Automated window treatments add convenience to your lifestyle. With just the push of a button, your can open or close every shade in your home. Never again struggle with a cord or run from room to room to close your shades before leaving for work. And the benefits don't end there. Utilizing automated window treatments in conjunction with lighting and climate control systems will allow you to save energy. Read on to learn three ways that motorized shades will reduce the energy usage in your Austin, TX home.
Your HVAC system has a significant impact on your energy usage, so making this system as efficient as possible is an excellent way to ensure that your energy bill goes down. When your blinds are open, light streams in and heats your home, making it difficult for your HVAC system to keep the temperature cool. Traditional window coverings can help block some of this light from entering your home, but it is inconvenient to go from room to room, closing every window treatment when the sun is its strongest.
Motorized shades eliminate this hassle by allowing you to open or close them with just the tap of a button. Further your energy savings by installing temperature sensors that detect when a room is too warm and automatically closes your blinds. Set schedules, so your motorized shades close during the hottest part of the day, bringing you energy savings without making you lift a finger.
While it is warming up now, the recent winter storms are fresh in our memory. Most Austin-area homes are not equipped to handle prolonged cold weather, and heating your home uses a lot of energy, which can cause skyrocketing electricity bills. Just like they keep out heat from sunlight, motorized shades can also let it in. During the winter, your sensors will detect when your room becomes too cold, automatically opening your shades to let sunlight in. When it becomes dark, your shades will be scheduled to close, adding an extra layer of insulation to your home.
On top of affecting temperature, motorized shades can be used to provide natural lighting to your home, allowing you to dim your smart lighting to save energy. Smart lighting uses dimmers to adjust how bright your lights will be, and lights dimmed to 50% use 50% less electricity. Daylight harvesting sensors will track how much light is entering your space and adjust your electric light to maintain a comfortable lighting level. Schedule your shades to close at night for added privacy, and manually adjust fixtures if you need more light with just the press of a button.
Bennett Technologies is here to help you with all your smart home automation needs in Austin, Barton Hills, Tarrytown, West Lake, and the surrounding areas. Schedule a free consultation with us by calling 512-590-0633 or filling out our online contact form. We would love to hear from you!
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