Are motorized shades worth it?
We have listed the top 10 benefits with motorized roller shades. If motorized shades are worth it is up to you.
1. Convenience and accessibility
Wake up to natural sunlight, close all blinds with a touch of a button, set scenes where they lower themselves as you put on your favorite movie or want to watch the most important game of the season? Automate your motorized roller shades based on a time-schedule or by solar automation and arrive from work to a cooler and more comfortable indoor climate.
Hard to reach windows
Easily access those hard to reach windows and adjust them with a touch of a button.
2. Save energy and reduce your energy costs
Connecting your motorized shades to a smart home hub or a smart sun sensor can help to minimize the amount of energy your HVAC system used by allowing the shades to act automatically independently to reading from the sun sensor or weather forecast report.
Perfectly programmed, the blinds will close during the hottest part of the day and open during a sunny day in the winter to allow the sun to enter the room and heat up the house naturally.
Good for your wallet and the environment
Reducing the energy spent is good for your personal economy as well as good for the environment. It also increases the comfort in your home as the temperature will be more in line with what we humans prefer.
What most of us fail to consider is the danger of blinds with cords. They are a real danger for our little loved ones. While playing around a child can easily tangle themselves with the cord and it can be life-threatening. According to the US consumer product safety commission, one child under the age of 10 years of age dies every month in the US due to window cord strangulation
Motorized roller shades offers full safety
Cordless blinds offer full safety for children and pets and when it comes to motorized blinds you can rest a sure that your beloved children will not be in any risk of strangulation due to your blinds.
5. Enhance the security of your home
An effective way to protect your home from intrusion is making it appear like its occupied. With automated shades, you can set a time schedule during the day/week so that you simulate that you are home.
Automated shades, or app-controlled shades, gives an empty house the lived-in appearance.
6. Increased freedom for elderly and disabled
As you get older and still living at home you might need extra help, it's sometimes the little things that are very difficult to manage by yourself. One of those things might be adjusting your blinds.
Our elderly are not supposed to lie in bed with their shades down in the morning, waiting for their assistant to arrive and help them, or not be able to close them during the day when they want to rest for a while. Motorized shades will eliminate those issues right away.
7. Protect your interior from sun bleaching
The sun´s UV rays can be damaging to artwork and furniture. Also, your floor, if made by wood, and your expensive rugs.
It can damage our furniture, carpeting, and other decors if it's allowed to stream in through the windows all the time. Unless you want to replace all these interiors from time to time you might wanna invest in motorized shades that will protect and preserve your interior.
8. Privacy at home
With smart shades, you won’t have to worry whether your neighbor from across the street or people passing by your house being curious about your whereabouts. They can be set to lower at dusk - or at any other time that’s convenient to you - and let you enjoy your free time in private. Or just lower them all at once with one touch on the remote control.
9. Smart Blinds
Motorized shades can be integrated with other smart appliances such as lights, thermostats, awnings, smart locks and more. In this way, you can set scenarios such as "go down" when the awnings close due to much wind. Or you can set a scenario for your blinds to close as you turn on your favorite movie or would like to watch the football game of the year.
You can automate your blinds based on a time schedule or through solar automation so that you can enjoy all benefits that comes with smart blinds.
10. Maximize the space in your house
Motorized shades can maximize the space in a room. For example, having a motorized shade as a projector screen as well.
You do not need to clear space to the window so that you can manually adjust them, which leads to the opportunity to use all of the surfaces next to your window.
There are probably a lot more clever ideas out there, what is yours?