Movies are just the beginning…

Typically when we think of a home theater, we envision a dedicated room designed to provide a “movie going” experience. With a large screen, surround sound, comfortable seating and unique lighting, a room can be transformed to offer a chance to escape reality and experience new worlds created by some amazing visionaries. The home theater has morphed over the years and new innovations allow us to literally think outside the box. Here at RMS, we offer creative design solutions along with cutting-edge technologies to bring the movie theater experience into any room of your home.

Not only do today’s home entertainment spaces offer you crystal clear high-definition picture and sound, they also offer you the ability to communicate with the world around you. Watch a movie or catch up on a marathon of your favorite TV show with Netflix. Browse through family photos and videos on the big screen from websites like Flickr, YouTube and Facebook. Challenge a friend to a game of tennis on Xbox Live. Even communicate via video with traveling family and friends right from the comfort of your seat thanks to Skype or Facetime. All of this is possible using a simple, single remote. At RMS, our experienced professionals can guide you through the many advances in home technology to provide the ultimate experience at the budget you want.

There are many factors to consider when planning a media room. With over twenty years of experience, RMS offers so much more than just electronics. We have the know-how to assist in room layout and design, electrical requirements, room and accent lighting, and even movie memorabilia for that authentic movie-room feel! All of those elements are just as important as the equipment being chosen so your experience is as good as it can be!  If you need help finding an architect, contractor or interior designer, we have worked with the best and can make recommendations to fit your style and budget as well.  In addition, we offer many products such as sound proofing, acoustic treatments, cabinetry, seating, lighting and shading. Whether you are starting from scratch, renovating, or in need of an upgrade of an existing system, our knowledge and resources can bring together the design elements to bring you the perfect room.

If you’d like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call or contact us and be sure to like us on Facebook. It always means so much when satisfied clients recommend our services and is the sole reason for our success, so please, pass us on.

Jun 30, 2011 / Features

Green By Design

How do you manage and control the energy your family uses? Is it safe to say the majority of us take our energy resources for granted? With energy costs on the rise and the detrimental effects on the environment, it has never been more apparent that we need to evaluate the amount of energy we use, and find ways to reduce it. In these times, it’s hard not to ask yourself, “What could I be doing to save energy and money?” But, what are the answers? Where do you find them?

RMS has the solutions to help you save energy AND make you more comfortable.  Our clients have been enjoying “Green Technology” for over a decade with lighting control, shading solutions and temperature control. When programmed properly, “Green Technology” creates effective solutions for energy savings.

Lighting Control Systems: When you choose a lighting control system, you’re not only changing your way of living—you’re also making a conscious decision to lessen your impact on the environment.

  • Electric light dimming saves electricity usage.
  • Daylight sensors and occupancy sensors intelligently adjust electric light based on the amount of daylight and whether or not you’re in the room.
  • Scheduling timers can automatically dim or turn off lights based on the the time-of-day.
  • Control your home’s lighting from anywhere in the world from your Apple iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Shading Solutions: Utilizing daylight reduces our need for electric light, and saves energy. A shading system from RMS provides precise control of daylight – all at the touch of a button.

  • Shading protects your home from harmful UV, blocks sunlight to lower cooling costs or allows sunlight to pass into your home helping with heating.
  • Shading is available in hundreds of fabrics, including sunscreen, privacy and blackout shades. New styles include Roman shades and Venetian blinds ensuring the perfect solution for any room.
  • Automatically or manually adjust shade positions using a variety of control devices.
  • Coordinating controllable shading with a lighting control system delivers the most effective energy management solution.

Heating and Cooling Control: Temperature control systems are the perfect complement to lighting and shading systems. Manage your light and shade/drapery systems for convenient control of all aspects of your environment—natural light, artificial light, and temperature.

  • Vacancy/Occupancy sensors can select a set point when a space is occupied and another when the space is vacant, automatically saving energy when no one is around.
  • Wireless temperature sensors can be installed almost anywhere in the room discreetly which reduces unsightly wall clutter.
  • Tying your heating and cooling system into one centralized system that also controls your shading and lighting provides a very powerful, unified energy saving system.
  • Apple iPhone or Android control allows operation from wherever you are.

Here at RMS, we constantly research new technologies to provide our clients with the best solutions. Currently we are investigating new energy monitoring services that will work in conjunction with our automation systems to maximize your energy efficiency.  If you would like more information about these exciting new services, please contact us.

An RMS automation system gives you the ability to control lighting and temperature throughout your entire home, any time, from any location—all while saving energy. The question is not whether you need this level of convenience and control. The question is why you would accept anything less.

Apr 29, 2011 / Features