Smart technology has become more popular in the past several years, and for a good reason: It adds convenience and luxury to your lifestyle. Home automation takes this a step further by allowing you to control all your smart technology from a single centralized location.
Control4 offers a variety of intuitive solutions for any home. Reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills using your home automation system to make your life more energy-efficient. If you’re looking to live greener with smart home automation and create a safer environment for your family in Ashland, OR, read on below!
Automated window treatments add convenience and energy savings to your home. About 30% of your heat is lost through windows and doors. Motorized shades provide insulation to keep the heat in, giving your HVAC system a much-needed break. Plus, when integrated with your Control4 system, you can maximize the use of your shades for optimal climate control.
Set your shades to open and close automatically on a preset schedule or with the sunrise and sunset. You can also pair them with temperature sensors that trigger your shades to close when a room gets too warm in the summer from incoming sunlight. On sunny winter days, open all the shades on the sun-facing side of your home with a quick button tap to naturally warm your spaces without overworking the heater.
Best of all, monitor and adjust all your shades from anywhere—whether you’re on the couch in the living room or away from the house. Using the Control4 mobile app, you can quickly view the status of your shades and adjust them with ease to ensure your home is better insulated year-round.
With lighting control from Control4, you can turn off every light in your home with just the tap of a button, making it easy to get out the door for work in the morning without having to worry if you left a light on. If you’re concerned that you left a light on, simply open your Control4 app and turn off any stray lights from anywhere in the world. Occupancy sensors can bring further peace of mind by automatically turning off lights when no one is in a room. Effortlessly ensure that you aren't wasting energy without having to lift a finger.
You can also take advantage of daylight harvesting by pairing light sensors with your light control system. Daylight harvesting is the practice of using natural sunlight to offset the amount of artificial lighting needed to illuminate a space. A daylight harvesting solution automatically adjusts the brightness of your artificial lights based on the amount of natural lighting in a room. When lots of natural light floods a space, your lights will stay off or dimmed. As natural light fades into the evening, your lights will gradually brighten. This strategy is not only energy-efficient, but it grants you complete hands-free control!
Smart home technology can even help you prevent a potential disaster in the future. Dead batteries cause 24% of the smoke alarm failures that lead to home fires and fire deaths, but most people don’t realize their batteries are low before it’s too late. Upgrade to a smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector that can test battery levels on its own and notify you when it’s time to replace the batteries. You’ll also receive real-time alerts via your smartphone when your smoke detector senses harmful fumes while you’re away so that you don’t find out about a potential fire after it’s too late.
Alerts aren’t limited to just smoke and carbon monoxide. With the right sensors in place, your Control4 system can alert you of other significant events. For example, a smart water valve and integrated sensors can alert you of a potential leak and allow you to remotely turn off your water. A smart thermostat and temperature sensors can alert you of a significant change in temperature and allow you to remotely turn off your thermostat to avoid unnecessary energy costs. Your system protects your home on a wide variety of fronts.
Ready to live greener and create a safe place for family in the future with smart technology? Contact Technology Design Associates to plan your project! For a free consultation, call 541-948-5095 or fill out our online form to get started. We would love to hear from you!
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