How Day to Day Can Improve with Smart Home Technology
TAGS: Smart Home | Smart Home Automation | smart home technology
There’s no doubt that home automation systems have cool-factor. Like magic, you can wow friends by instructing your house to open the blinds, play music, and turn on the hot tub automatically. Hundreds of miles away from home, you can check your security system or turn off the thermostat. But home automation systems are more than fun; there are real benefits that can improve many facets of your day to day.
If you’re curious about adding a home automation system to your home in Lucas, Texas or the surrounding area, continue reading to learn the surprising ways it can enrich your lifestyle.
Take Advantage of the Light When You Want It
TAGS: Lighting Control System | Lutron | Motorized Window Treatments | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home 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.
Modernize Your House With These Smart Home Ideas
TAGS: AV Distribution | Savant | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Control | Smart Lighting | Smart Security
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.
Explore The Unique Features of Savant Systems
TAGS: Savant Pro | Smart Home Automation | Voice Control | Whole Home Audio
We’ve written on these pages before about smart home automation systems. Technology that makes it easier to manage your home’s functions, like security, lighting, climate, motorized shades, and entertainment equipment. If it seems to you that home automation vendors seem more alike than different, you would be correct in that their shared goals are to make it easier to manage your home.
All of the major systems provide similar functionality. But there are differences in how they do it, and those differences can matter based on your lifestyle, the size and scope of your property, and how you like do things.
Those differences can manifest themselves in the ease of setting up and programming the system, expanding it in the future, and the ability to integrate new devices and capabilities that are emerging every year.
Texas Custom AV partners with Savant Systems for our smart home automation projects. We believe that Savant is an easy to use yet supremely powerful solution that scales from an updated ranch house in Preston Hollow to the most luxurious mansion in Highland Park.
Read on to learn more about the unique features of Savant home automation systems that make it perfect for your Dallas home.