Smart Climate Control: Another Way to Make Your Home Smarter

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Take Control of Your Home’s Heating and Air System with the Touch of a Button

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a thermostat that adjusts to your schedule and changes with the weather? When you have a smart climate control system, your home in Baton Rouge, LA, becomes more intelligent – making you more comfortable. Not only does an automated climate control system to learn from your routines, but it also works in sync with your motorized shades to achieve the optimal temperature in your home all year long.

Adjusting your thermostat throughout the day is now a thing of the past. Read our blog to find out how smart climate control makes your life more enjoyable.

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Experience the Luxury of Motorized Window Treatments

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Tame the Sun, Insects, and Heat with High-Performing Indoor and Outdoor Shades

You love your home, your lawn, and the little things in life that make it all worthwhile. But what about your window treatments? Something as basic as a shade or blind says a lot about your personal style, and it affects the ambiance of your home in New Orleans. Don’t let old shades drag down the divine décor in your rooms or outdoor spaces. Instead, switch to stylish, high-performing motorized window treatments.

Motorized shades, both indoor and outdoor, give you complete light, heat, and insect control by simply touching a button. You’ll enjoy improved comfort, added beauty, and more energy savings as well. In addition, there are so many styles to choose from. Lutron offers a wide selection, so you never need to feel limited. Read our blog to discover how motorized window treatments can update the appearance of your home.

 

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What You Need to Know About Budgeting Your Smart Home Project

Design Your Dream Home in the Most Efficient Way Possible

The rising popularity of IoT devices has made it easier than ever to embrace the power of smart home control. Once considered a niche industry, smart homes have gone mainstream. With so many options available now, it can be tough for people to navigate this terrain without a little bit of help. Having a smart home professional on hand will make a huge difference.

To get the most out of this emerging technology in your Baton Rouge, LA home, you want to have a professional installation. Integrated homes get all your devices working together and let you manage them all from one central interface—like the brand new Control4 OS 3. The next step after choosing to upgrade to a custom smart home is figuring out the best way to budget for success.

SEE MORE: 17 Questions to Determine if You’re Ready for a Smart Home

Network Infrastructure

A smart home functions in part by getting all your devices to communicate with each other through your network. So, a big bulk of your budget needs to go to bolstering both your hardwired and wireless connections. There also need to be security measures included like firewalls and encryption to keep anyone from hacking your devices.

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How to Make Your Daily Tasks Simple with Smart Home Control

Make life easier around your New Orleans home with new automation technology

 As more and more technology finds its way into our lives, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the different devices in our homes. Our TVs, speakers, computers, gaming consoles, phones, tablets and even some appliances are all smart devices now, delivering a constant stream of notifications, feedback and information.

What if there was a way to link devices into one cohesive network you could control simply from one device anywhere in your home? This is the promise of home automation, particularly smart home control. With the right smart home control system, simplify everyday chores around your New Orleans home and enjoy a more relaxed, more comfortable lifestyle.

Here are five devices that can be linked to a control system to give you control over your home technology again.

SEE ALSO: Home Automation System Trends to Watch for in 2019 

MOTORIZED SHADES

Adjusting your home’s shades may not be a physically daunting task, but it is time-consuming. Motorized shades can be controlled remotely from your bed or couch, so you don’t have to get up to adjust them all the time. You can also program your shades to adjust themselves automatically based on a premade schedule or by following the sun’s path through the sky.

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3 Stylish Spring Updates That Actually Save You Money

Everything you need to know about motorized shades and automated lighting

 It’s getting warmer in Louisiana and it might be time for some smart home spring cleaning. Though smart home technology is a significant upfront investment, it can truly pay off in the long run: You’ll see excellent returns via economic and energy savings to justify the cost. Not to mention you’ll enjoy these features as soon as we install them. Today, we’ll specifically discuss motorized shades, automated lighting and outdoor updates.

 Are you ready to freshen up your Baton Rouge, LA, home for spring? Keep reading to see our suggestions that enhance your home’s aesthetic while saving you money.

SEE ALSO: 3 Smart Lighting Control Benefits That Might Surprise You 

Motorized Shades

We can’t think of a more stylish, customizable example of conserving resources than motorized shades. You conserve resources just by changing your drapery -- and we’ll help you find the color, texture and fabric that matches your home. Read this blog for a comprehensive list of QMotion designs that Acadian Custom installs!

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3 Smart Lighting Control Benefits That Will Surprise You

The Secret Reasons Why Lighting Control Is a Bright Idea

Our customers have enjoyed lighting control benefits that have enhanced their comfort and sense of convenience within their Baton Rouge, LA, homes. Sure, we love hitting one button and turning off the lights downstairs when we’re cozy in our bedroom, but what about the hidden advantages a smart lighting user has?

