During the warm months of the year, many of us like to spend a lot of time outside enjoying nature and being active. Aside from the occasional weekend ski trip and shoveling snow off the driveway, when the winter months begin we like to spend more time inside the house where it’s warm and cozy. This is why right now is the optimal time to assess your home electronics situation and see if anything could use an update, repair or replacement.
Here are some tips for upgrading your TV, surround sound system, and other smart home features to get ahead of the cold weather and make the most of the upcoming snow-covered months.
Dive into Some New Favorite TV Shows
Winter is the perfect time to snuggle on the couch with a blanket and start binge-watching some new TV shows. To really enjoy your television experience, you need a high-quality TV in a size that works well for your room. At The Brick, we have HD, Full HD, UHD 4K and UHD 8K TVs that range in size from 40 inches to 86 inches. Our TVs come in a wide range of price points depending on what you’re looking for, and in top brands such as Sony, RCA, Samsung and LG.
Get Ready for Winter Movie Nights
To make your winter movie nights unforgettable, you may also want to upgrade your home theatre system to get the full sound system effects of the movie as the director intended. For example, our Yamaha YHT-1840 5.1-Channel Home Theatre System pairs perfectly with a 4K TV that has a powerful bass and five-speaker surround setup. Meanwhile, our Yamaha YHT-4850 5.1-Channel Home Theatre System uses sound data to reproduce the acoustics of a large concert hall and is wonderfully easy to operate.
Host Great Holiday Parties with Festive Music
Holiday parties are also just around the corner, which means you’ll want to fill your home with fun and festive music on a surround sound system that gets everyone dancing and celebrating. The Yamaha YHT-4850 5.1-Channel Home Theatre System, for example, has built-in streaming services so you can listen to Pandora, Spotify or your other favourite service with ease. It also allows for multi-room audio with MusicCast so you can listen to the same tunes throughout your entire home. Additionally, we offer soundbars and wireless subwoofers that are Bluetooth-enabled allowing you to use your wireless device to conveniently stream music or TV audio.
Switch to Energy Saving Lightbulbs
Since the winter season typically causes electric bills to rise, now is also the time to start using smart home devices and switch to energy-saving lightbulbs. Smart lightbulbs use automatic timers to help you save energy. Better yet, they work seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to control lighting from anywhere with a smartphone app. Other exciting smart home features to learn about are Wi-Fi cameras, smart plugs and power bars.
Accessorize Inside Instead of Working Outside
Since you likely won’t be doing much yardwork in the upcoming months, now is a great time to update and accessorize things inside your house to last all throughout the year. Set aside some DIY time on weekends to upgrade your high-speed HDMI cabling, clean your fingerprinted screens or finally mount your TV to the wall instead of letting it remain on the floor. At The Brick, we offer a ton of home entertainment accessories to help you winterize the inside of your home and create a cozy space that you’ll love spending time in every day.