Get Ready for the Holiday Season with Savant Home Automation

Get Ready for the Holiday Season with Savant Home Automation

How Home Automation Lets You Worry Less and Enjoy More With Halloween just behind us, we’re now barreling headlong into the holiday season in Hinsdale. With it, the Illinois fall is also in full swing, and winter – well, it does come early here! But you can be ready for the holidays with a little help from a Savant home automation system. Savant’s smart home features can take care of little things, give you peace of mind, and make holiday entertaining just a little easier. There’s a lot to do for the holidays. Whether it’s ordering gifts, getting the house decorated, keeping the holiday lights working, or ensuring all the meals and parties are affairs to remember. As always, you’ll be busy! Let a Savant home automation systems take a bit of the load. Here are four of our favorite ways you can enjoy the holidays more with home automation. SEE ALSO: 4 Ways to Get Ready for Fall with Home Automation Corral the Holiday Lights Depending on how elaborate your holiday lighting display is, we know they can be finicky. But Savant lighting control can help. Put your holiday lights on a schedule that keeps the neighborhood happy, the electric bill in check, and lights from burning out from overuse. Because what’s more annoying than debugging errant holiday lights? With Savant’s elegant app, you can turn your holiday and outside lights on or off with a tap on the screen. So when you have that holiday party, you can set all your outside landscape lights and holiday ones for the perfect welcoming look. Make Entertaining Effortless Whether it’s family...
5 Tunes to Get the Groove on with Whole Home Audio

5 Tunes to Get the Groove on with Whole Home Audio

Music You Can Enjoy with Any Activity Around the House  What should you listen to on your whole home audio system? Far be it for us to tell you, it will all sound fantastic whether you go with a Meridian audio system, Savant, or something else. Not only will all your favorite tunes sound great, but you’ll enjoy the effortless ease of calling them up with your smartphone, a touchscreen, a voice command, or a press on a wall-mounted keypad.  That said, we can’t resist recommending a few tracks that lend themselves well to playing on every speaker in the house as you meander through your daily routine. Whether it’s a background soundtrack to your work-from-home day, doing chores, exercising, or soaking up the last of the good Illinois fall weather on your Chicago townhouse patio, you’ll enjoy how these songs stick with you wherever you roam.   Ready? Here are five tunes to enjoy in every corner of your home with multiroom audio.  SEE ALSO: Step Up to High Resolution and High-Fidelity Whole-Home Audio Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets  If you’re of a certain age, you might remember this song. And if you’re not, you may remember it from the American Graffiti soundtrack. You’ve never seen the movie? It put George Lucas on the map! But we digress. Rock Around the Clock is sometimes considered the first rock and roll song even though it wasn’t. However, it did bring rock and roll into the mainstream and became somewhat of an anthem for the rebellious youth of the 1950s. It’s a must-listen toe-tapper, even if merely for historical purposes.   A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles  Who can pick only one of the Beatles’ songs out of so many...
Chase Away the Winter Blues with Multiroom Audio

Chase Away the Winter Blues with Multiroom Audio

Set the Tone for the Season with Music Winter is fast approaching. The winter season likely means more time spent at home with family and friends. And while winter brings a lot of reason to celebrate, it can still be stressful, too, as the days get shorter and the temperatures dip. Our advice is to keepcalm and ease the stress with music. Nothing can set a mood like music, whether it’s a playlist for your next cooking session or one that inspires an impromptu dance party in the middle of the day. The best way to enjoy music all over the house is with an integrated multi-room audio system for your Chicago home. With whole-home audio, you can play the same music in perfect synchrony everywhere – or let the family create their own harmonies in different rooms. Keep reading to learn more about multi-room audio options sure to add a spark this winter season. SEE ALSO: What Makes an Exceptional Multi-Room Music System?   Any Source, Any Room One of the beauties of a proper multi-room audio system is the ability to hear what you want in every room. The easiest way to accomplish that is with speakers in every area you want to hear music. While you can opt for freestanding speakers, architectural models nestle discreetly in walls and ceilings, taking up no space nor clashing with your design and décor. Even if you’re a stickler for audio quality, you’ll be pleased by the incredible array of architectural speaker choices available, everything from models designed for background music to ones that can thunder with your favorite tunes...
4 Ways to Get Ready for Fall with Home Automation

4 Ways to Get Ready for Fall with Home Automation

Let Automation Ease You into New Routines for Work, School, and Play Needless to say, 2020 has been a challenging year. In so many ways, our lifestyles have been upended. But as always, Americans are resourceful and keep pressing forward. Part of the challenge has been managing so much of our activities from home. Work, school, and entertainment are all happening at the same time from home, which tends to blur the lines between those activities. At this writing, Naperville and Chicago area schools are preparing to start the school year with remote learning – so more family time at home is a given. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t adjust! We have some useful and fun ways to make the most of family time at home, using smart automation to get back into a routine, have fun, and stay safe. Check out the ideas below, and call your local home automation installer – Barrett’s Technology Solutions – for more ways to make your home comfortable and safe not only for this fall but for years to come. SEE ALSO: Why Hire a Professional Home Automation Company?   A New Way of Awakening Kids love summer for many reasons, not the least of which is the ability to sleep late. Does it seem like schools start even earlier than when we were kids? Whether that’s just a fuzzy memory or not, we can use smart automation to make waking up, dare we say, a bit more fun. A smart home system like Savant has the brains to manage your lights, AV, motorized shades, and temperature in many ways. How about...
Do You Want to Improve Your Music Listening Experience?

Do You Want to Improve Your Music Listening Experience?

Enjoy the Perks of a Professional Whole Home Audio Installation How do you typically play music in your home when hosting a party, doing the dishes or relaxing after work? In most cases, people listen to streaming services or digital libraries using a smartphone, wireless or Bluetooth speakers. Sometimes these do the trick, but in the long run, they come with limited quality, reach, and scalability that will leave you wanting more. Often adding more speakers helps, but this means a lot of unsightly components not blending in well with your interior décor. You can get more out of your favorite music by upgrading to one of our professional audio installations.   Using speakers from Sonance and a control solution from Savant, we can deliver the ultimate listening experience in your Hinsdale, Il home. Our whole home audio systems give you instant access to your favorite music while providing high-end sound to every corner of your space. Intuitive control of your music makes it easy to set the right mood for any activity or environment. SEE MORE: What Makes an Exceptional Multi-Room Music System? Sound That Blends with Your Décor Upgrade to high-end loudspeakers that offer exceptional sound without leaving any imprint on your home. You’ll be able to listen to your favorite music anywhere without having to worry about where you’re going to fit your speakers. Through their architectural speaker line, our partners at Sonance offer models installed flush-mounted in ceilings and walls or even speakers that are entirely invisible. Enjoy high-performance sound while the speakers always stay hidden from view. Not only that, but Sonance also offers weatherproof...