We want to highlight those less-discussed benefits of lighting control in this blog. Keep reading to see which perks should make you look more closely at installing an automated lighting system.

SEE ALSO: How Can Smart Lighting Control Benefit Your Health? 

You’re Can Conserve More Energy

You can change the world one light bulb at a time, in more ways than one. Just by using the LED bulbs necessary in a lighting control installation, you’re cutting energy costs by up to an impressive 90 percent.

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How Can Home Automation Enhance Your Outdoor Space?

Upgrade Your Baton Rouge Property with A Home Automation System

 One of the benefits of living in Baton Rouge is having the opportunity to take advantage of your outdoor space all year round, and a home automation system helps you make the most out of your patio, deck, or pool area.

Want to expand the range of your sound system? Put up shades to block out the sun and bugs? Control the temperature of your pool from your smartphone?

Smart home automation makes it all possible, maximizing the convenience and functionality of your space while impressing guests with sleek integrated technology. Read on to discover how a home automation system can make your outdoors greater than ever.

 SEE ALSO: The Best Tool To Maintain Your Home Automation System 

Increase Comfort with Automated Shades

The Louisiana sun can be brutal, but you can shield yourself from the blazing heat with automated shades. Setting shades up around the perimeter of common areas keeps those spaces cool, and they can be set to lower or raise depending on the time of day so you always have coverage. Shades also protect against harmful UV rays and bugs, making it easier to relax without worrying about burns or bites.

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Maximize Your Smart Home Security with Control4 Automation [Video]


Gain Peace of Mind from Louisiana’s Only Control4 Diamond Dealer

 
With nearly 35,000 burglaries a year in Louisiana, how do you protect your family and belongings? Luxury homeowners have made a significant investment to create a high-end property, and more importantly, they want to ensure that their families will be safe and secure in the event of an attempted break-in. The Control4 smart home system offers a variety of features to put your worries at ease.

Acadian Home Entertainment & Automation is Louisiana’s only Diamond Control4 dealer, an honor we’ve received because we’re committed to detail-oriented, personalized custom installations. We want our clients to live without fear, and here are some ways a Control4 system can enhance your Lafayette home’s security with an intuitive, comprehensive control network.

 
See also: Consider These Benefits Of A Professional Security System
 
Fortify Your Home with Lock and Sensor Control
The bigger the home, the more potential weak spots in security, and it can be difficult to make sure you’ve locked every door before leaving the house. Control4 allows you to access all the locks and sensors on your property, and if you’ve accidentally left a door unlocked, all it takes is a tap to lock it again. Do you tend to leave your garage door open? A Control4 system can be programmed to shut it automatically if it’s lifted for an extended period, and that time frame is easy to change if you need to keep the door up longer. Check out the video below to see just how simple it is to keep track of locks and sensors with Control 4.

 


 
Automatically Activate Lights and Sound to Ward Off Intruders
The quickest way to get a burglar off your property is to let them know they can be seen, and sensors around the home can turn on lights and sound if they detect a human intruder. Flashing lights and a message warning that you’ve contacted the authorities will stop the trespasser before they reach your door. Remember the scene in Home Alone when Kevin sets up an elaborate fake party in his house to fool the burglars? It’s possible to achieve the same effect with far less effort thanks to home automation, and Control4 can be programmed with a lighting scene that makes your home appear occupied if you're away on vacation. You could even incorporate audio to sell the illusion further.

 
See also: 5 Perks Of Using Professional Surveillance Cameras
 
Keep an Eye on Your Property with Surveillance Cameras
Seeing real-time footage of your property is the best way to monitor it, and setting up security cameras lets you know if there are any unwanted visitors on the property. Because privacy is an increasingly important concern, Acadian can also install a trustworthy Firewall to ensure that no one has access to this network except for authorized users. Cameras can be installed both inside and outside your home, and the video below showcases how Control4 serves as a central hub to navigate each different surveillance sector.

 


 
These are just a few of the many features Control4 offers to enrich your Lafayette smart home, and you can contact Acadian Home Entertainment to learn more about their services from Louisiana’s most acclaimed Control4 dealer.
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How to Incorporate Lighting into Your Interior Design

Professional Lighting for New Orleans Homeowners

Lighting is a necessity, and you may not think twice about how and where it functions in your New Orleans, Louisiana home. However, lighting is a big part of the aesthetic in your home. Interior designers often plan and design the lighting first before adding in colors and furnishings. The reason is that the right lighting sets the stage for a beautiful home. You may think that smart home automation is all about control and convenience, but it’s about style too. In this blog, we’ll cover the finer points on how to incorporate lighting control into your interior design.

