Bring Energy-Efficiency to Your Home with Motorized Shades
This Innovative Solution Makes Going Green a Breeze
Smart home automation can add comfort, convenience, and luxury to our day-to-day routine and entire lifestyle – but did you know certain features can help you save energy as well? Motorized shades are the perfect smart tech addition to your Englewood Cliffs, NJ home that will both lower your energy usage and monthly bills.
In this blog, we’ll dive into what makes this solution so energy-efficient and how it can reduce your carbon footprint. Want to find out more? Keep reading on below.
Prevent Solar Heat
Automated shades are perfect for when you want to let the natural sunlight into your kitchen or media room, allowing you to bask in the glow while reading or relaxing. But even though the natural rays are lovely, they can also cause solar heat gain – not to mention the potential damage they can inflict on your valuables and artwork.
Solar heat gain gets your HVAC system overworking and spiking up your energy usage and cooling costs. But with motorized shades in place, you can schedule your shades to lower at a specific time – such as when the sun is at its most intense. Even better, with installed photosensors, your shades can know to lower as soon as they sense the room getting heated up too much.
Have your smart thermostat work with your shades as well to let them know when lowering and raising is best. Your climate control and window treatments together will keep individual rooms and your entire home from getting overheated and your system from wasting energy.
Insulation for Every Month
The best part about motorized shades is that they provide insulation for your home no matter what season it is. If it’s cold outside or scorching hot, your shades can regulate your home’s internal temperature at all times. When our expert integrators install your shades, we create a space, or “air gap” between the window glass and the shade itself. This air gap provides insulation and protection from whatever weather or temperature is outdoors.
Honeycomb shades from Lutron even take it a step further. These shades’ unique design has built-in air pockets that provide extra insulation along with that gap between the windowpane and shade. Honeycomb window treatments are more traditional-looking, and many homeowners prefer them in the kitchen or bathrooms, while others love the look throughout their whole home.
Whether you choose honeycomb treatments or stick with roman or another type of shading, you can rest assured that their insulation capabilities will absolutely lower your energy usage. When your HVAC doesn’t have to kick up to accommodate extremely hot days or the cooler months due to your shades’ insulation, you’ll notice a significant difference in both your energy consumption and monthly bills.
Want to find out even more about motorized shades and how they can help you go green? Give our team a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!