• Paul Bochner

Why You Should Bring Motorized Shades to Your Living Space


Learn How Automated Shading Is Superior to Manual Treatments

When you think of smart home solutions, does automated shading shoot to the top of your must-have list? A lot of times, motorized shading falls to the wayside when it comes to setting up a fully integrated smart home.

But motorized shades are essential for your Short Hills, NJ living space – and far surpass what manual window treatments can do for your home. You’ll find that the unsuspecting automated shades provide an incredibly vast amount of benefits for your daily life.

Want to find out more? Keep reading below.

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Easy Everyday Utilization

Beautiful windows bring in natural sunlight to various parts of your home, but when it comes time to cover them, some can pose a problem. Those high-up or floor-to-ceiling windows might require you to reach uncomfortably or even get out a ladder with standard treatments.

Now with motorized shades, you can manage your window’s coverage at any time. Just press a button to lower or raise your smart shades completely or even halfway – it’s that simple!

This ease of use extends to your typical, eye-level windows as well. Don’t worry about messing with cords or figuring out which tassel to pull in order to control your shades and drapes. Using your smart device, you can control every shade with zero hassle.

Smart Home Scenes and Security

Just as you can set lighting control “scenes” to make utilizing its settings for different situations, you can do so for your shades as well. Create the perfect atmosphere for a movie night or set the mood for your dinner party. One of the most beneficial ways to use this feature is to enhance your home security. An “Away” scene can improve your home’s protection whenever you leave for a trip or even just for work.

While you’re away, your motorized shades and lighting function as usual – just as they would if your home were occupied and full of life. Your solutions will mimic your routine, having shades raise and lower frequently and your lighting control turn on and off to reflect how you go about your day. This setup fools potential burglars into believing your home isn’t empty and will deter them from targeting it. This illusion that your shades create lets you leave your home with better peace of mind!

Energy Efficiency Benefits

Did you know motorized shades are usually within the same price range as manual ones? This often surprises people, as the expected cost of smart technology can often keep homeowners from bringing these solutions to their spaces. But not only can it fit within your budget, but automated shading also adds value to your whole home. Not only are they more affordable, but they help you save on energy bills in the long run.

Going green has never been easier than with motorized shades. Shades provide insulation for your home when they are installed, with their “air gap” between the shade and glass keeping hot or cool air from escaping through the window. This can prevent your HVAC system from working overtime and driving up energy costs. By communicating with your smart thermostat, the shades will lower or raise until the desired temperature for your home is achieved again – all while saving energy and without making your heating or AC costs go up.

Want to learn more about automated shades and what they can do for your home? Give our team at Electronic Concepts a call or fill out our online contact form here. We look forward to hearing from you!