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Technology Solutions to Improve Your Iowa Home

At A Tech, our goal is simple: to make your life easier and more secure. Today’s homes can be equipped with amazing features to improve your day to day life. Whether you are looking for a security system, home theater, central vacuum system, or more, we offer a wide range of services to meet your needs. Get in touch with us today and transform your home into a place of comfort and security with A Tech.

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Install a Custom Home Security System

Install a Custom Home Security System

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Today’s technology advances allow people to easily view and control many aspects of their world. This is especially true with home security systems.

If you are a homeowner, you can monitor and protect your home with security cameras, sensors, and access control devices. To connect and control these devices, you can use an application on your smartphone, laptop, or another wireless device.

Security devices that you install on your property are weatherproof and use radio waves inherent in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets, and infrared technology for power.

Central Vacuum System

New Construction? Why You Should Include a Central Vacuum System

    If you are thinking about building a new home, you have a lot to consider in the planning stages. One feature to think about adding is a central vacuum system. Take a look at these compelling reasons to add this unique system to your new home.

Easy to Install

The progressive nature of new construction allows you to add special features throughout the natural course of building. Contractors will place home components like plumbing and electrical wiring within the framed walls of the home, and a central vacuum system is no different. Planning now for a central vacuum system not only makes installation easier but allows you more freedom of choice for outlet placement. Installing a central vacuum system in an existing home can be tricky, with barriers like existing ductwork or load-bearing walls preventing you from placing your room outlets anywhere.

Simple to Finance

The price for adding a central vacuum system involves an investment of around $1000. That cost can increase if you need to make repairs or alterations to drywall, plumbing, and electrical systems. Fortunately, adding a central vacuum system during the construction of your new home is easier than you think. Simply include the cost of a central vacuum system in the construction loan of the home. As the lender disburses payments to the builder, the builder will include the cost of the vacuum system in their plans during the course of construction, usually between framing and finishing. This way, the system is paid for before you even close on the new home.

Create an Allergy-Free Environment

If you or a family member suffers from allergies, you want your new home to be as free from allergies as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by implementing features that help create an allergy-free environment. A central vacuum system accomplishes this in a couple ways:
  • Central vacuuming’s stronger suction power reaches to deeper carpet depths than a portable vacuum, clearing away more dust mites and other common allergens.
  • Unlike a portable cleaner, central vacuum contents can be deposited outside of the home entirely, lessening the chance for allergens to recirculate back into a room.
In addition to installing a central vacuum system to help allergy sufferers, consider other home features during construction designed to help combat allergies:
  • A home dehumidifier lowers the overall humidity level in a home, which hinders the growth of common allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites.
  • Exhaust fans direct air away from the kitchen and bathrooms and out of the house rather than simply recirculate indoor allergens or vent it into a damp attic.
It makes more sense to include these upgrades during the construction phase in order to create an environment nearly free of allergens.

Add Value to Your Home

The last thing on your mind as you build your new home is the thought of selling it. If you do sell your home in the future, keep in mind that how you design your home now can either attract or dissuade buyers later. Trendy features like white kitchen cabinets or gray wall paint can change over time and must be updated. Instead, find ways to make your home appealing not only right now, but years later as well. Home features like a central vacuum system are timeless and necessary for all buyer types because everyone wants an efficient way to clean their home. The time you spend planning your new home construction now will ultimately benefit you and your family at the completion of the build. Take some time to discuss how a central vacuum system needs to be a part of your final project. Talk to the installation experts at A Tech.

Benefits of Multi-Room Stereos for Daily Home Routines

Home sound systems provide ideal ways to listen to music, podcasts, news, and other types of audio content. One of the main issues with a stand-alone system is losing the audio when going from one room to another. Adding a multi-room stereo gives you the option of extending the audio to any room within the home.

You can add the speakers to your living room, bedroom, and even the bathroom as needed. While the whole-home audio is great for entertaining guests and family, you’ll get many uses from the audio when using the speakers on a daily basis.

Learn how multi-room stereos may be used for everyday routines and the benefits you get from using them.

4 Home Theater Options for Small Rooms

Elegant living room with home theatre system - renderingDepending on the layout of your home, you may not have a lot of options when you decide to install a home theater. Luckily, modern technology and smart workers manage to find ways to work around these issues and create a comfortable home theater space no matter what size space is available. Learn the various ways home theaters get custom fit to these rooms, and see how large your home theater will feel inside of the small space. When professionals complete the job, you do not need to worry about little problems and can ensure every square foot of space is properly used for the setup.

Do You Know Where to Install Your Home Security Cameras?

A home burglary is an event typically thought to take place when everyone is away and the house is empty. The reality is that three out of every ten break-ins occur when someone is in the home. Surveillance systems are useful tools for thwarting a robbery while you’re home, as they provide viewable coverage of the area around your house and give you the opportunity to react. However, these systems are not rated equally. Where the surveillance cameras are installed has a real impact on the overall level of security a system delivers. Learn where to position your security cameras to keep your home more secure and most importantly, give yourself greater peace of mind that your family is safe.

5 Smart Walk-In Closet Ideas

Often a fixture of modern master bedrooms, walk-in closets add an element of sophistication to your bedroom while providing much-needed storage and organization. Some walk-in closets take up an entire room while others are a few square feet.

