How Control4 Helps You Survive a Horrific Winter
Brave the last winter weeks in Minneapolis, MN with smart home automation!
As we’re currently witnessing, a Minneapolis, MN winter can be, quite frankly, brutal. Below-zero temperatures, icy roads and gloomy skies can give you cabin fever after just a day or so. Though we can’t fix the chill outside, we can make some suggestions to keep you warm and comfortable and enjoy your time inside.
A modernized Control4 system can help prepare your home for winter by providing entertainment, managing your indoor heating and much more.
Manage Your Temperature
With a Control4 HVAC system, you can change the temperature of the room without getting up from the couch. If you have to leave the house and realize later that you forgot to turn the heat on for the day, you can quickly access your HVAC system from your phone. Make sure the home is comfortable when you arrive by adding heated floors and a fireplace to your Control4 functions.
Even if you have a traditional HVAC device, can use third-party integrations when using Control4 for HVAC. Sensibo, for example, makes a box for turning IR-controlled HVAC units into smart systems. This Control4-compatible tool configures itself based on the capabilities of any given machine.
Updated Control4 systems can also sense the outdoor and indoor temps and moisture conditions and adjust automatically. If your HVAC systems aren’t performing to their full capacity, call us to upgrade to smarter heat management!
Trap Heat with Motorized Shades
Even though internal heating systems help keep warm air circulating inside, they’re not always completely effective against drafts that seep into your windows. When you’re fighting weather this cold, window treatments like motorized shades play a critical role.
Newer, Control4-powered shades, like QMotion’s, can sense brightness levels outside and harvest the heat from the sunlight. For example, windows will raise during colder days to utilize every bit of solar heat. They can also adjust based on your thermostat. If temperatures dip below a certain temperature outside, shades close to insulate the home and keep warm air from seeping out.
Take Your Entertainment to the Next Level
If you are stuck indoors with your family, we can almost guarantee that you’re going to be consuming media in some form, whether through music or video. Make your time count with Ultra HD 4K displays, premium surround sound and more.
Control4 has recently upgraded to a more sophisticated platform, called OS 2.10.4. This update includes an “Add Music” driver that now allows you to add supported native streaming from services like iHeartRadio or Spotify to your Control4 system from your touchscreen remote or app. Control4 also acquired Triad speakers sometime last year, allowing brilliantly engineered audio to play to nearly 100 zones within your home.
If you want to cozy up to stronger home automation this year, Lelch’s Control4 upgrades have you covered!
Lelch Audio-Video is Minnesota’s premium Control4 dealer, and we can’t wait to show off one of our favorite product suites. Call or reach out to our team today to take your Control4 system at a whole new level!