27
Feb
2019

What are the benefits of automated shades?

February 27th, 2019 |

automated shades in a window

In the modern day of the smart home, you may be considering an upgrade to automated shades. Many homeowners may be questioning if the benefits are worth the cost of investment. There are many benefits that motorized shades can provide, such as:

  • Convenience
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Safety

Convenience

Convenience is probably the number one benefit of automated shades. Motorized shades can be adjusted from anywhere with the simple press of a button, or programmed to open or close at set times. Imagine waking up and having your blinds go up with the rise of the sun, or lowering as night sets in. If you have just sat down to watch the television, you  can lower the blinds and block out the glare from outside without having to get back up. It may seem trivial, but once you have experienced the convenience, it would be hard to live without it.

Energy Efficiency

While you may not notice the same level of energy savings as from smart lighting and smart thermostats, automated blinds can help reduce your energy consumption. Motorized blinds can be setup with sensors that allow them to raise or lower depending on outside conditions. On a sunny summer day, the blinds will automatically lower and block out the sun, keeping your home cooler and reducing AC useage.

Safety

Automated blinds are also more safe for both your home and your family. These blinds do not have traditional cords, reducing strangling or choking hazards with small children or pets. They also provide a measure of safety for your home. When the position of your blinds changes, it can give the appearance of activity and someone being home. This may make your home less of a target for would be burglars when you are away on a trip or even  just out for the day. This can be achieved simply through the use of a timer, or even with the rising and setting of the sun.

There are many other benefits of automated shades as well. While this may seem like an expensive investment, the benefits alone more than make up for the cost. If you have been looking for new ways to improve your home, it may be time to consider upgrading to motorized shades.


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