How Motorized Window Treatments Help Your Home in the Winter
Fight the Cold, Stay Warm and Enhance Your Home’s Design
In one of our previous blogs, we explained how motorized window treatments could cool your home during the high temperatures of summer.
But with winter fast approaching in Wayne, PA, you might not realize that motorized blinds and shades still serve a purpose for your home – even with those long nights ahead.
Yes, they actually can add warmth to your home during the cold of winter. Keep reading to find out how.
Especially during the winter, naturally capturing warmth inside your home can reduce your reliance on heating systems and lower energy consumption. Motorized shades can play a huge role in achieving that.
During the high temperatures of summer, motorized shades activate to keep heat out of your home. The shades lower to block out the sun’s rays, eliminating solar heat gain. The colder your home stays on its own, the less you use an HVAC system.
That same logic applies to winter, but in reverse.
Instead of trying to keep heat out of your home, you’re trying to keep it in. The glass windows throughout your home are one of the primary ways that warm air leeches outside. So the goal is to keep that temperature leeching to a minimum.
Think of window treatments as an insulator for that heat – the fabric forms a barrier between the window and the warm air inside your home. In particular, honeycomb shades are incredibly effective at this because the shades form tiny pockets of air that help to regulate temperature even further.
With a motorized window treatment system, you can open your home’s shades with the press of a single button – either on a remote, in-wall keypad or touchscreen panel, or even a smartphone or tablet application.
Your system also can be programmed to automatically open shades at sunrise to capture as much daylight as possible.
Smarter is Better
At the end of the day, you could achieve a lot of the benefits we talked about above using regular window shades, but who has the time to actively adjust the window shades throughout the day? In reality, the shades will end up completely closed all the time (limiting your enjoyment of the wintry scenery outside) or open all the time (hiking up your energy bills).
With smart home automation, you don’t have to worry about any of that. The system acts automatically to give you the best of both worlds.
If you want to add motorized blinds and shades to your home, there’s a clear choice: Lutron. Lutron is well known for their smart lighting fixtures, but you may not know that they also offer shading solutions. After evaluating many different shading brands, we found Lutron to be the most reliable.
Lutron has an “Intelligent Hembar Alignment” system that synchronizes all of the shades in a home so that the shades never get misaligned. It’s one of those little touches that makes a big difference in the overall impression and ambiance of your shades.
Despite being motorized, Lutron shades are super quiet. You can barely hear them as they move up and down – something that’s not always the case with other brands.
If you want to learn more about how motorized window treatments can benefit your home, contact us today by calling (484) 412-8108 or by clicking on the button below. We look forward to answering any questions you might have.