Motorized shades and blinds seem to have been gaining popularity for the past few years. With home technology becoming trendy, it is easy to see why people are choosing these products for their homes. Another reason could be that they have become more accessible to everyone.
But, aside from being relatively affordable and trendy, there are a lot of reasons you should upgrade your blinds and shades.
Convenience may just be the major advantage all forms of technology brings us, but how exactly does having motorized shades and blinds provide convenience in our lives? Most of us may find rolling the blinds up and down to be tedious, especially when you are rushing through your day.
You can easily control motorized ones with a button press or tap, depending on the device. These devices can be an in-wall keypad, touchscreen or remote control, and some even have mobile applications! There are also systems you can connect the blinds and shades with so that they automatically roll down when direct sunlight hits your space.
UV rays are harmful for your health and furnishings. The sensors connected with your motorized blinds can automatically lower them without you having to press any button, keeping your valuables safe from the radiation.
Aside from protection from sunlight, motorized blinds and shades could also provide security for your property. There are functions that could allow you to schedule the opening and closing of your blinds and, of course, there is also the automation through sensors. Even when there is nobody home, the automatic movements of the blinds may give the impression that there are people at home, which could discourage those who may be planning to break in.
In 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) listed windows among the Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the Home. Children could get tangled with the cords and strings that come with traditional blinds and these features also pose the risk of strangulation. Since the cords and strings of motorized blinds are out of children’s reach, these hazards are minimized — if not eliminated. The only thing you might need to worry about would be kids playing with the controls, but you can always childproof them or keep them out of children’s reach.
Motorized blinds can also help you conserve energy. Since you can schedule the actions performed by the blinds, it helps a lot in controlling the temperature in your home. The custom motorized blinds could automatically close to keep out the heat when the temperature gets too high in the summer. In winter, you can also set them to automatically close at night to keep the heat within your home. This could help you save a lot on your cooling and heating bills. For improved energy efficiency, some companies also offer ones that add an additional layer of insulation to your window.
In the past, most of us may have thought that motorized blinds and shades are a luxury that are primarily used for aesthetics. However, this technology is actually very practical and efficient. They also add comfort, security and efficiency, which are essential for every home.