How Motorized Blinds and Shades Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer
Explore How Motorized Window Treatments Are An Energy-Efficient Choice
Summer here in North Carolina is quickly approaching, and we all know that means increased energy bills as you attempt to keep your home cool.
At The Integrated Home, we’re always working with local homeowners to lower their energy output through smart technology. One of the best ways to achieve this is through motorized window treatments.
In this post, we share how motorized blinds and shades can help lower your Charlotte, NC home energy bills this summer.
Interested in finding out more? We explain below.
SEE ALSO: How to Choose the Right Motorized Shades
Why Motorized Instead of Manual Blinds?
As a homeowner, you have the choice between opting for motorized or manual window treatments.
Sure, both options feature designs optimized for lower energy output. But with manual shades, the only way you can control them is through using drawstrings or pulling on the bottom rail.
As you are forced to control each shade independently, it becomes increasingly difficult to optimize for energy efficiency. You don’t want to keep your blinds lowered all the time, but you also don’t want to accidentally leave them raised, causing the North Carolina summer heat to enter your home.
This is why motorized blinds and shades are such an intelligent choice.
One of the most common ways to control motorized window treatments is through an in-wall keypad, remote or mobile device. However, you also can set automation commands for your shading system.
During the morning hours, you can schedule for blinds throughout the home to raise so that natural light enters your space as you and your family wake up. Then, as temperatures begin to warm up, you can schedule for your blinds to automatically lower, keeping your home cool during the hottest times of the day.
When it comes to deciding between manual and motorized window treatments, there is no contest regarding convenience for your lifestyle.
Choosing the Right Shading Design
If you’re looking for motorized window treatments that can lower your energy spending, you have plenty to consider.
Here are two of the best options you can choose from:
- Honeycomb Blinds – These blinds feature single- or double-cell technology designed to insulate your home. In the winter, that means these cells prevent heat from escaping your house through your windows. Likewise, in the summer, they keep your interior cool by retaining colder air.
- Solar Shades – Motorized roller solar shades are effective at preventing solar heat gain due to their high-performance nature. By selecting a solar shade with a lighter-color fabric, it will reflect sunlight attempting to heat up your space – keeping your interior cool during warm weather.
Best of all, you can choose from multiple opacity options, allowing you to potentially still have a view of the outdoors while your shades are lowered. You also can customize colors and designs for your window treatments.
If you want to learn more about your shading options just in time for the summer, we encourage you to reach out to The Integrated Home today.
We can supply you with custom shading samples and demonstrate how motorized blinds and shades can impact your family in the Charlotte area.
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