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Articles tagged with: Smart Home Automation

Stay Warm on Frosty Nights with Smart Temperature Control

An Automated Thermostat Can Make Your Home More Comfortable While Saving You Money

Stay Warm on Frosty Nights with Smart Temperature Control

It’s no secret that Colorado winters can last well into the spring months of March and April, leaving you with many days of freezing temperatures ahead. This can make for some unpleasant days, especially if you come home and your house is also frigid.

TAGS: Nest | Smart Home Automation | temperature control | Temperature Control Steamboat Springs CO

Motorized Shades: A Treat for Your Windows This Winter

Learn More About the Unexpected Bonuses of Automated Shades

Motorized Shades: A Treat for Your Windows This Winter

Automated shades obviously provide an effortless way to raise and lower the shades in your home. But did you know they can also conserve energy, boost your mood, ensure safety, and much more? Keep reading to see the many unexpected benefits of motorized shades in your Steamboat Springs, CO home, and why they’re really beneficial during the winter season.

TAGS: Home Automation | Home Lighting Control | Lighting and Shading Control | Lighting Control | Motorized Shades | Smart Home Automation

5 Overlooked Smart Home Technologies That Enhance Everyday Life

Check out these devices to find new ways to relax in comfort at home

5 Overlooked Smart Home Technologies That Enhance Everyday Life

Smart home automation can take many forms and include many different devices. Common applications for home automation include home theaters, home audio systems and lighting control. But there’s so much more to home automation, including devices and systems you likely haven’t yet considered. At Control Designer, we want to make your experience at home as pleasant as possible, so we’ve put together this list of home automation systems that you may have overlooked but would make a great fit for your Steamboat Springs home.

TAGS: home intercom | motorized shades | Smart home automation | smart security

Low Voltage Wiring – The Backbone of a Smart Home

Don’t Forget Low Voltage Needs in the Design Process

Low Voltage Wiring – The Backbone of a Smart Home

In the process of designing a new project, low voltage wiring planning often gets overlooked.

Often the problem is that low voltage requirements get lost in working through design issues with homeowners and builders. Often the thought is that it’s something that can be fixed later – but that may lead to unexpected compromises.

Today’s smart homes have many devices that will need to be enabled through low voltage wiring. Let’s explore the advantages of bringing in a local Steamboat Springs home systems expert – like us – early in your design process, to avoid problems later. 

TAGS: Design-Build | Low Voltage Wiring | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Design