Monthly Archives: October 2013

Making the Most of Your Home Lighting

When most people think about interior design, their minds go to different styles of furniture, paint colors, and artwork on the walls. One essential aspect of interior design that is sometimes neglected is lighting. Lighting can affect the overall mood and feel of every room in your house, so it’s important to determine how you can make the most of your home lighting. Keep reading to learn how to do just that!

 

Determine Activities

Every room in your house has a different function. While the kitchen is a place for making food and gathering with your family, the living room is designed for relaxation and entertaining guests. The activities you do in a certain room will largely determine the type of lighting you need. Kitchens tend to work best with bright lighting options to make chopping, mincing, and sautéing easier. If you have an eat-in kitchen, it’s a good idea to have an automated lighting system to take your kitchen from bright and cheery to warm and cozy at the push of a button. The living room should also have a few different lighting options for different…


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Knowing the Difference Between Different Types of Home Lighting

As both a major design element and a major portion of the average household energy bill, lighting is one of the simplest ways to give your home an entirely new look while saving money. Below is an overview of common types of home lighting and how a lighting control system from TVTI can help:

Ambient

You don’t need candles to transform a room; something as simple as a dimmer switch can help you get the most out of a single fixture. And with automated lights, you can micromanage the entire house so that you’re not stuck running around each room trying to get everything just right.

 

Accent

Accent lighting can set a wall or particular accessory apart from the rest of the room, but it’s not especially useful once everyone has left the room. Instead of letting it sit there and burn…


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How Smart Homes Can Help You Save Energy and Money

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If you’re like many homeowners, you’re looking for ways to save energy and cut back on your utility bills at the same time. Watch this video to learn how smart homes can help you save energy and money.

This home in Colorado is a good example of how modern technology can help you simultaneously go green and save money. The couple residing in this smart home saves over 30% on energy bills by using a programmable thermostat that is accessible from anywhere in the world where a computer with an internet connection can be found. Home automation systems like this one are designed to give you complete control over your energy use.

At Tunnel Vision Technology, Inc., we know how important it is to save money and help the environment. That’s why we offer a wide range of automated systems for your home to suit your particular needs. Call us at (312) 829-9145 to learn more about our services.  

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How to Save Energy in Your Office

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Making your business more energy efficient may be easier than you think. Simply investing in energy-efficient appliances and automating the office to work at peak efficiency can add up to considerable savings on your bottom-line expenses. Watch this brief video clip for a few energy-saving tips.

Your HVAC system only wastes energy by running too hard when the office is empty; programmable thermostats can help you conserve energy off the clock without compromising comfort. Power-hungry appliances such as personal computers can also rack up high energy bills if they’re not shut down properly (i.e. not put into “sleep” mode).

Optimize your home or business for maximum convenience and efficiency with Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. As a leading office and home automation specialist in Chicago, we have the experience to provide customized solutions to all of your needs. Call (312) 829-9145 today to request a quote.

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Designing a Custom Home Theater

Have you ever walked into a home electronics store and marveled at the home theater section? Whether you want a fully loaded, surround-sound home theater or just a small corner to relax and enjoy the game, you may be able to have it all for less than you think.

A home theater system is more than a big TV on a big stand with big speakers. Consider everything that makes the theaters experience special: ergonomic seating, acoustic materials, crystal-clear audio, and convenient lighting, to name a few. You have total freedom to design your slice of paradise how you see fit, but when it comes to installing delicate electronics, our professionals at TVTI can ensure that everything works right the first time.

Find out how you can create an exciting home theater with Tunnel Vision Technology and contact us today to request a quote. We’ll work closely with you to achieve the results you want quickly and cost-effectively. Call (312) 829-9145 with any inquiries about our products and services in the Chicago area.

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