Home Enhancement Systems
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Services

Website Design, Development & Hosting

Professional website design in Cortez, Colorado serving the Four Corners Area and worldwide businesses since 2003

HES Web Design is a professional web design service located in Southwest Colorado. We provide customized website solutions to help your business become more successful.

Our website design process takes into account your ideas of how you want your website to look. You can even give us a hand-drawn sketch of your initial design thoughts, and we'll give you suggestions about layout and content and then do our best to turn that rough design into a successful and productive website.

You know your business better than anyone else! We'll work closely with you to create a website that will meet your business goals and determine an online strategy that will help your business to grow for years to come.

We don't use template designs — every website that we create is unique.

Why should you choose us for your website needs?

  • We listen to you — you know your business better than we do
  • We use the latest responsive web design practices so your website will be have the same viewable content on desktops, laptops, and all mobile devices as well as meeting the latest search engine standards
  • 12+ years of experience — we've been designing websites since 2003
  • Our design and hosting prices are the lowest in the Four Corners area
  • We offer packages that start with a five page website that includes hosting for the lowest price you'll ever find for a custom designed website.

For more information about our web services, visit www.heswebdesign.com.

Home Theater Installation

Do any of these situations exist?

  • Did you just finally buy that new wide-screen high-definition television and can't figure out how to connect everything?
  • Do you need the TV mounted on the wall or wires run through the wall so they're hidden from view?
  • Did you buy a new receiver and just can't get everything connected properly?
  • Do you have an old audio system and want to connect your new equipment so they will work together?
  • Do you have too many remote controls and wish you could just have one remote that took care of every device?

WE CAN HELP!

No matter where you bought it, we'll install any electronic device for you — speakers, a receiver, television, DVD player — ANYTHING!

Our rates start at $75.00 for a service call that includes 90 minutes of labor at no additional charge. Any time beyond those 90 minutes are billable at our current hourly rate.

Just give us a call and tell us what you need done!

Structured Wiring

What is Structured Wiring?
Structured Wiring is a whole house wiring system for communications, entertainment, security and control that works with the systems already in the home, anticipates technological advances and lays the groundwork for future home technology and smart home enhancements.

Think of it as the brain center of your home - a state-of-the-art wiring infrastructure installed into a new or existing home to make it safer, more convenient, economical and enjoyable. And, it never goes out of date because it's ready for any technology the future may bring.

Components of a Home Structured Wiring System

  • The Media (or Distribution) Panel - Usually located in the mechanical or utility room, the garage, a closet, or the attic of your home, the distribution panel does two things:

    1. Terminates all of the service provider services (Telephone, DSL, Cable/Satellite TV, Cable/Satellite Modem, Security) to this central location within the house and
    2. Distributes those signals to locations throughout the house.

    Audio/Video/Security Camera sources from within your home can also be delivered to this central location for distribution throughout the house. Various active/passive modular units installed within the distribution panel allow for the distribution of the signal to locations throughout the house. Control devices in the distribution panels also allow home automation capabilities. An electrical power source in the distribution panel provides power to various powered devices installed in the panel. (See below)

  • High-performance Cabling - Using Cat5e/Cat6/RG6 cables that can deliver performance you need today and in the future, cable runs (also called home runs) are installed from the distribution panel to each location in the house where the signal is to be distributed. Home runs are also installed to signal sources such as a Security Cameras, motion detectors, and audio/video sources.
  • Multi-Media Outlets - Convenient plug and play points throughout the house provide the multi-media outlets for telephone, digital audio, high-speed internet, cable TV, DBS, HDTV, Security Cameras snd more. Home wiring done using structured wiring principles and terminated via multi-media outlets in every room provide the infrastructure necessary to deploying current and future home technology

Advantages of Structured Wiring
Your home future-ready Imagine storing your entire music collection on a home computer and accessing it anywhere in your home. Imagine hanging a Flat-screen TV almost anywhere in the house. Imagine being able to see your child in his/her crib from a computer at work. Technology moves fast and provides solutions in ways that were previously unthinkable or impossible. Although it is very very hard to completely future-proof your home, a wired home gets you future-ready.

  • Convenience, Comfort & Security - By distributing the Cable/Satellite TV, Internet, telephone, and audio signals throughout the house, you can conveniently access the subscription based services where you need it, and block it for parental control where necessary. With a structured wiring solution in place, you can add home automation technology easily, allowing you to control various appliances from any where in the home and remotely via the Internet.
  • Investing in your home - A proper structured wiring installation increases the value of your home. A wired home is also easier to sell to prospective buyers.

Benefits to you:

  • Increase the value of your home while you live in it.
  • Get a higher price and a quicker sale when you sell.
  • Enhance your family's lifestyle.
  • Expand your ability to work from home.
  • Safeguard your family.
  • Enjoy lots of entertainment.

