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Get More out of Your Business With Commercial Automation Technology

Smart Solutions for Running a Successful Business

Get More out of Your Business With Commercial Automation Technology

You probably already know that any business operating today needs to invest in top-quality technology to ensure that operations run smoothly. And it’s not just about the computers on each desk and integrating a strong Wi-Fi network. Some of the simplest technology that you use every day can be automated for lower operating costs and more efficient employees. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what commercial automation components you should be looking at for your Durham, NC business.

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Smart Lighting

Think integrated lighting control is just for homes? Think again! Lighting accounts for up to 39 percent of an average business’ energy use. And that number raises even higher when you consider specialty businesses like hospitality. So reducing energy costs through lighting is a great way to lessen overall monthly expenditures.

Installing LED fixtures is a great first step. LEDs are far more energy efficient than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. They use up to 80 percent of the energy used to power them and can last up to 11 years under constant use – and up to 20 under normal use. Plus, many LED fixtures are 100 percent biodegradable, so you’ll be helping the environment, too. That may qualify you for certain tax incentives.

And whether or not you decide to replace the fixtures entirely throughout your business, you can benefit from integrating occupancy and daylight sensors in all of your spaces. These will raise or lower the lights depending on how much light is in the room, or if there are any people using it. Additionally, dimmers can help reduce energy costs.

Motorized Shading

When you think of creating a comfortable environment, what’s the first thing you think of? Regarding technology, your HVAC system may come to mind. But actually, one of the biggest contributors to comfort in your office is also one of the simplest: the shading system.

Motorized shades do a lot more than add beauty to your spaces. They can reduce glare while still allowing enough light to work by, thereby lowering your lighting energy costs even further. Plus they help reduce the amount of solar heat gain your office experiences, so you won’t have to constantly run the AC during the summer.

Daylight harvesting technology can let your shades know when it’s time to lower or rise, by determining the amount of sunlight in the room at a given time. And you can integrate multiple roller shades in places like the boardroom so you can enjoy both reduced and completely blocked-out lighting conditions depending on the situation at hand.

If you’re interested in learning more about how these commercial automation solutions can help your business, contact Top Shelf AVS today!