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Super Bowl and Windows – How to Enhance Your Game Time Experience

Source: superbowlpark.com

As you prepare for the Super Bowl, you may be thinking about things like the game day food and if your television is big enough. This is just the beginning. Many other things need to looked at as well in order to have the best party. You need to make sure that you have everything in order and that there will be no need to leave or  really move all that much in order to truly enjoy the game and to make sure you are having a great time while you are doing it.

 

What To Have Ready

You are going to first need to make sure that you have all of the right foods for the party and that you are able to keep everyone happy by having the right amounts. You need to look at and make sure that the fridge is stocked with the right refreshments. In other words, have plenty of beer and cold drinks to keep you and your guests happy. You will need to make sure that you have plenty of things to eat and drink with as well. The last thing you will want to happen is that the TV is not working and that people will not be able to hear what is going on. You will also need to look at the lighting for the room as well and what better way to control this that with having the proper shades for your windows. For example, for your home theater room, check out Somfy Shades.

Consider different options with the lighting. One of the best things is with your shades you can make adjusting them wireless which will make it easier for you to simply keep watching the game and to be able to adjust the light level. With Lutron’s products, you can control the light streaming in the windows with a simple use of a variety of remote control keypads.

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Super Bowl Game Day Tips

Now that you have everything ready and you have everything in place for the big game, double-check it all again. Make sure you have enough of everything. Have everything ready for game time so you do not miss a play or a commercial. It is all about being able to have the best experience and to be able to remember how much fun you had because everything was ready.

 

Motorized Window Treatments More Popular Than Ever

In the past, motorized window treatments would need to be hard-wired into your room in order to function. But now, with the various advances in modern technology, that need is no longer an issue and the motor no longer requires permanent residence in your electrical system.

According to Digital Journal:

Homes with two-story windowed focal walls are perfect candidates for motorized window treatments. Rather than managing 20 feet of pull cord or hauling out the step stool to reach the pull cords, the homeowner can open and close these treatments with the push of a button.

So if you’ve been looking for a motorized window treatment, but have been turned-off in the past by the thought of cumbersome electrics being hard-wired into your wall, give us a call or email us and let Horizon take care of all of your custom window treatments; motorized or other.

New Products on the Horizon from Somfy

We’ve rounded up a few products recently announced by Somfy Systems as additions to their product line for automated window treatments.

The Sonesse® 40:

Somfy will soon have a new addition to the Sonesse® family of motors- Sonesse® 40.  The Sonesse® 40 is a quiet (less than 50DB), robust solution for any indoor compact application such as roller shades, roman shades, wood blinds and projection screens. The new motor has Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) built in, is 120V AC and has electronic and progressive adjustment limits.  Its torque ranges are 4Nm/36rpm, 6Nm/24rpm and 9Nm/16 rpm.

The Altus 40 Motor:

Motor with integrated radio control. A multi-purpose unit to motorise a host of smaller products (roller shutters, awnings, vertical blinds, etc.). Can be pre-programmed with “my” favourite position.

Heater with RTS Receiver:

Somfy is developing an upgrade to the Heater with RTS Receiver. The new dimming feature will allow consumers to control the intensity of the heat that is emanated. Users will be able to choose from three different heat settings and program a “favorite” heat setting. The New RTS Heater is expected to become available during the f irst quarter of 2011.

We’ll continue to cover and update about new and upcoming products and features from the window treatment world