Legrand
Leviton
Honeywell
Labeled Structured Wiring Panel

Structured Wiring (or Media Center) Panels give you the convenience of a fully-integrated and networked home where you can access all your home's media systems from any room in the house! From whole-house audio/video to a multi-line, multi-extension phone system to a fully networked home Ethernet, the possibilities are endless with these panels and expansion accessories.

It's everything you need for a custom-tailored home that not only meets your needs today, but also your needs of tomorrow.

OnQ EN2800 28" Enclosure

Legrand's OnQ enclosures are all 14" wide so they fit perfectly between standard stud walls. They are available in 14", 20", 28" and 42" height models and either hinged doors or screw-on covers (smaller sizes are also available with limited applications). Each enclosure features universal On-Q style mounting holes that are compatible with all bay-style modules. It also includes larger top openings that make pulling wire easier as well as additional knockouts, side lances, and side tabs for more flexible mounting.

Leviton Panel

Leviton’s Structured Media™ Centers bring all low voltage distribution points together in one place, making cable installation and media management simple and cost effective. The applications can handle fax, Internet, multi-line telephones, security camera, coaxial cable and satellite video distribution, and audio distribution. The 14”, 28” and 42” enclosures provide a convenient termination location for wiring home runs from wall outlets to provide a distribution point for voice, data, and video applications in a single family residence or multi dwelling unit. Leviton offers a size to support all specifications and floor plans. All enclosures and modules are cULus and ACA Listed; comply with TIA/EIA 568-A and TIA/EIA 570-A requirements, and where applicable meet FCC part 68.

Honeywell QND8800

Honeywell’s Distribution panels are an intelligent, unique solution that makes appliances and electronics work together to organize and distribute different technologies throughout the home—integrating security, home entertainment, computer networking, audio and video, cable and satellite TV and HVAC. They come in 18", 36" and 48" heights models with screw-on covers (smaller sizes are also available with limited applications).

What is the Benefit of a Structured Wiring System?
Your Structured Wiring system is capable of housing the infrastructure for the following:

  • Telephone - add a line to any location or set up a home office with ease
  • Video - have your cable or satellite TV signal distributed to anywhere in the house
  • Home Theater - enjoy movie theater quality for your TV, videos, and DVDs
  • Internet - have internet available anywhere you want it - wired as well as wireless indoors and out with a home network hub, router or wireless access point
  • Audio - your music can be controlled in every room and the outside
  • Intercom - put intercom units in every bedroom, the kitchen, any other rooms, the patio and/or deck, and the front door.
  • Camera - see who's at the front door before you open it or keep an eye on the kids playing in the backyard
  • Security - all of your burglar alarm wiring can be a part of your structured wiring system
  • Home Automation - manage security, HVAC and lighting, and other home control functions

Contact us for more information on Structured Wiring Systems

Networking

Linksys
D-Link
Legrand
Honeywell

There are three ways to create a home or small business computer network:

  1. Wireless
  2. Ethernet (Hardwired)
  3. Home Phoneline Network

Wireless Network
Wireless network adapters do not use cables or other physical means to connect your computers together. Using specially authorized radio frequencies, data is transferred by radio between your computer and radio transceivers.

The ICS host computer typically uses an Ethernet network adapter if you have an external DSL or cable modem. The wireless network adapter communicates with the rest of your home or small office network. If you have an internal modem you only need one network adapter.

On local area networks (LANs), a transceiver is the device that connects a computer to the network and that converts signals to and from parallel and serial form.

Ethernet (Hardwired) Network
Ethernet is used widely for networking. Ethernet adapters connect through a network hub. If your home is wired for Ethernet, you can connect your computers using Ethernet jacks in the wall. Otherwise, you must use a network hub to connect your computers together. To connect computers with a hub, you also need a network cable, called Ethernet RJ-45 twisted pair (10BaseT or 100BaseT), which is slightly larger than a regular telephone cable.

The ICS host computer typically uses an Ethernet network adapter if you have an external DSL or cable modem, so a second network adapter is required. If you have an internal modem, you only need one network adapter.

Home Phoneline Network Adapter (HPNA)
HPNAs use existing phone lines but operate on a different band of frequencies to avoid interference with regular telephone calls. You install the adapter using a regular telephone cable, and then plug your computer into the phone jack. Every phone jack in your home becomes a port on the network, eliminating the need for a network hub. With HPNA, you do not need network cables.

The computer that is connected to a residential gateway (or the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) host computer) typically uses an Ethernet network adapter if you have an external DSL or cable modem. If you have an internal modem, or an external 28.8 or 56 kilobits per second (Kbps) modem, you only need one network adapter


Setting Up A Computer Network
Wired networks have been around for decades. By far the most common wired networking technology found today is known as Ethernet. The data cables, known as Ethernet network cables or Cat 5e cables, connect the computers and other devices that make up the networks.

