We have talked a lot about the benefits of motorized shades, like saving energy and convenience. But there is another advantage of automating your window coverings, which is comfort. Believe it or not, shades can help regulate the temperature of your home, even in winter. The cold weather can put a big strain on your HVAC system, but there’s a solution. Motorized shades help insulate your Newport, Rhode Island property by regulating internal temperatures. In this blog, we’ll show you why smart shading is the perfect way to stay warm this holiday season.
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Insulate Your Home with Window Treatments
If your house has big windows, it can be especially difficult to maintain a consistent temperature. In the summer, solar heat gain makes your spaces too hot. During the winter, the opposite happens and all the heat your system churns out escapes through your windows. That’s why your window treatments are so important.
Installing motorized shades is the best way to ensure that the temperature in your home stays the same. Curtains provide insulation, sort of the same way a blanket keeps you warm while you sleep. It is hard for heat to pass through dense fabric, so it ends up staying in the room. You’ll also want to make sure there’s an air gap between the curtain and the window. A wider gap between the two will create a pocket of air, which traps the warmth.
If your room doesn’t have space for drapes and the air gap, consider honeycomb shades. The pleated design helps manufacture air pockets within the shades themselves, which hold on to the heat and don’t let it out.
Keep Your Motorized Shades on a Schedule
By automating your shades, you’ll ensure that your windows are never left bare. Your smart home can manage when your drapes or roller shades should come down or open.
Our team can integrate sensors that will react appropriately when your rooms get too warm or too cold. Temperature sensors can also connect to your HVAC, lighting and shading systems to close or open the shades automatically and turn the lights on or off. If your living room ever gets too chilly, your shades will lower to insulate the area and the thermostat will change the degree to turn on the heat again.
Integrating motorized shades into your Rhode Island or Connecticut home is a smart idea. If you have questions or would like to get started on your smart home upgrade, contact C&T Systems today.
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