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New Products For Your Home

March 7, 2014, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

New Products For Your Home

From a mobile control app for your home to new inventions that save on heating bills, the Sioux Empire Home Show always has the latest products.

When you picture a home theatre, you probably think of sitting in the dark.  But this new projection screen is actually made for lighted areas of your home. 

"What is does is it projects the light back to you, the audience member and deflects all the ambient light in the room," Jerry Cook of Audio Video Integrations said.

This Black Diamond screen comes with a price tag of $4,000. A Kaleidescape movie server also runs into the thousands. It's for a true movie collector, who can load all DVDs onto it, and buy more films through the server. 

"We can give the kids a special remote control they only have access to G or PG rated movies," Cooks said.

Of course with the latest and greatest, you're going to pay more for that. But some of these vendors say that initial investment will pay off in the long run. 

"We saw it save up to 50 percent on your energy costs," Dave Swatkowski of Greener World Solutions said.

Greener World Solutions sells an injectable insulation that can be retrofitted in older homes.

"We do a lot of farm houses, we do anywhere from 1900 to 1970 style homes that aren't properly insulated," Swatkowski said.

The insulation is injected through a small hole. It costs on average $2,000 to $4,000, but rebates from energy companies are available.

"This one here actually snaps together and virtually makes that seam disappear, “Darrell George with Building Products Inc. said.

Royal Celect PVC siding was just put on a home for the first time in Sioux Falls. George says last summer's hail storms didn't leave a dent. 

"We went back and looked at this house; no evidence at all it had even been hailed on. Very durable for the hail part of it," George said.

While it has a 25-year warranty, this siding will run about $13,000, not including labor.

You can check out all of these products at the Sioux Empire Home Show, which runs through Sunday.

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