Stay Comfortable This Fall with Automated Lights and Shades

Stay Comfortable This Fall with Automated Lights and Shades

Customize Your Indiana Home with Automation

It’s starting to get cold in Fishers, Indiana, which means it may be time to take a closer look at the ways you can conserve energy and keep your home comfortable.  So how do you stay warm without leaving the heating on all the time? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, almost half of all energy used by the typical U.S. household is eaten up by heating and cooling. But don’t worry: the right technology can help you avoid using so much energy while still keeping your home at a pleasant temperature. Lighting and shading control can help in the frigid winters. Here are some ways that automated shades and lighting can keep you comfortable without making your electricity bill skyrocket.

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Custom Controls for Lights and Shades

One of the things we love most about smart home technology is being able to customize it for your everyday needs and personal preferences. When winter comes, you can set your Control4 system to maintain a certain temperature and save energy at the same time.

Control4’s climate control system and easy-to-use app allow you to adjust your home’s features at any time from a smartphone or tablet. For example, you could program your motorized shades to open every day at 11 a.m. when the sun is strong so that it warms up your home. At the same time, program the lights to turn off so you make the most of the sun’s brightness. Then, time your lights to turn on once the sun sets to give you more light.

You could also schedule your thermostat to maintain a certain temperature when you aren’t home so the pipes don’t freeze and the house is never too cold. Then, save the settings to a title of your choosing like “Green mode” or “Wintertime.” That way, you won’t ever have to put in the settings again manually.

Different Shades for Different Needs

The beauty of a Control4 system is that it is compatible with many different manufacturers, including Lutron shades. These two technologies will work together to bring you amazing benefits. With Lutron shades, you get both beauty and performance. Lutron offers fabrics that range from super sheer to blackout, so you can completely control the amount of light you let into your home. In the winter, super sheer shades can let daylight in and heat the room, and in the summer, blackout shades give your AC a break. With this approach, you can get the color and the fabric you want and still reap amazing benefits in the process.

Once your smart shades and lighting are in place, the next step is to customize your controls. Instead of standard light switches, we can seamlessly integrate wallplate controllers into the space. These panels control the shades, lights, and fans within the room. And of course, you can always use your Control4 4Sight app on your smartphone to make adjustments from anywhere.

If you’d like to learn more about how our team can design and install the perfect climate control system for your home, just fill out this online form!

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