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Harness the Texas Sun with Home Lighting Control

Take Advantage of the Light When You Want It

Harness the Texas Sun with Home Lighting Control

We all know that the Texas sun makes things hot for a good part of the year. Despite our share of cold fronts from the North in the winter, soon enough we’ll be settling into the six-month summer season. That means that the sun will be warming your house and your now dormant air conditioning will be springing into action.

In the warm (or should we call it hot) season, it’s likely that you have to use your window treatments to block out some of the sun. UV rays can fade furniture, carpets, and other interior furnishings. The heat can make your thermostat drive your air conditioning to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. In the summer, some Texas homes with large windows are actually somewhat dark inside, because people are drawing window shades, blinds, and shutters closed to keep out the heat.

That darkness might lead to using artificial lighting more even though there's a blazing sun outside. Does that seem paradoxical? It is, but there's a better way. It involves home lighting control and motorized shading, a dynamic duo of smart technologies that will keep your Park Cities home comfortable, well-lit, and efficient no matter what the season.

Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.

TAGS: Lighting Control System | Lutron | Motorized Window Treatments | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control

Extend Your Home’s Audio and Video Entertainment Outdoors

Maximize Your Outdoor Spaces This Spring and Summer

Extend Your Home’s Audio and Video Entertainment Outdoors

It’s been a wet, cold, and not-so-sunny winter in Dallas this season. But this is Texas, and we know that warm weather and sunnier days are just around the corner. With warmer weather, we can plan to spend more time outside. The pool may not warm up till May, but there will be beautiful Spring weather to enjoy on the patio. Whether your thing is relaxing outside with a good book, working on planting some new annuals or tending to a rose garden, or enjoying a meal outside with friends and family, the great outdoors beckons.

While we enjoy our outdoor spaces, the lure of our home’s audio and video entertainment sometimes keeps us inside. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The same entertainment sources that you have in the family or media room or anywhere else – TV, streaming music and video, your music collection – can all be enjoyed outside with the right additions to your home audio video system.

TAGS: Audio Video Distribution | outdoor audio video | outdoor speakers | Sonance | Sunbrite

A Remodel Is a Perfect Time To Install Home Automation

Modernize Your House With These Smart Home Ideas

A Remodel Is a Perfect Time To Install Home Automation

If you're planning on remodeling a house, most likely you have several goals in mind for your new abode.  More than likely, you are updating kitchens and baths, as those are the areas that often get the most attention and return the most for your remodeling investment. If it's a full remodel, you may be gutting the interior or even adding on square footage, all of which is a significant project.

Regardless of the size of the project, any time you are moving walls, changing trim, upgrading electrical wiring, or replacing cabinets and plumbing, there is a perfect opportunity to install smart home automation.

Nothing updates a home more than installing current home automation capabilities. According to recent data from the National Association of Home Builders, 7-12% of home remodeling projects go to electronics.  Much of this is going to smart home upgrades in lighting, climate control, entertainment, security, and here in Texas, smart shading and pool control as well.

If you are planning a renovation or remodel in the Park Cities, now is the perfect time to integrate a smart home automation system to modernize your property fully.

TAGS: AV Distribution | Savant | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control | Smart Lighting | Smart Security

The Four Main Benefits of Home Lighting Control

Saving Energy Is Just the Start

The Four Main Benefits of Home Lighting Control

What is home lighting control?  It can take many forms, from the use of simple dimmers in an area to full-fledged automation of inside and outside lighting throughout your house.  You might think that saving energy is a key benefit of lighting control, and you would be correct – but there’s more to it than that. 

There are several other reasons why you might want to invest in lighting control in your Lucas home.  And while you can start with just one room or area, the benefits compound if you extend lighting control to your entire house, inside and out. 

Intrigued about the possibilities?  Read on to learn more.

TAGS: Home Automation System | Lighting Control System | Lutron | Smart Lighting System

 

 

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604 E North Central Expressway
Allen, Texas 75013
phone:  (972) 250-0006

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10606 Hempstead Road Suite 142
Houston, Texas 77092
phone:  (832) 649-7658