How to Control Your Lights and Shades with a Smart Solution
There’s no question that some of the cooler and flashier features of a smart home are the home theater, audio system, and wireless controls. However, automated lighting and shading is a practical investment that will pay off in the long run. You’ll add convenience, value, and even security to your Indianapolis-area property, and in many cases save money throughout the year too. Here’s how you can enjoy all those benefits with lighting and shading control.
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- Add Value to Your Home
Installing lighting controls and motorized shades is a low-maintenance way to increase the value of your property. Any control system that can adjust the lights and shades will help entice buyers if you ever decide to sell in the future. Not only are most lighting and shading control systems affordable, but they are also easy to maintain and will last years into the future.
- Enhance Your Home Security
You may be surprised to find that many smart home solutions can also be used to protect your property. Lighting and shading controls increase your home security in a number of ways. While you are away on vacation or business, you can set your shades and lights to turn on and off at varying times to make it appear as if someone is home. Shades also ensure your privacy. Adding motion-sensing lights to your lawn adds security as well because they can illuminate alarming activity. If your outdoor lights turn on in the middle of the night, you’ll know someone or something is outside.
- Save Energy & Money
Did you know that your lighting and cooling/heating system use the most energy in your home? One of the biggest reasons people decide to install motorized shades and lighting control is because they want to save energy throughout the year. Shades and lights are an integral part of a climate control system. They work together with your smart thermostat to affect the temperature of the home and reduce energy output. To cool your home without cranking the AC down, lower your shades at mid-day to block the sun’s rays. In the wintertime, your shades will also help insulate your home and prevent the heat from leaking out the windows. You can also save energy by dimming the lights. Our lighting partner Lutron reports that this strategy can save you up to 60% on energy usage. We can help you create settings with an energy management system to maximize your savings all year long.
Digitech Custom Audio Video would love to update your home with new lights and shades. Just fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll get back to you quickly with a lot of ideas for a beautiful, energy-efficient, and secure home.