Regardless of the available space, with a little creativity and an innovative organization system, you can have the walk-in closet you have always dreamed of. Below are some ideas to help you create a closet that you can be proud of.

  1. Shape

Select a suitable shape for your closet. Generally, walk-in closets come as straight, L-shaped, or U-shaped. To maximize storage, go for the U-shaped closet. Alternatively, choose the L-shaped closet if you want enough space for dressing and walking around. Opt for a straight walk-in closet design if you have a smaller space and you and your partner need separate storage sections.

When choosing a closet shape, consider factors such as the available space and whether you would need to tear down walls to install a closet system of your desired shape.

What Our Clients Are Saying

What Our Clients Say

  • What Our Clients Say

    Todd at A Tech did an awesome job setting up all the electronics in our basement. We have surround sound and all of the electronics are hidden in a closet with only 1 remote. My husband is techy so he worked with A Tech more than I did but my only request to Todd was that I needed to be able to watch tv and play a dvd without asking for help (I am not techy!) One fabulous remote runs everything and has pictures and an easy menu! They also fixed the internet issue in our house! Very Happy Customers!

    -Maureen Mitchell

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    Todd designed a whole house audio system with separate controls for every room with one receiver. He was extremely knowledgeable about speaker placement, size and quality. The end product is amazing. He also recommended a remote that controls everything. This is one of my favorite features. I have also purchased several items for my garage organization that I love. They have everything from home audio, garage organization to kitchen items in the store. Will continue to do business with them as I still need closet organization.

    -Gabe Bosma

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    This is the perfect place to go when you have no idea what to get your relatives for Christmas/birthdays. They have fun gadgets all the way up to amazing electronics. Their customized closets are also something just about anyone can use. Who doesn't want to save some space in their home? Stop by and check it out sometime.

    -Chandler Faldet

  • What Our Clients Say

    We have had our Beam Central Vac for over 15 years and absolutely love it! It is convenient, easy to use and best of all - keeps the 'dust' out of the home!. We have had very good service when we needed it, we replaced the motor in the unit once (very reasonable) and had replaced the power brush handle once. Pretty good for a unit that is over 15 years old! The folks at A Tech Easy Living Store are knowledgeable and very willing to assist in any way they can. Highly recommend visiting the store! They have LOTS of items that can make your life easier in your home!

    -John Mauch

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    Great products! Exceptional Service! I was out of idea for what to buy my wife. I stopped at The Easy Living Store and they had all I needed to make her happy. I would have never thought of a self opening garbage can as a great gift idea, but they said she would love it and she did! I was amazed at everything the store had to offer and how helpful the staff was there. I will go back.

    -H.A. Gross

  • What Our Clients Say

    ATech is a great company to work with. Todd T. works hard to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget. He has great attention to detail and has many solutions for many different areas of your home. The Company has been around for a long time and has a great reputation in our community. Thanks!

    -Jacob Burkhart

  • What Our Clients Say

    Todd did an awesome job getting all the components into our basement home theater system that my techy husband wanted plus making it easy for me to run with only one remote. We are very happy! The guys that came to install the systems were polite and patient with me and took time to explain how to work it all!

    -Maureen Mitchell

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    A Tech Easy Living is the "go to" place for my organization needs. They have items I didn't even know existed that solved my organization needs. And the service is impeccable. They are very attentive and help me find what I need to solve my problem.

    -Ernie Moore

  • What Our Clients Say

    I have hard wood floors and Beam has a attachment I bought it at the store and it is a God send I simply love it, it is a dry mop on the vac! Amazing! I'm buying a spare mop when I go back! I bought my vac at Van Berkum's in Pella (Where I live) never will I go back there, they sent my head out for as a loaner and gave me some one elses. How is that for doing business! We argued for a long time about this and was getting no where she kept saying that it was my head, I will never go back there to buy anything! I'm 60 minutes from Des Moines and I will take my vac to be serviced at the Easy Living Store anytime!

    -Jo Owens-Lovett

  • What Our Clients Say

    Easy living best describes the results you get from this store. From hi-tech entertainment systems, whole house vacuums, closet organizers and much more...this store has it all. And for kitchen gadgets and accessories, they are well stocked.

    -Nick Gelormino

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    Todd and his staff were very professional and easy to work with during our recent project of updating our home entertainment system. I wouldn't think twice about referring A Tech Easy Living Store!!! Thanks

    -DJ Bork

  • What Our Clients Say

    wish every home repair could be this easy!!! My central vacuum was having issues, burned out motor, poor connection and an outlet issue. The technician called me a bit early and said he was ahead of schedule, perfect! He was waiting when i got there, diagnosed it in about 10 minutes, I asked how long it would take to get the parts, he said he had them on the truck! I thought maybe they were generic, but when they made the appt they asked what model. He made the right diagnosis and fixed in about 20 minutes! Couldn't really ask for much more!!! The only remote downside was when I called on saturday the lady asked me to call back on monday. Great service and a great experience!

    -Sean Sellers

  • What Our Clients Say

    I live in a 50's home. I had A Tech come and redo my closets for me. They had great ideas, listened to my input and now I have great closets, even though I live in an older home!

    -Nancy Plagman

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