Automation and control systems make it possible to open and close the shades or blinds in a home from almost any location. Some systems use a remote control; others have programmable timers that control the shades. Automated motorized shades provide a number of benefits over traditional window dressings.
Comfort and Convenience
Comfort and convenience are two benefits of motorized shades especially when they are attached to a timer. Shades can be lowered automatically when the sun hits the side of the home. This prevents rooms from heating up during the day. The shades can also be controlled with a central panel or remote control. This makes it very convenient to adjust the shades throughout the day whenever needed without having to move to every window in every room.
Shades attached to automation and control systems will save homeowners money during every season. Closing shades automatically in the summer months keeps rooms cooler so air conditioning can be used less. On cold evenings, closing the shades automatically at night helps when the wind causes uncomfortable drafts in the home. Motorized shades will increase the insulating capacity of the windows, which will lower energy loss and increase the effectiveness of heating and cooling systems.
Traditional shades that are moved manually by the homeowner can encounter a number of problems that will require regular maintenance. Shades or blinds can come off the track, which can damage the material. Some shades or blinds can actually become caught in opening or closing mechanisms. This has the potential to damage the shade beyond repair if the components break. Automation and control systems for shades do not rely on physically aligning the mechanisms and materials. The shade will open and close correctly every time without problems. This reduces the need for maintenance over time.
Security and Safety
The type of shade automation systems that professional electrical services will install can improve the security of a home. Burglars are more likely to attempt robbing a home when it appears no one is home. Programmable shades can work with timed lights to open or close regularly, even if no one is at home or the family is on vacation. The automation becomes an effective deterrent that will keep criminals away. Additionally, motorized shades do not have cords or other hanging parts that can create a hazard for children and pets.
Motorized shades or blinds provide a distinctive appearance and atmosphere in the home. They fit the windows better than loose hanging dressings. The typical and sometimes unsightly opening and closing fixtures or cords are not present on automated shades. Since most people do not have motorized shades, they create a unique environment. Opening and closing shades with a remote control can leave a lasting impression on guests.
Automated shades are more flexible than traditional window dressings when it comes to positioning and functionality. Providers of professional electrical services can install the shades over windows that are too high to reach or in inconvenient locations. The automated controls allow the shades to remain functional whether or not the windows are easily accessible.