Welcome to Good Home Automation.

My wife and I bought our first home in 2019. Within a few days of moving in I was already toying with the idea of making our home “smart”.

The challenge was knowing where to start.

There is a TON of technical information out there, but I didn’t want to learn how to code, I just wanted some simple smart home automations.

After a few hours of digging through all the available info on the web, I still had so many questions:

  • Which smart home products should I buy?
  • Will these smart products all work well together?
  • What’s the best smart hub to use? (Also, what the hell is a smart hub?)
  • Should I replace all my existing LED bulbs (50+!!!) with smart bulbs, or get smart switches?
  • What are some simple smart home automations I can implement quickly?

I’ve answered all of these questions, and many more this past year and I created this blog as a way to share it all with you.

Smart home tech has become a borderline obsession of mine. 

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Technology can be challenging at times, but it should be fun!

I’m here to help.

I’ve spent over a decade working on, and supporting some of the world’s most popular tech products. I know how tech works, and what to troubleshoot when it doesn’t!

Welcome to the Good Home Automation community, I hope you find what you’re looking for!

– Michael Xavier

PS: Feel free to email me if you get stuck: [email protected]