3 Reasons Why Automated Shades Are Better
Installing a shading system may be an afterthought when it comes to making your Atlanta, GA home smart. However adding motorized shades to your list of smart home features may be the best decision you’ve ever made. From saving energy to boosting security, this may be your new favorite smart solution. Read this blog to learn more.
Avoid Wasting Energy
Do you really need to leave all the lights on when the sun is strong enough to brighten the room? The answer is no, and you can make the most of those daylight hours by opening the shades at the right times. An automated shading system can operate on its own according to daylight hours and also connect with your home lighting control so electricity is never wasted.
Another way to save energy is to use solar shades to reduce heat gain. That means that the fabric has a special UV coating and blocks the rays that cause the room to feel hot. In turn, your air conditioning system can turn off, saving you valuable dollars throughout the year. Since the heating and cooling systems make the biggest impact on your utility bill, this will make a large difference in your efforts to save energy—up to 35% according to Lutron.
Who doesn’t love pressing a button and watching the shades lower down? It takes time to go to each window and pull the blinds, and it can be even more time-consuming and difficult when the window is hard to reach. Automation is the answer to skylights, high windows and glass houses. You may think that a motorized system would be loud, but the truth is our systems are super quiet. You won’t even notice they are operating. By tying in your shades to the rest of your smart home, you can create smart scenes for watching movies in a home theater without glare, taking a hot bath in privacy in a master bath while music plays, or working in a home office during the day.
You want your home to be unique right? Working with a custom smart home installer will increase your options, and that includes window treatments. Pick from gorgeous fabrics in different patterns and colors as well as different styles, like venetian blinds, roller shades, and draperies.
It may be time to update your windows with motorized shades. Contact us online for more information!