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How to Increase Home Energy Savings With Motorized Shades

Along with looking beautiful in your home, automated shades can also help you conserve energy and save money

How to Increase Home Energy Savings With Motorized Shades

Motorized shades are beautiful, stylish and allow you to control the natural light in your living spaces effortlessly. But did you know that motorized shades come with another amazing benefit as well? Used correctly, they’re an energy-efficient smart solution that helps you save on electric bills and lower your carbon footprint.

Your HVAC system is the most significant contributor to your electricity bill, especially now, as we gear up for warm summer days in Portland, OR. Keep reading to learn 3 ways you can use automated window treatments to increase home energy savings. 

Encore Audio Video Presents: Take Control With Home Automation

On our latest podcast, we discuss how an automation system simplifies how we access and control technology in the home

Encore Audio Video Presents: Take Control With Home Automation

It’s time to drop the remotes and pick up THE remote. That’s the message from Encore Audio Video’s Jeff Grove and Clark von Trotha on a recent podcast episode of Northwest Business radio show.

In this podcast, Grove and von Trotha discuss how home automation with centralized control is an excellent solution for homeowners in Portland, OR, who want to use their technology but have difficulty navigating multiple remotes and other control devices for audio/video equipment.

Keep reading to learn more from their discussion and then listen to the podcast episode for yourself!

Improve Outdoor Entertainment With a Distributed Speaker System

A dispersed sound system in your backyard guarantees a more even, higher-quality listening experience

Improve Outdoor Entertainment With a Distributed Speaker System

If you’re looking for new ways to spend more time outside, consider adding an outdoor sound system to your backyard or patio area. Music boosts the ambiance of any outdoor venture in Lake Oswego, OR, whether you’re flying solo by the pool or enjoying a backyard barbeque with the family.

At Encore Audio Video, we recommend evenly distributed speakers to ensure stellar sound quality throughout your outdoor area. Keep reading to learn the top 3 benefits of wide dispersion and how we can help you design a system to fit your space.  

4 Ways Networking Improves the Home Office Experience

A secure home network can help you stay productive while you work from home

4 Ways Networking Improves the Home Office Experience

By now, those of us working from home in Portland, OR, have started learning the pros and cons of remote work. While it’s enjoyable to spend less time commuting and more time with the kids in the evenings, working from home comes with a whole new set of challenges that you probably haven’t faced while working in an office.

Home networking is a significant pain point for teleworkers. Slow, weak or unreliable internet connection can cause considerable stress due to lagging video conferences and slow document uploads. But with the right network, your home office can become a less stressful and more productive space. Keep reading to learn how!