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The Top 3 Benefits of Installing Smart Shades

The Top 3 Benefits of Installing Smart Shades

Spring is not only a time for renewal and fresh beginnings, but many people also do some "spring cleaning" and home renovations. It's also time to re-evaluate those goals we made in January. So why not consider using technology to help you reach your goals and also beautify your Lake Norman, NC home? Installing motorized shades is a great way to spruce up your home décor and also save energy, time, and money. Continue reading to learn all about the benefits of motorized shading.

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1. Save Energy

A main reason people decide to install motorized shades is saving energy. Shades are an essential part of a climate control system. They work with lighting control systems and smart thermostats to affect the temperature of your home and reduce energy use.

Solar shades block out UV rays so that your home stays cool, but also let sunlight in so you don't have to keep the artificial lights on all day long. Lutron reports that you can save up to 60% on energy usage by coordinating your shades with a lighting control system, such as dimming your lights and lowering your shades for most of the day. The best part is, your smart home automatically raises and lowers the roller shades or draperies all day long and you don't have to lift a finger. Put them on timers, or hit a button to activate a morning or goodnight scene.

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Why Motorized Shades Are an Essential Addition to Your Space

Why Motorized Shades Are an Essential Addition to Your Space

Have you wondered about bringing motorized shading to your Charlotte, NC, living space and what this integrated solution can do for you? It turns out shades hold distinct advantages that can elevate your everyday life in more ways than one.

In this blog, we’ll dive into how this feature can improve your home and day-to-day routine. Want to learn more? Just keep reading below.


Add Comfort and Luxury

With just a simple press of a button, you can lower and raise shades within just a few seconds. If you have shades that cover large bay windows or out-of-reach ones, you won’t have to stretch to get their shades lowered as the sun moves throughout the day. Your motorized shading will automate that function.

By scheduling your shades or creating “scenes,” you can have them accommodate your daily plans and adjust to your specific needs as they change. Set up a “movie night” scene that lowers your blackout shades in your media room or home theater, while also dimming your smart lighting and setting your temperature to just the right degree.

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What Sets Lutron Motorized Shades Apart?

What Sets Lutron Motorized Shades Apart?

Installing motorized shades in your Charlotte, North Carolina home has many benefits, like saving energy, time and money. Yet, there are many other great features of automated shades you may not know about. Lutron’s award-winning line of smart shades stand out from the rest for four key reasons. Continue reading to find out why we install Lutron shades in Charlotte homes.


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A Top Brand You Can Trust
Lutron has been one of our top, trusted partners for years. This company has a long history of providing the very best lighting and shading control systems to families around the world. Since 1950, Lutron has expanded to become the leading lighting and shading company in the entire world – from installing lights in the White House to the New York Times building. Other companies have come and gone, but Lutron has successfully climbed to the top, developing new and innovative products for the smart home. We know you can count on these shades to perform perfectly and last years.

Quiet Motor Technology
Lutron shades have a proprietary motor technology that allows them to operate smoothly and quietly. In the past, these motors were disturbing, but years of innovation have improved them so you don’t hear a sound as they move up and down. Even if you have dozens of windows in your home, and they all operate at the same time, you will barely hear them. That’s the advantage Lutron’s technology has over its competitors.

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How to Get the Most out of Your Lutron Shades

What is most important to you when it comes to shades? Is it privacy, style, or energy savings? You can accomplish all three goals with our Lutron motorized shades. But to make the most out of your investment, you should consider these three different smart strategies. Read this blog to find out what they are.

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  1. Maintain Privacy

If your top priority is maintaining privacy, blackout shades would be one way to ensure no one can see in your home. However, Lutron roller shades can be customized to still give you some visibility so you can see outside of your home. You’ll be able to see outside, and some light will come through, but people won’t be able to see inside your house.

Keep in mind that the darker your roller shade fabric is, the better you will be able to see through them. It seems counterintuitive, but take a look at a white roller shade and you won’t be able to see anything.

  1. Save Energy

The best way to save energy is to connect your shades to the rest of your smart home system. Motorized shades already help shave money off your bill every month, but when you tie them to the lighting and HVAC, you can save even more.

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How to Choose the Right Motorized Shades

How to Choose the Right Motorized Shades

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home with new styles. Whether you want to completely redesign your home or just rearrange the furniture, the small touches make a big difference. Shades, in particular, can have a dramatic impact on your interiors. But are your shades easy to control and are they versatile enough to work with the other smart devices you own? Motorized shades are not only convenient to use, but they also add beauty and style to your home. With so many options, how do you make the right choice? The first step is learning about all the different shade types and fabric types and how they will affect your smart home performance. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Choosing a Shade Brand

The Integrated Home is your local Lutron-certified dealer, and there's a reason why we have chosen this brand over many of the others. While Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Lutron practically invented lighting control. Their company has been innovating lighting and shading solutions for over 40 years. They've installed lighting and shading systems in the White House, Windsor Castle, and many other famous sites all over the world. As a leader in integration technology, we trust Lutron over all the other names.

Choosing a Color for Your Shades

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3 Tips to Save Energy This Summer With Smart Home Technology

3 Tips to Save Energy This Summer With Smart Home Technology

North Carolina in the summertime means heat—and lots of it. With the humidity, it’s nearly impossible to get by without air conditioning flowing through your house. However, cooling costs can rack up your monthly bills immensely and negatively impact the environment.

Well, what can one do? Sweltering inside your home in the name of being resourceful isn’t a practical option. But with smart home technology like motorized shading, there are handy ways to save energy and stay cool at the same time.

To learn how to permanently optimize your Lake Norman, NC home’s energy use year-round, continue reading below!

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  1. Add Motorized Shading to Your Home

Motorized shades are an excellent option to routinely preserve a cool indoor temperature. With automated blinds like Lutron’s Serena smart shades in every room, you can easily connect each window to your smart control system like Control4. Set your shades to a timer based around your work schedule, or swipe on your smartphone to automatically lower every shade before departing.

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