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. SEE ALSO: Go Green with Lighting and Shading Control for Your Carmel, IN Home 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...
What’s New from Control4?

What’s New from Control4?

Smart Home Automation News for the Westfield, IN Homeowner There are so many fun and exciting things you can do in a smart home, but are you aware of all of the system’s capabilities? Knowledge is the first step to getting the most out of living a connected lifestyle. It’s not just about turning the lights on with your phone, or saving energy with your smart thermostat. It’s about customizing your house with smart home automation so it fits you and your family like a glove! Here are some ways you can make your Westfield, IN home unique with our Control4 solutions. There are some great new products you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you’re new to home technology or are looking for the next best thing for your existing system, this blog will be useful to you. SEE ALSO: 3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes Control4 When>Then Personalization One thing we’re very excited about for people with home theaters is the Control4 4Sight App. With this app, you can customize your home theater system any way you would like. For example, you could create special scenes for movie nights, football, or a Call of Duty marathon. You’ll be able to adjust the thermostat, lighting, video sources, and more at the push of a button. High-Resolution Music Enjoy powerfully clear audio by streaming your music in high resolution—the highest standard in audio quality. Everyone in the house can listen to the artists they love, whether it’s on Spotify, XM Sirius Radio, Tidal and so much more. Control4 has also started a special partnership with Triad, a...
3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

3 Ideas for Creating Smart Home Scenes

Create Memorable Moments with Smart Home Automation Most smart homes have typical scenes like “Good morning”, “Goodnight” and “Away.” But the real beauty of automation is being able to create unique sequences for your Fishers, IN home. Pick whatever room you want to alter, the features you’d like to control, then save it all under a custom name. Yes, smart home automation is convenient and offers a lot of benefits like saving energy, but it can also be used for fun too. Here are some ideas for creating scenes that will aid in getting that party or personal goal started. SEE ALSO: Take Control of Your Indianapolis, IN Home with Control4 Pool Party Make the most of the warmer months by enjoying your pool as much as possible. Plan a pool party with your smart home system by creating a music playlist and distributing the music to your landscape speakers around the pool and hot tub. Turn on the outdoor Seura TV and stream the football or baseball game. If it’s a late-night rendezvous, you can add a lighting setting to the scene and brighten the pool, walkways, and bar area. Press one button on your smartphone and it all turns on instantly. You’ll have this scene at your fingertips for spring, summer and fall so you can blow off some steam swimming or take a dip in the hot tub. Movie Night Whether you have a dedicated home theater or a media room, movie night can be a breeze setting up with this saved setting. With one touch, the shades will come down to prevent glare, the thermostat...
Go Green With Lighting And Shading Control For Your Carmel, IN Home

Go Green With Lighting And Shading Control For Your Carmel, IN Home

Help the planet (and your wallet) by integrating lighting and shading control into your home or business. With Earth Day having just past, the reminder of the delicacy of our planet and our abundance of options to moving forward a more green and eco-friendly life is more present now than any other time of the year. Turning your Carmel, IN residence into a more eco-friendly home has become easier than ever with large manufacturers like Control4 and Lutron offering lighting and shading control. Today, we’ll touch upon a few ways that you can give back to the planet while keeping life comfortable and convenient simply through smart home automation. Keep reading for more!   SEE ALSO: 3 Benefits of Adding Lighting and Shading Control to Your Indiana Home   When it comes to lighting and shading control, Lutron’s primary goal is to promote energy efficiency into each smart automated home or commercial business. As a lighting manufacturer that has been around for over 50 years, Lutron provides different options such as automated shade systems, dimmers, and wireless occupancy sensors along with whole home and whole building light management systems. When you unite a power house like Lutron and control genius like Conrol4, you’ll get to use a reliable and beneficial smart home for years to come.   How can I keep my home safe while saving energy? We have many options to keep your home safe. Use the “Away” feature to make your house look lived-in; the lights will turn on and off at varying times to make it appear occupied. Instead of keeping all your lights on as a...
Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

Take Control Of Your Indianapolis, IN Home With Control4

Whether you’re starting small, or looking to automate your whole home – Control4 has options that can fit into every home   There are measures every new homeowner takes to make sure they always feel at home. From purchasing new furniture or adding a nice “Welcome Home” mat by the front door, possibilities are endless, and even more so now with smart technology rising and becoming the central control for almost every home in America. We’re going to take a look at the smart home automation solutions available to Indianapolis, IN homeowners. With options for small projects to automating your whole home, Control4 allows you to customize your space to specify your needs. Keep reading to learn more!   SEE MORE: Voice: The Newest Interface for Your Smart Home   Every homeowner wants to have complete control of their new home, and with Control4 you can do just that. With their easy-to-use interfaces, every person in the home can access and control different features of the home from the temperature of the living room to dimming the lighting in the kitchen. These are all easily accessible options to integrate into your home.   Entertainment Control4 allows you to provide your guest and family a complete entertainment system right at your home without ever stepping out the door. You can start small with a media room, or go big and install a dedicated home theater will all the bells and whistles. Control4 systems fit any size home. They have 4-Zone Power Amplifiers that are able to manage up to four analog inputs and zone outputs to their 8-Zone Matrix Amplifier...