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3 Ways You Can Use Home Automation to Enhance Your Health!

Rich AV Design can show you plenty of opportunities to elevate your health and wellness—just by enjoying your home.

3 Ways You Can Use Home Automation to Enhance Your Health!

We’ve been talking a lot about home health recently, with all the wellness gadgets released at CES 2019 and the hyped technologies trickling in, such as smart mirrors, refrigerators, wearables and more. But what are some more practical home automation tools that will benefit your health right after installation? Maybe you even have some technology installed but need some pointers about how to optimize it for your body’s needs.

Home automation gives Greenwich, CT, residents the most effortless way to improve their wellbeing. Health and wellness initiatives often feel like an uphill battle, with all the emphasis on diets, exercise programs, routines and doctor visits. But did you know that you could boost mental and physical health just by automating basic home functions? Keep reading to see how Rich AV Design takes the guesswork out of health.

TAGS: Home Automation System | Ketra | Lighting Automation | Lighting Control | Savant | Smart Home Automation | Temperature Control

How Are You Controlling the Sunlight in Your Home?

Automated Shades Help You Harvest Natural Light

How Are You Controlling the Sunlight in Your Home?

While your shades, blinds, and drapes have a wide range of purposes, there are two that stand out above the rest: protecting your privacy and managing natural light. Though daylight can improve your day by basking your space in a warm glow, it can also make your television unwatchable in the afternoon. So, you how do you get it only when you want it?

While you can turn fixtures on and off on command, managing when and where you get sunlight is a little trickier. Although shades are a great start, when controlled manually it’s difficult and tedious to stay ahead of the shifting sunlight. Smart shading solutions that let you manage them through apps, sensors and schedules make it easier for you to take control.

You can use automated shades in a variety of ways to harvest natural light and improve your day-to-day lifestyle. Each family will find their unique approaches, but below we outline some of the most common ones you can implement in your Stamford, CT home.

TAGS: Daylight Harvesting | Lighting Control | Motorized Shades

How to Prepare Your Smart Home for the Winter Months

Create the Ultimate Escape from The Frigid Temperatures

How to Prepare Your Smart Home for the Winter Months

You may already be dreading the encroaching cold weather as we get deeper into the fall season here in the Greenwich, CT area. As the temperatures start dipping and the snow storms pick up, how can you create the perfect winter environment in your home? Now more than ever, you need a home automation system that adjusts to your changing needs based on the time of year. Did you know the right solution helps you keep your house warm, safe, and fun? Find out how in our latest blog. 

TAGS: Climate Control | Lighting Control | Multi-Room Audio

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Media Room Installation

Create the Ultimate Multi-Purpose Space With these Tips

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Media Room Installation

Designing a media room can be one of the most challenging tasks in your new home. For one, it's one of the most versatile spaces. It's used for watching movies, reading, hosting friends, and more. It's also one of the first things people notice when they enter your house. So, style is just as important as practicality. When it comes to media room installations, there are a few problems in particular that we often notice. We outline some of them below, including some quick tips on how to stay ahead of any potential issues in your Darien, CT home.

TAGS: Hidden Audio Video | Lighting Control | Motorized Shades