SEE ALSO: How to Customize Your Home Lighting in Baton Rouge 

Interior Lighting Tips

When you hire Acadian Home Theater & Automation to install your lighting, we go above and beyond to make your home look as beautiful as possible. Our team can strategically place your lights in the right spots to not only illuminate your spaces but also highlight and complement décor.

For example, a chandelier or detailed lighting fixture hanging above your dining room table is not only a piece of art in your home, but it also provides a romantic ambiance for a meal. Dimmers help establish the right ambiance, or mood, by brightening the room for a party, or lowering it for a relaxing night in.

We can also install accent lighting around your art pieces, like sculptures and paintings, to highlight the detail in the artist's work. With our lighting control systems, you can even hit a button on your mobile device to enact specific scenes when the time is right. Having cocktails with work friends? Hit "Entertain" and the accent lighting turns on to highlight your beautiful art collection, the overhead lights dim down to mid-level for a cozy ambiance, and your front porch light stays lit as visitors approach your home. The best benefit of all is that we'll work with you every step of the process to create the right lighting scheme that works best for every room, from home theaters, kitchens, bedrooms, and more.

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The Best Benefits of Lighting Control

Enjoy These Features in Your Lafayette HomeLighting control is one of the most sought-after features in a smart home – mainly because it is so convenient. There are actually many benefits you may not even know about. Installing smart lighting will not only make your home look bright and beautiful, but it can also help your family save energy, money, and increase safety in your Lafayette, LA home. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Save EnergyAccording to Lutron, installing dimmers in your home can you up to 20% on energy. The reason for this is that dimmers allow you to lower your lighting levels so they don’t turn on to full capacity every time to lift a switch. Dimming lights down to at least 30% can dramatically increase your energy savings and affect your electric bill. Lighting uses up the most energy, followed by the heating and cooling system, and then electronics, so this is the biggest area for savings. Another way to save energy with lighting is by adding occupancy sensors. Timers were quite popular at one point, but occupancy sensors work even better by detecting when a person is in the room. As soon as you leave, the lights shut off. Electricity will never be wasted and you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

2. Save TimeTime is precious; most of us have busy schedules. We’re always running in and out of the house. You probably spend a fair amount of time running around the house turning off all the lights before you leave, and if you’re in a hurry, the lights stay on and you waste energy. You can save time and energy by using lighting controls that tie all of your lights together. Imagine hitting one button at the front door before you leave in the morning and all of the lights turn off. Not to mention, it’s extremely convenient to be able to hit one button on your phone or wall to light up your home, or get ready for bed.

3. Save Your HomeBelieve it or not, lights can play a part in protecting your home from intruders. Place lights with sensors around the perimeter of your home so they turn on when a person approaches. If a stranger walks up in the middle of the night, you’ll be alerted with the light immediately, and it will likely deter them from continuing. We can also integrate lights with your security system so lights turn on with the alarm if it’s ever triggered in the evening. As a precautionary measure, our team can also create a “mockupancy” setting that turns lights on and off at varying times to make it seem as if a person is home while you are away. Robbers will think twice about entering you home if they think someone is there.

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3 Reasons Motorized Shades Are Worth Your Investment

Enjoy These Smart Features in Your Baton Rouge HomeWe all love staying connected today and using our phones for many different activities. Today you can brew a cup of coffee, start the laundry, and roast a turkey with your iPhone. And while these smart items may look and sound cool, there are some other more pragmatic connected systems you should consider investing in for your Baton Rouge, LA home. Motorized shades, for one, are not only convenient to control with a mobile device, but they can also help you save energy, protect your home, and simplify your lifestyle. Here are our top three reasons why we recommend you invest in our smart shading solutions.

SEE ALSO: QMotion Motorized Shades Bring Big Benefits to Your Louisiana Home#1: Save EnergySure caring about the environment seems super trendy right now, but you’ll be surprised by how easy it can be to save energy. Making your home “green” may seem overwhelming and complicated, but in reality, all you need is a plan on how to make the most of your home electronics. Since you can control your shades with your phone, you can easily raise and lower them at any time of day to take pressure off your HVAC system. Lower solar shades, which block UV rays, during the day and keep the house cool without even turning the AC on. We can put your shades on a schedule so they raise and lower at specific times of day, or put sensors in place that detect the sun and trigger them to work when they detect sunlight. Our motorized shades can be integrated with smart lighting and your thermostat to save even more energy. We’ll help you create an energy-saving plan that will not only save our planet’s precious resources, but also lower costs on monthly utilities.

