Try to think of every single window in your house — and now figure out which one you missed. It can be a challenge to remember to open or close each window in your home, but depending on the season, you may be increasing the effort your HVAC system puts in, increasing your energy usage and waste.
Instead of trying to remember to open and close your window dressings, make the switch to motorized shades, which gives you the freedom to control your home’s exposure to the outdoors, from inside your home or elsewhere. Not to mention, because your blinds will be controlled by a central system, you can even open or lower them from the comfort of your couch, making your relaxation time really count.
When you use your motorized shades strategically during the most challenging seasons when it comes to weather, you’ll save money on your utility bills, have a more comfortable home, and won’t need to do anything more than press a button.
You know that sitting in an air-conditioned room in the middle of summer with the sun blasting through open windows isn’t necessarily comfortable, and it’s definitely not energy efficient. Energy.gov estimates that 76% of that sun coming through your windows is turning into heat, so close blinds during the day to save.
Also, according to Energy.gov, around 30% of the energy used to heat a home is lost through windows. With the right insulating window covering, you can keep your home warmer, and quickly open them from anywhere when the sun is blasting its strongest.
Spring and Fall
Depending on where you live, spring and fall may be the perfect time to leave windows open and enjoy the fresh, crisp air. Regardless, you’ll be prepared to change your window dressings with the touch of a button when you have an automated system.