4 Things You Should Know About Motorized Shades
Learn Why This Automation Tool Has Become so Popular
Motorized shades have become one of the fastest growing solutions in the world of smart homes. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about if you don’t have them in your home or have yet to experience them in someone else’s home. Let us help you understand how automated window treatments could benefit your Kennebunk, ME area home. We’ve compiled a list of four things to know. To learn more, continue reading.
1. They are Easily Managed
Let’s start with a brief explanation of what motorized shades are. The term Motorized Shades refers to all window coverings -- could be shades, drapes, or even room darkening shades -- that are opened or closed through the use of a small, quiet motor. When it comes to controlling these shades, you have plenty of options. You can use dedicated touch panels that are installed on walls, remotes, or even an app on your smartphone or tablet.
From a centralized set of controls, you can adjust one shade, a group of shades, or all the shades in your home. You can create schedules for different days or times of year depending on your needs. Working with your installation team, you can also incorporate sensors that watch external factors, like the position of the sun or temperature, so that the shades will open or close at optimal times, avoiding glares and helping to insulate your home.
2. They Look Great
Because these shades aren’t manually adjusted, they won’t include the cords that dangle and often tangle up. This not only eliminates hassle, but it creates a clean look in every room. The shades are made specifically for your windows, so they fit your space perfectly. Plus, you have your choice of style, pattern and color so that they will sync with your interior design.
3. They Help Save Energy
The sun’s light and heat can have a significant impact on your home’s energy use. Motorized shades allow you to control the amount of sunlight entering your home for a more efficient environment. For instance, you can create a schedule specific to the summer months that ensures all the shades are closed during the times you are at work. The summer setting will help reduce the amount of solar heat gain in your home and therefore reduce the amount of energy your AC will use to create a comfortable environment.
Coupling your shades with lighting control means that you can also use the sunlight to your advantage. While you’re at home, the shades will remain open during the day to reduce the amount of electric light you need. Then, as the sun sets, your lighting will adjust to provide more light when it is necessary. You will have a comfortable and more eco-friendly with barely any effort.
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4. They are Easily Integrated
Motorized shades work great as part of a total smart home automation system. You can include your automated window treatments into collections of settings called scenes. Scenes can incorporate multiple smart technologies that work together to establish an ideal home environment for a particular use.
For instance, you could create a morning scene that includes motorized shades. At the time you need to wake up, your shades will open to let in the natural light for a more comfortable wake up, the lights will dim up, your home audio system will play your music of choice to rouse you, and your coffee could even start brewing!
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