Using The Air Conditioners

The house has 4 AC units. When you enter the house the temperature should already be set to 72-73 degrees. The Carrier Infinity system is very easy to use and it doesn't take long for the house to cool down. When you enter, you'll find the main controller and extra zone controllers throughout the house. You can adjust all zones from the larger main controller upstairs or each zone independently through its own smaller controller.

Light Switch Functions

The Helen house is pretty big, so it has quite a few light switches with quite a few functions on each control. I will explain how the Lutron switches work and their different functions. After a few days in the house, you should have no problem operating all the home switches. Some are not on the RA2 Lutron system (like the pantry), so they will have different functionalities than the other RA2 controls in the house.

Master Bedroom Overview

There are some specifics you need to know about the Master Bedroom. Right now the shades work sometimes... (This is an issue I will fix when I remove the automation system). The Master wing has two AC zones. The power outlets on the right side of the bed are controlled by the lamp switch on the wall. The outlets on the right side are not controlled by a switch. As of now, the bedroom fan doesn't work. The house should have a new BigAss Fan installed before anyone visits.

Master Bathroom Functions and Overview

The Master bathroom has quite a lot going on with a bunch of switches for lights, fans, and the sauna. You'll have two separate vanities and two toilets. The bathroom has a large jet tub you can use to relax in and a large walk-in steam shower. I suggest you leave the shower door open after use so the steam can exit the shower to the exhaust fans. The sauna is something I'm not an expert on, but the panel is relatively easy to use and should be self-explanatory; just don't bake yourself too long. The bathroom does have heated floors. This feature will be extremely useful during the winter months.

Spare Bed & Bath Functions and Overview

I have four separate baths in the house, not counting the Master bath. Each bathroom will be fully stocked with linens. We'll have supplied soap and shampoo if needed. These bathrooms are somewhat basic and easy to use. These four extra bathrooms should be enough to accommodate you and any guests that might join you.

Closets Overview

The closet organization system at Helen is pretty impressive. The Master closet itself is larger than some bedrooms. All the closets in the house will be updated to our custom closet solution around phases 3-4 of the Helen house transformation. You shouldn't have any problems storing a week's worth of clothes during your stay at Helen.

Kitchen Storage and Utensils

The kitchen at the property is pretty impressive and you can make just about anything you want here. I suggest you watch the video on this area of the house so you can understand the function of every appliance here. Most of you are adults and have used a kitchen appliance before. The flatware at the house is from Lenox. One thing I hate is crappy flatware at a rental house. You'll have everything you need to make a full meal and eat it too.

Laundry Room and Cleaning Supplies

I go over the use and functionality of the laundry room and general cleaning supplies at the Helen, GA destination. It's relatively simple; I've supplied you with everything you need. You're more than welcome to bring your own supplies if you wish. I talk about how to wash the microfiber towels using the specialty product sold at Obsessed Garage called Rags to Riches. If you need to clean some basic things around the house during your stay, I show you where all the cleaning supplies are, along with the vacuum cleaner. Please don't trash my place; all I ask is you clean up after yourself as if it was your own home.

Extra Linens For Bed and Bath

If extra linens are needed, I'll have them available for you. You're more than welcome to use the laundry in the house if you want to wash bed sheets or towels during your stay. Each bed has two sets of sheets, so feel free to change them if you're someone who changes sheets often. Linens will be cleaned before your arrival. If extra linens are needed, the closet is located in the hallway of the master wing.

Living Room Entertainment System

The living room entertainment system has an LG OLED display and a full 7-channel surround with DynAudio speakers. You'll have access to most of the streaming services available so you do not need to log into your own streaming services. Please do not log out of the streaming services. This is a pretty nice system and I would guess better than what most will have in their home, I think you'll enjoy it!

Home Audio Operation

The home audio system in the house is pretty stout. Right now, I have 4 zones of audio in the house that are operating on the BluOS software. Once you're logged into the Helen WiFi network, you'll have full access to these audio zones. BluOS can work with Spotify Connect, AirPlay, or Bluetooth. You can control these zones from within the BluOS app you'd access from your smart device. Watch the video for a full explanation of the usage of the BluOS software.

Home Theater Usage

An oasis inside of an oasis. This space is unlike any other in the house outside of the garage. Prepare to be engulfed with premium sound while enjoying maximum comfort on our massive, u-shaped couch. We’ve decked this area out with Dynaudio speakers, Dynaudio subwoofers, an NAD T778 receiver, NAD amplifiers, and an Apple TV 4K. There’s one caveat here; if you’re not careful, you will doze off on the couch because of how comfortable it is. You’ve been warned.