How Motorized Shades Make Homes Green
Add Efficiency to Your Home
Most people in the market for a new home are looking for turnkey properties, and many are searching specifically for smart home automation. Buyers are also looking for green homes that run as efficiently as possible. One simple way you can improve the look, feel, and efficiency of your Portland or Cumberland, ME area home is through the use of custom motorized shades. To learn more about how shades can enhance your home, read on.
The sun and environment can have a huge impact on a home’s efficiency. Take, for instance, the sun’s impact on a home’s HVAC system. Motorized shades provide a method to control the amount of light and heat from the sun that enters a home and can therefore reduce energy used for heating and cooling. Since the HVAC system can represent 50 percent of a home’s energy use, even small changes can make a huge difference to monthly costs.
How can motorized shades accomplish this feat? The answer will vary depending on the season. During the summer, the sun’s heat can mean that the AC has to work harder to create a comfortable indoor climate. So, homeowners can program their shades to close before the afternoon, and their AC can relax a little. During the winter, homeowners will want to capitalize on the free heat entering their homes. You can create a shading schedule that will keep windows unobstructed and then close them later in the evening to keep the heat from escaping through the window when the temperature outside drops.
When working with a professional integrator like SmartHome Solutions, we can provide you with additional enhancements for automated shading. For instance, we can outfit your home with temperature sensors which will track the temperature of a room to make adjustments at the optimal time, saving even more energy.
Style and Convenience
The best part about this energy-saving method is how elegant and easy to use motorized shades are. Homeowners can have access to their whole home’s drapery through one smart control system. Using an app on a smartphone or tablet, the homeowner can even make changes when they are far from home. Plus, the changes can easily become automatic. Creating schedules and utilizing sensors (including temperature and light sensors) means that homeowners won’t even have to think about what their shades should be doing.
Regarding style, motorized shades can be made in many colors and forms from from honeycomb shades to drapes. For every space in your home, you will be able to fit your new window coverings into your decor. Even the windows that are out of reach, especially considering automatic shade can be adjusted easily without having to get on a ladder.
Finally, motorized shades coupled with lighting control means that you will have autonomy over the light in their home. You will even have the ability to create lighting schemes that ensure the perfect ambiance.
For your home, utilize the latest technologies for ultimate convenience and efficiency. Contact SmartHome Solutions today to find out more about motorized shades as well as what other smart solutions we have to offer.