Wireless networks are fairly common. They don't use cables for connections; instead, they use radio waves, like cordless phones.

Why choose a wireless network?

  • Freedom—;work anywhere
  • Quick, effortless installation
  • No cables to buy
  • Save cabling time and hassle
  • Easy to expand

Wireless networks are the most popular. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere—without wires. Outside of the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports, hotels—;great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.

Why choose a wired network?

  • Lower cost
  • Faster speed—up to 1000Mbps
  • Longer possible range

Wired networks have been around for years. They use the most affordable products and provide the fastest speeds of transmission. The distance between devices, such as computers, on a network is also much less restricted in wired networking—;up to 300 feet with Cat 5 Ethernet cables or 1,800 feet using fiber optics. When you need to move large amounts of data at high speeds, such as professional-quality multimedia, wired networking is the most efficient way to do it.

Home Enhancement Systems will help you determine which type of network suits your needs and find the best possible solution for your budget.

Contact us for more infomation or for a free, no obligation consultation or system design.

Home Automation

If you've seen so-called smart houses with remote controls for lights, heating and cooling, security, home theater, and even window shades, you've probably been amazed—and they're not just available for high-end homes. Here's how to put automation into your home.

  1. Think about what you'd like to automate. If you plan to start small—with just lights, perhaps —get a system that can be expanded when you want to add other functions.
  2. Calculate your budget. Prices can range from a few hundred dollars for basic systems to many thousands of dollars for whole-house automation systems.
  3. Place the master control panel in a convenient, central spot. This is where home automation systems come together.
  4. Think about having a system with external remote control capabilities so you can turn on your home's system as you approach, check its status when you're away, and shut down the house as you leave. Remote controls include telephone and Internet-based controls.
  5. Each individual system (lights, security, heating and cooling, media) is a subsystem in an overall home automation system.
  6. The best time to install a home automation system is when you're in the building or remodeling process.

We design and install home automation systems from the leading manufacturers of home automation products


Lutron RadioRA 2
Lutron RadioRA 2 seeTouch Keypad

What is Light Control?
Light control is the ability to adjust the amount of daylight and electric light in a room or throughout your whole home. With Lutron, you can adjust the amount of daylight with electronically controlled shades and drapes, and electric lights with dimmers and switches. And you can conveniently control it all with keypads, sensors, and other light control devices to create the perfect balance of daylight and electric light to suit your lifestyle.

What are the benefits of total light control?
Having the ability to create a range of light levels throughout your home, rather than simply turning your lights full on, adds convenience, creates ambiance, adds a “wow” factor, and saves energy.

Lutron offers an innovative product that provides all those benefits: RadioRA® 2.

With RadioRA 2, you can:

  • add convenience to your daily life. With a light control system, you can turn your lights on and adjust your shades to the specific level you want, in a particular room, or throughout your house—at the touch of a button. You’ll have the right light when you need it, where you want it.
  • create just the right mood or ambiance for any activity—and do it with stylish products that will complement your home’s décor. You’ll find there is more to lighting than simply “on” and “off.”
  • add “wow” to your home. With RadioRA 2, you can control lights and shades from wall-mounted, tabletop, or handheld controls, in a specific room—or remotely from another room—or even outside your home. You’ll be able to create lighting scenes for a specific activity, such as entertaining friends or watching a movie in your media room.
  • save energy. When you dim a standard halogen or incandescent light bulb by 25%, you’ll save 20% energy. Dim more, and you’ll save even more. You’ll also extend the life of your light bulbs. Shades help save energy, too.

Ideal for both existing homes and new construction
Because RadioRA 2 is wireless, the system installs just as easily into existing homes as it does into new construction.

Contact us for more information or visit Lutron's RadioRA 2 web site


Legrand
DRD-6 In-Wall Room Scene Controller

RF Lighting Control System
The power to control lighting for the whole house is now (literally) in the palm of your hand. In-wall or wireless hand-held controllers let homeowners choose from up to 15 scenes per room and up to 11 whole-house scenes, ensuring that the lighting is always just right for the moment.

The RF Lighting Control System allows homeowners to control lights, ceiling fans and small appliances from anywhere in the home, without the need for special wiring or expensive master controllers. The system can handle up to 127 rooms and 1,023 devices – making it the perfect lighting control system for any size home.

RF Lighting Control solutions are easy and cost efficient to install. The products mount in standard wall boxes and are programmed right at the switch. The basic solution gives you a great building block for expanding the system room-by-room, or adding control to the whole house.

Contact us for more information or to go to Legand's RF Lighting Control web site

To determine which is the best option for you – contact us for a free no obligation consultation and estimate.