In our last blog, we showed you three benefits of installing motorized shades. They include adding beauty to your interior design, ensuring privacy, and increasing the value of your home.
This time, we’ll show you the next three reasons why we think automating your shades has such great value. So if you are living in the area of Glastonbury, Connecticut, you’ll definitely want to give this post a read. Adding such technology to your home will be worth the investment.
4. Prevent Sun Damage
Sunlight can be your valuables’ worst enemy, especially if the items are leather, or have dyes and inks in them. Once exposed to natural light, things like chairs, rugs, and sofas lose their vibrant colors and fade. In addition, sun exposure is usually irreversible. That’s why it’s important to control the sunlight in your home with shades.
Often our busy lives prevent us from remembering to draw the curtains or blinds. With home automation, the technology does it all for you. Motorized shade controls allow you to pre-program the shades to lift at specific times of day, or you could install a special daylight sensor in the windows to trigger the control system to draw the curtains. Motorized shades are very easy to work with whether you hit a button in real time or pre-set the system ahead of time.
5. Bolster Your Security
You may be surprised to find that a lot of the smart home solutions C & T Systems provides can also be used to protect your property. Lighting, audiovisual, and even shading solutions enhance home security. While away on a holiday or business, you can set your shades to lift and lower at different times of the day to make it appear as if someone is home. A dark, quiet house signals to intruders that your home is vulnerable.
6. Save Your Resources
One of the biggest reasons people decide to install motorized shades is saving money and energy. Shades are an integral part of a climate control system. They work with both lighting systems and HVAC control to affect the temperature of your home and energy output.
The term “daylight harvesting” means that a control system works to reduce artificial light in buildings when daylight is available to cut down on energy consumption. Shades use daylight by letting it in when the sun is high. Want your home to be warm during the winter but not run the central heat all day? Program the shades to lift during peak daylight hours to warm the home naturally.
You could also sync your shades with lights so when there is enough daylight streaming in, artificial lights dim or shut off completely. Our lighting partner and manufacturer Lutron reports that this strategy can save you up to 60% on energy usage.
So if you want to avoid high electric bills, protect your home, and prevent sun damage, ask the professionals at C & T Systems to create a special design with motorized shades. Simply fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at (860) 875-2876.
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