Homeowners are discovering just how important it is to control their indoor environment at home – and the growing number of ways to make this happen. As new technologies develop, different areas of a home can have distinct temperature and humidity levels based on the comfort of each occupant. The use of smart controls to manage your air conditioning and heating is a given in most new homes, but additional automated technologies are becoming available to give consumers unprecedented control over the indoor quality of every space in their home.
Why You Need to Upgrade Your Smart Home System
Whether your reasons are pragmatic, such as better weatherproofing throughout the home, or seek a visually enhanced interior with better control options, there is something for everyone when it comes to smart home controls. And upgrading the way that you control your indoor environment:
- Creates a more comfortable living space for you and your family
- Brings diverse technologies together in a single system
- Can be adjusted as your needs change down the road
Today’s smart home systems are designed to address just about anything about the indoor climate that matters to you. For instance, an imbalance of humidity is not only uncomfortable but can damage furniture and lead to negative health effects. But reasons for upgrading your system may vary from wanting to limit indoor air pollution to creating a more luxurious experience for your family and guests, to boosting your efficiency and lowering your bills.
The three best ways to transform any indoor space:
1. Intelligent Indoor Climate Control
Taking control of a home’s indoor climate is a win-win for any homeowner, since managing the different areas of your indoor environment can immediately reduce waste and help lower energy bills while adding a layer of convenience to your routine. With a control system that is both more sophisticated and simpler to use, this is a go-to area for folks wanting a simple way to boost the value of their home.
Integrating your HVAC into a smart home system gives you complete automated climate control any time, while allowing you to easily manage temperatures from any room in your home, as well as anywhere in the world. Working with a smart home expert to install an automated climate control system will provide optimal results that addresses the needs of each member of your family.
2. Automated Window Shades
One of the simplest ways to add beauty, value and effortless control is by upgrading your window treatments. Many people are surprised at the impact that installing smart window treatments can have on keeping a room the ideal temperature. A highly rated product such as Lutron Motorized & Automated Shades will be better at reducing solar heat coming through the windows, so it’s important to go with a highly rated, proven technology that will be an elegant addition to your space.
No matter the type of interior, stylish motorized shades allow you to manage daylight and privacy with the touch of a button. Combined with home automation, they can be programmed to open or close at different times of the day to keep the sun’s heat out or allow it in. Using a proven brand ensures the shades will fit tightly, meaning no gaps at the sides of the window frame, and that the technology will stand the test of time.
3. Smart Lighting
Advanced LEDs are able to create whatever atmosphere you’re looking for while producing less energy and using less electricity than those of the past. Whether the goal is to improve illumination in your new home office or more options for entertainment purposes, the latest lighting products make multiple shades and color temperatures available in a single bulb. And like the other items on this list, it’s helpful to get products that can be integrated into your multi-room automation system so that any of these items can be accessed and adjusted with ease.
Any smart home system from MediaTech will be designed to meet your individual needs and aesthetics. We do all kinds of fully integrated Smart Home systems incorporating everything from audio & video media systems to climate control, lighting control and surveillance. Our team of specialists can ensure that you get the system that works best in your space, from single‐room solutions to whole‐house systems.
Call us at 630.444.0011 to set up a free consultation today.