#2: Save TimeWhether you have a lot of windows or not, opening and closing shades can be quite time consuming. Not to mention, it can be frustrating if those windows are hard to reach. Many homes have skylights or high windows to create a more open and airy feel. Connecting your shades to a wireless remote or mobile device allows you to quickly open and close them at any time – even if you’re not in the house! You can group rooms together so all you have to do is hit one button an activate them, or control each and every one. For example, help wake up your kids in the morning by opening all the shades in the bedrooms and letting in the morning sun. Close them all as you leave the house for work. We can also install double roller applications, which include two different types of shades for one window. Lower the solar shade during the day, and the blackout shades at night. Switch them quickly and easily just by hitting a button. You won’t have to wrestle with those blinds anymore, or reach over far to close the drapes.

#3 Protect Your HomeYou probably wouldn’t naturally think that shades could help protect your home, but you can use them in coordination with a security system. First, shades add privacy keeping onlookers from peering into your home, and they also make you feel safer. Second, shades can be coordinated with audio, video, and lights to make it seem as if someone is home while you are away. The shades will go up and down at varying times to simulate your normal habits. Potential invaders will stay away thinking you are there.

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QMotion Motorized Shades Bring Big Benefits to Your Louisiana Home

Discover all the Possibilities of having Automated Shades in Your Covington HouseQMotion’s award-winning automated shades are a quick and easy way to incorporate automation technology into your Covington, LA home. They run on battery power and have exclusive patented features that can enhance all of your spaces. Not only will you reap big benefits when we install QMotion, but you’ll also have a lot of options when it comes to accenting and your home’s interior design.

SEE ALSO: How to Customize Your Home Lighting in Baton RougeHere are some of the different QMotion products we have to offer.

Honeycomb ShadesFeaturing an accordion design, honeycomb shades can be controlled via an app on a mobile device – like a smartphone or tablet – or a simple remote control. All you have to do is click—activating the battery-powered motor. This line of motorized shades has nine different colors of head rail covers and bottom rails. You can choose from a variety of fabrics as well, including sheer, semi-transparent, and blackout to meet all of your needs.

Roller ShadesRoller Shades have a more sleek and simple style and include an elegant fabric selection. They are exceptionally quiet so you won’t hear a loud hum when they come down. It combines low-voltage power and D-cell batteries to power the automation, and can last up to five years. The batteries are easily replaceable as well. These award-winning shades would be a beautiful and beneficial addition to any room in your home.

Motorized DraperiesIf you prefer curtains, Acadian Home Theater and Automation can incorporate them into your home’s design too. QMotion’s patented motorized drape technology features a sophisticated battery-operated rod that is both quiet and hides unsightly wires and bulky hardware. This is the first and only track-less motorized drapery rod on the market. Use the touch wand activation technology to manually control the drapes if needed, or a simple remote. Conveniently control your drapes with your mobile devices too, so it’s easy to let sunlight in from those tall, hard-to-reach windows. You’ll be able to save energy and add convenience to your property without sacrificing style and beauty.

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How to Customize Your Home Lighting in Baton Rouge


The Essentials of Lighting Control

With so many amazing home technologies today, you may wonder what is so special about lighting control. This basic function is one of the more overlooked solutions in the smart home automation world, but you can actually reap big benefits with a new lighting installation in your Baton Rouge, Louisiana home. Custom lighting controls allow you to save energy, money and time. Here are some incredible features you may enjoy.



SEE ALSO: QMotion Motorized Shades Bring Big Benefits to Your Louisiana Home
Create Special Scenes
One way to make your home uniquely yours is to install one-of-a-kind fixtures, like chandeliers or modern-design lights. But you can also tailor your home with lighting control technology. Pair you lighting levels with other actions and then save them as a scene. All you have to do is open an app on your mobile device, select the brightness of light in the room you want to be in, and then add any other settings as well. Here are some examples:

“Good Morning Scene” – Wake up to the same scene every day by saving certain lighting levels. As your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. the lights slowly get brighter and brighter as the shades lift and the TV turns on so you can catch the morning news. You can wake up the whole house by programming actions for every room.

“Away” – Hit the “away” scene as you leave the house and all the lights turn off, the shades come down, and the alarm sets. By coordinating timers, dimmers, sensors, and these special scenes you’ll save a lot of money on utility bills and save energy.

“Movie Time” – It’s Friday and you want to unwind with a fun flick. Hit the “movie time” button and watch the lights softly dim all the way down to prevent glare on the screen, the shades draw, and the TV turn on to your favorite movie channel.

Install Custom Keypads and Dimmers
Though all of your lighting controls are easily accessible with an app on your mobile device, we can also install custom keypads on the walls so you can easily access any scene you like with the touch of a button. After all, it’s nice to have the best of both worlds – wireless access and physical controls. Your keypads can display a good morning scene, all off, all on, and also have a dimmer beside it so you can manually adjust it yourself. Our keypads come in various colors and styles so that they look beautiful with any wall color.

Create a beautiful lighting design with our customized solutions. Contact us by filling out this online form.
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