Bethesda, MD, Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

6 Benefits From Automating Window Treatments – Part 1

Summer’s longer and sunnier days can make the interiors of our homes uncomfortably warm. We lower our thermostats to compensate, forcing air conditioning to work harder and use more electricity. A better solution is automated shades and blinds, which can be integrated with the environmental controls of a smart home. The following will cover the six top benefits. Work with an experienced and reputable licensed electrician for your family’s safety and the best results.

1. Automation and Convenience

Convenience is without a doubt the most obvious advantage of installing motorized blinds in your home. Scheduling and automating them will become an integral part of your smart home by monitoring and controlling the indoor temperature.

Electric blinds allow homeowners to automate repetitive tasks, which can also be difficult to perform due to height. They can be adjusted remotely by tapping the buttons of a wall-mounted panel, remote control, tablet, or smartphone.

2. Improved Energy Efficiency

Motorized window treatments can significantly increase your house’s energy efficiency. Homeowners can use curtains and blinds to reduce energy consumption. On warm days in spring and summer, when sunlight is expected to strike at a certain time, automatically lowering them as programmed will prevent radiant heat from passing through skylights and windows. This will reduce the use of air conditioners and lower your electrical costs.

On the cold days of autumn and winter, you can program the curtains to allow sunlight into the room, thereby increasing the indoor temperature. This will result in lower heating costs. Scheduling and automation can be used to close windows after sunset to retain heat indoors.

3. Increased Security

Programmed and automated window treatments can help increase home security, especially when residents are away from home for long periods of time or even during normal working days. The actions of the window treatments give the illusion that someone may be inside, which discourages criminals.

Raising the curtains and blinds can also allow more light to enter the home, provide more visibility, and make it harder for thieves to hide. When the motorized window treatments are automatically lowered at night, privacy is also protected.

Part 2 will cover three more benefits from installing motorized window treatments.

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