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Three Ways Automation Can Make Your Home More Efficient This Summer

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Three Ways Automation Can Make Your Home More Efficient This Summer

With summer temperatures across the southern U.S. setting records in some areas, we know we’re in for some scorchers in Georgia and Milton. But even if it’s a little hotter than usual, it’s not a surprise. However, wouldn’t it be nice to save a little money on energy costs in the current economic climate? 

You can with the help of a home automation company. A smart home system can synchronize your lighting, window treatments, and climate control for a cooler, more comfortable, and efficient summer season. Keep reading below to see how!

What Can a Home Automation Company Do for You?

Smart Lighting Control

Lights are often left on during the day. While today’s LED lighting is highly efficient, even if most or all of your house is using LED, it can still use significant energy. A home automation system can manage lighting in several ways. If you keep a fairly set schedule, you can automate your lights via schedules. For example, you can turn your outside lights on and off at sunset and sunrise and turn lights off automatically when you’re at work. For even finer control, you can use occupancy sensors that detect when someone isn’t in a room to turn off lights. You might be surprised at how much you can save with more efficient lighting control, plus it’s good for the environment.

Smart Shading

Summer can bring lots of heat gain through windows, forcing your air conditioning system to work longer. With automated window treatments, you can close blinds or shades when the sun is streaming through a part of your house. You can use schedules to totally or partially adjust window treatments to your preferences. Smart window treatments and automation can let you take advantage of natural light for less light usage and help your AC work smarter. 

Smart Home Automation

The real benefits of automation come when you put it all together. A good smart home control system like Control4 can orchestrate your climate control, shading, and lighting to work together - and even ceiling fans. Plus, you can have settings for all of these based on activities or when you are home. 

Your system can detect when you are away and set everything up for maximum efficiency - a higher temperature, drawn shades, and only lights on for safety and security. You can create one-touch scenes that set up parts of your house for optimum comfort and efficiency. If you are cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you’ll want a well-lit and well-cooled space. When you’re done, another touch can return settings to something more efficient. The possibilities for managing a smart home to your desires and needs are nearly endless. 

Looking to beat the heat, increase comfort, and have a more efficient home too? We invite you to visit our 20,000-square-foot Marietta showroom, reach out to us here, or click the chat below to connect with us. We would love to help you!