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Smart technologies are transforming our everyday lives, changing how we control our lighting, entertainment systems, and the temperature and humidity of our homes. What once required manual adjustments can now be controlled with one touch or voice activation. Today, maintaining a comfortable home that's beautiful and energy-efficient has become effortless. 

At Simply Automated, we partner with some of the leading brands in home automation and pride ourselves on offering solutions for every client, no matter the size of their home or budget. One of these brands is PowerShades. 

Let’s look at what their motorized window treatments can do for your home in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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Simplicity and Savings

A “smart home” is smart because of your home’s network that connects all electric devices to the internet and each other. This enables systems to integrate and talk to each other and, when connected to a Control4 home automation system, work together as a cohesive whole. 

For example, when your home gets to a specific temperature, the blinds will automatically close to reduce the solar heat gain and energy consumption. Your lights and blinds can also work in tandem, raising and lowering, brightening and dimming based on the sun's position. 

Of course, this type of synchronized solution and control exists because of reliable internet and electrical connections. It involves getting wiring from the motorized window treatment to the power source, which, for an already built home, may mean cutting holes in the drywall and interior walls.

PowerShades is unique in that they offer Power over Ethernet (POE) to control your shades. This allows one cable to provide the electric power and connect the device to the internet. Using a single ethernet cable means a much simpler process, reduced costs, and requires just five watts of power.

For homes in the building stage or ones that require even simpler installations due to existing structures, they also offer traditional hardwired and battery options.

Beauty and Functionality

The various rooms in your home require different shades that filter the sun to varying degrees. Light-blocking shades offer the best solution for those of you who like to sleep in a completely dark room. In the kitchen and family rooms, homeowners may enjoy filtered sunlight that brightens a room while blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Our certified technicians will take the time to discuss your needs and what solutions will genuinely make a difference in your life. We’ll discuss the suitable material for each room as well as the design and programming. 

PowerShades also come in single, coupled, or dual roller shades. Dual roller shades offer two different types of shades positioned together. These shades may be ideal for family or media rooms and a home theater when filtered sunlight is perfect during the day, and a room darkening shade is required at night. 

We’ll program your shades to raise and lower based on your daily schedule. When combined with Control4 systems, one touch on your in-wall keypad or tablet will lower the shades, turn off the lights, and arm the security. 

Are you ready to see what the power of automated window coverings can do for your home and lifestyle? To learn more about home automation or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Simply Automated today.

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