Smart Saving With Home Lighting Control
Lighting and Shading Solutions to Help You Go Green
If you’ve been following our blog, you know that adding different types of lighting fixtures to your indoor and outdoor spaces can save you time, effort and energy. But home lighting control offers plenty of ways to reduce the carbon footprint in your Delaware Valley property as well. Not only do you get one-touch controls of the lighting, but additional benefits like motorized shading add beauty while reducing energy usage. Read on to find out more.
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Whether you want to reduce costs or protect the environment, the easiest way to save energy is by lowering the lights when you don’t need them. According to Lutron, you can quickly save up to 30 percent on your monthly energy expenditures by just adding dimmers to your system.
In addition to dimmers, you can take advantage of the summer sun with a daylight harvesting system. Basically, the system reacts to natural light and adjust the use of artificial light automatically. When the sun is out late, you don’t have to waste electricity powering your lights.
A closely related cousin of the integrated lighting system is smart shading. More than just a way to add color to your spaces (though they do come in a variety of colors, fabrics, textures and designs that allow you to express your personal style) motorized window treatments help save energy and reduce damage to your home’s interior.
First, smart shading can reduce solar heat gain, meaning your AC won’t have to work overtime to cool your space. Different materials can create different effects, from translucent shades that offer privacy without impeding visibility to blackout shades that completely block the outside world. Both are great ways to keep the temperature down.
Moreover, motorized treatments can work with your daylight harvesting system to allow more light in. For instance, when the sun comes up in the morning, the shades can automatically rise. Not only do you have a pleasant way to start your day, but you also have a system that will take advantage of every second of sunlight.
Are you ready to enjoy a property that’s more efficient and private? Smart shading and home lighting controls offer customizable, one-touch controls that help save you energy. Contact us today for more integrated solutions that help you go green.