Why Are Motorized Blinds An Essential Smart Home Feature?

Why Are Motorized Blinds An Essential Smart Home Feature?

Learn The Benefits Of Motorized Blinds For Your Hinsdale Home At our Technology & Design Expo in July, representatives from the smart lighting company Lutron explained to visitors about motorized blinds and shades that are taking the smart home industry by storm, rapidly growing in popularity in residential markets after becoming a fixture of commercial spaces. Offices, stores, and restaurants have been taking advantage of motorized window treatments for years, and Barrett’s is proud to partner with Lutron to bring smooth, whisper-quiet blinds and shades to homeowners in Hinsdale and the greater Chicagoland area. Why has this smart home device seen such a popularity boost in recent years? Because it hits three critical aspects of automated technology: beauty, comfort, and convenience. Keep reading to learn why motorized blinds and shades are a must-have technology for your Hinsdale smart home. SEE ALSO: Get More Stunning Window Treatments with Motorized Shades Enhance Your Home’s Design Much of your home’s atmosphere comes from the lighting, and motorized blinds and shades give you more control of your home’s appearance by regulating how much natural light enters your space. Program your window treatments to automatically adjust throughout the day to match the sun’s movement, or set specific scenes that reposition your shades and change your smart lighting configuration at the same time. The treatments themselves are elegant and fully customizable to match the décor of your home, and there’s a wow factor when you pull out your smartphone and push a button to have all of your blinds change their position simultaneously. Because you have such precise control, you can get creative with how...
How Can Lutron Lighting Control Lower Your Energy Bill?

How Can Lutron Lighting Control Lower Your Energy Bill?

Lutron Helps Minimize Your Hinsdale Home’s Carbon Footprint Your energy bill is only getting bigger as your Hinsdale home gains new devices that are consistently using electricity, so if there’s a piece of smart technology that can help you save on your power usage each month, you want it for your house. Lights are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to energy usage, but with Lutron lighting control, you can make home-wide adjustments that conserve electricity. Read on to learn how Lutron smart lighting can help you lower your utility spending and improve the functionality of your home. SEE ALSO: Does Your Lighting System Make Your Life More Luxurious? Dim the Lights, Up the Savings Dimming plays an integral part in reducing energy consumption, and it also extends the life of your bulbs. Dimming a light 10% uses 10% less energy and makes the bulb last twice as long. The consumption-to-dimming ratio isn’t quite 1:1—dimming 50-75% cuts energy usage by 40-60%—but the longevity of the bulb can increase by more than 20 times with significant dimming. Automatically Darken Empty Rooms Lights don’t have to be on at full blast if there’s no one in a room, and occupancy sensors make automatic adjustments when spaces are empty for a specific length of time. This can mean turning off the lights completely or dimming the brightness to keep a space illuminated while minimizing the electricity used. Turn Off the Lights from Anywhere If you have a rushed morning routine, it can be easy to forget to shut off the lights before you leave the house for work. With Lutron...
Savant Home Automation: Power at Your Fingertips

Savant Home Automation: Power at Your Fingertips

Can You Control Your Home with an App? With a Savant System, the Answer is Yes Imagine this scene: you’re reading an enticing new book a colleague recommended. You’ve just reached the chapter that could have a huge impact on your business, and a glare from the Gold Coast sun hits your eye. You could get up from your seat and fix the problem, breaking your concentration. Or, you could use an app on your phone that accesses your Savant home automation to adjust your motorized shades, set your lights to the perfect reading level, and get back to the latest insights before you know it. In the second scenario, the controls to managing your home are right at your fingertips, saving you valuable time and energy. Keep reading to learn more about how the Savant home automation system and app combine to make your life easier and more efficient. See Also: Which Home Automation System is Right for Me?   Control  It’s no secret that Savant provides total control of your home. The app is a means of providing more personalized and convenient control of your system. You can view your home’s technology systems at a glance on your phone and make an adjustment with a single touch. Rather than getting up to adjust your system from the in-wall panel, or manually adjusting each product, simply use the app to manage any aspect of it at your convenience. Is there a glare on your TV screen? Just lower your motorized shades with your phone or tablet. Set up scenes for your home, such as “Away” or “Relax” to...