How To Add A Season Sensor to Home Assistant
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How To Add A Season Sensor to Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to add a Season sensor to Home Assistant. This sensor will display the current astrological or meteorological season. This is a built-in Home Assistant sensor that is not enabled by default, but it’s super easy to add and only takes a couple seasons. The season sensor…

How To Create Animated Backgrounds in Home Assistant
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How To Create Animated Backgrounds in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to create animated backgrounds in Home Assistant. Most Lovelace dashboards have a default color set by the theme you’ve chosen. If you want to spice up your dashboards a little, you can follow this tutorial to set your backgrounds based on an entity. For example, if…

How To Setup Google Calendar Event Notifications in Home Assistant
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How To Setup Google Calendar Event Notifications in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to configure Google Calendar Event notifications before an event starts in Home Assistant. This setup can get pretty complex and largely dependent on your own personal use case, so I’m just going to go over the basic usage in this guide, but there’s more info the…

Add MagicHome LED Controller to Home Assistant
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Add MagicHome LED Controller to Home Assistant

In this guide, I will show you how to add a MagicHome LED controller to Home Assistant using the FLUX integration. Once added, you’ll be able to turn the Magic Home light strip on or off, change the colors and temperature, and even create automations to cycle between colors. Basically, everything you can do within…

Energy Dashboard with data from Smart Meter Texas
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Energy Dashboard with data from Smart Meter Texas

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to setup your Home Energy dashboard, using data pulled in from my Smart Meter Texas energy provider. Not all energy providers offer services like Smart Meter Texas, however if you are lucky enough to live in a area that provides your energy data via an API…

Splitting Up Configuration.yaml in Home Assistant
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Splitting Up Configuration.yaml in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to split up your configuration.yaml file. This will allow you cleanup and organize all of the packages, binary sensors, automations, or template sensors into their own configuration files. Rather than keeping everything in one large file, you will add an !include reference in your configuration file…