up:
Upgrading Your WiFi
One thing our technicians can do during our visit is to check your WiFi connection, including your internet speed and the coverage of your WiFi throughout the home. You probably know if your internet isn’t cutting it, and the speed and coverage you need will depend primarily on what you need it for. After all, it depends on the number of users and what they are using the WiFi for.
For example, if you run a business or telecommute from home, you will need a speed tier of 25 Mbps or higher, as it will allow you to browse the web and work on cloud-based applications. This speed is also typically sufficient for downloading music, HD streaming, and online gaming. You will likely want to place a router or extender in your home office, and if you work with large file transfers, a speed tier of 40+ Mbps is recommended. If you are unsure what your WiFi speed is, download the app, Ookla, to check!
Hanging a Flatscreen Over the Fireplace
Another thing we can do is to look at your fireplace and determine whether it’s a good spot for your flatscreen. There are pros and cons of hanging a TV above a fireplace, and whether you should do it really depends on your space and preferences.
For example, it can save space, create a focal point for the room, and give you somewhere to hide cables and wires. On the other hand, hanging a TV above a fireplace can lead to an uncomfortable viewing experience if it’s too high, and the heat from the fireplace can cause problems with the TV if the two are too close together. Our technicians will be able to assess your space and determine the best approach.
Turning ANY Room into a Theater
Do you have a room that you’re not really using? Instead of keeping it closed off or using it to store seasonal clothes, why not convert it into a home theater? You could make it as elaborate as including an 82” flatscreen, premium surround-sound, and theater-style seating. Or you could go simple, such as putting in an inexpensive projector screen and a few beanbag chairs. We’ll be able to talk it over with you and come up with great ideas!
Installing More Home Security
During your tech tune-up, we could even evaluate your home security and discuss any upgrades that could provide you with more peace of mind. For example, if you want to see that your children get home from school safely each day, adding a ring doorbell camera is worth considering. Or if you want to keep an eye on that original late 50s model Corvette Stingray that you’ve worked so hard on, installing a wireless camera around the garage can do the trick. These days, there are more simple, affordable home security solutions than ever before.
Putting in Remote-Controlled Lights
Another way to make your home safer and more convenient is to add remote-controlled lights. This would allow family members who are visiting or getting home later to turn on the outside lights or any other lights of your choosing throughout the home. That way, they don’t have to try and navigate a dark house. And at $99, it’s a cost-effective solution.
Having our experts come out to your house for a tech tune-up is a great way to make sure all your bases are covered when it comes to your technology needs. We would love to discuss the upgrades and modifications listed here as well as many others that could enhance your space and everyday life. Just give us a call, and we’ll set up an appointment to make it happen!