The Home Wizard personal home manager creates a personalized monthly home care program
for you based on the type of home that you live in, your home features, local climate,
your goals, knowledge level, and priorities.
Every home is unique, and everyone has their own unique goals and needs for caring
for their home. For example, someone living in in a single-family house who only
cares about keeping it safe will want a very different personalized home care program
than someone who is living in a leased condo that is concerned about saving energy
and being more green.
Over years of research, Home Wizard has created a large, comprehensive database
of recommended tasks, tips and home improvement ideas for every home feature and
twelve possible goals . . . and has analyzed how each of these are affected by a
variety of important conditions. When Home Wizard calculates a personalized home
care program for you, it takes into account your input on 6 different factors:
Dwelling Type: The possible features for a single-family home, for example,
are very different than for an apartment or a vacation condo for winter use. When
you select your dwelling type, Home Wizard automatically adjusts the possible choices
of home features to match the type of dwelling that you live in.
Home Features: You can select the specific features that apply to your particular
home. For example, the type of HVAC systems that you have, your appliances, the
structural elements of your home, outside features, furnishings, and safety &
other features. The recommended maintenance tasks for these features are calculated
by Home Wizard, along with the appropriate helpful operating tips and home improvement
ideas . . . but before these get included into your final home care program, the
Home Wizard calculations also take into account other factors which are described
Local Climate: Your personalized home care program is adjusted for the climate,
timing of seasons, length of seasons, etc. for where you live.
Goals: Your personalized home care program is customized for you based on
which of 12 possible goals that you pick, and the importance that you put on them.
For example, you may have certain goals that you pick as your top goals, but others
you may consider as only secondary goals. And there may be some of the 12 goals
that you do not want included at all.
Knowledge Level: Someone who has lived in their type of home for 20 years
and is very handy has completely different needs from someone who has just bought
their first summer vacation townhouse, or is living in their type of home for the
first time. Home Wizard allows you to choose your particular knowledge level, so
that your personalized home care program is consistent with your needs.
Priority: Home Wizard scores each task, tip and idea based on its benefits
and costs. The ones that are rated as “five stars” are the ones that have the highest
benefits relative to the cost of doing this task, tips or idea . . . and therefore
have the highest priority score. You can select which level of priorities that you
want to receive.
Home Wizard’s calculations takes all of these inputs and then uses proprietary algorithms
to create an optimized schedule of the specific maintenance tasks, helpful tips,
and home improvement ideas that are recommended for your specific home features,
and your particular goals and needs.
For example, some maintenance tasks that are recommended for the particular features
of your home are due during certain seasons of the year, some are due once a year,
whereas some are only once every 5 years. The proprietary algorithms in Home Wizard
spread these tasks out so that you are not swamped with tasks one month, and then
have nothing the next month. But since certain tasks are seasonal, such as changing
air conditioning filters for the summertime, these get assigned to specific months.
Also, tasks that require tools, skills or contractors that are similar are factored
to be grouped together. And of course, potential tasks are screened by the Home
Wizard algorithms to ensure they are completely consistent with your selected goals
Similarly with helpful tips and improvement ideas, Home Wizard has a database of
over 4,000 tips and ideas, but the ones that get included in your personal home
care program are only the ones that are consistent with all of the criteria that
you have input. And they get included in the months when they are most appropriate
for you, given your seasonal local climate, home features, goals, and knowledge
You can also put in your own Custom Tasks, and Home Wizard will automatically include
them in with your monthly reminders for the months that you assign them to, and
can even allow for Custom Tasks that have multiple year cycles.