We all love staying connected today and using our phones for many different activities. Today you can brew a cup of coffee, start the laundry, and roast a turkey with your iPhone. And while these smart items may look and sound cool, there are some other more pragmatic connected systems you should consider investing in for your Baton Rouge, LA home. Motorized shades, for one, are not only convenient to control with a mobile device, but they can also help you save energy, protect your home, and simplify your lifestyle. Here are our top three reasons why we recommend you invest in our smart shading solutions.
#1: Save Energy
Sure caring about the environment seems super trendy right now, but you’ll be surprised by how easy it can be to save energy. Making your home “green” may seem overwhelming and complicated, but in reality, all you need is a plan on how to make the most of your home electronics. Since you can control your shades with your phone, you can easily raise and lower them at any time of day to take pressure off your HVAC system. Lower solar shades, which block UV rays, during the day and keep the house cool without even turning the AC on. We can put your shades on a schedule so they raise and lower at specific times of day, or put sensors in place that detect the sun and trigger them to work when they detect sunlight. Our motorized shades can be integrated with smart lighting and your thermostat to save even more energy. We’ll help you create an energy-saving plan that will not only save our planet’s precious resources, but also lower costs on monthly utilities.
#2: Save Time
Whether you have a lot of windows or not, opening and closing shades can be quite time consuming. Not to mention, it can be frustrating if those windows are hard to reach. Many homes have skylights or high windows to create a more open and airy feel. Connecting your shades to a wireless remote or mobile device allows you to quickly open and close them at any time – even if you’re not in the house! You can group rooms together so all you have to do is hit one button an activate them, or control each and every one. For example, help wake up your kids in the morning by opening all the shades in the bedrooms and letting in the morning sun. Close them all as you leave the house for work. We can also install double roller applications, which include two different types of shades for one window. Lower the solar shade during the day, and the blackout shades at night. Switch them quickly and easily just by hitting a button. You won’t have to wrestle with those blinds anymore, or reach over far to close the drapes.
#3 Protect Your Home
You probably wouldn’t naturally think that shades could help protect your home, but you can use them in coordination with a security system. First, shades add privacy keeping onlookers from peering into your home, and they also make you feel safer. Second, shades can be coordinated with audio, video, and lights to make it seem as if someone is home while you are away. The shades will go up and down at varying times to simulate your normal habits. Potential invaders will stay away thinking you are there.
Would you like to add these beneficial and affordable features to your home?