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Are Your Windows Costing You Money?

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Hunter Douglas Motorized Blinds

One of the top reasons to buy good quality blinds is to add energy efficiency to your windows. Making your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. However, if you don't put the blinds down at key times, your insulating blinds will not do anything. That is one of the reasons that motorized blinds have become so popular. You program them to go up and down at key times in the day-you set them and can forget them. Maximizing your energy efficiency all year long!

In todays new home construction smart-home features are a common request. Fortunately, if your home was built long after the newest craze, you can still make your home "smart". Hello Wifi! Smart thermostats, smart music, programmable lighting and motorized blinds are among the most popular options available today.

At this point in time almost half of all the window treatments that my clients use are motorized. Having your blinds work with the touch of a button was a feature that people thought was a luxury. However, the technology has come so far since the original motorized blinds became available, it’s become accessible for almost everyone. People don’t see it any longer as a dream feature but more of practicality. Today’s motorized blinds are mostly battery operated-though they can be plugged in to an outlet. They work with a remote or with a smart phone.

There are several key features to motorized blinds. Motorized blinds make operating window treatments in hard to reach places no longer an issue. No more long cords that hand all over the place or simply couldn’t be reached at all.

What makes motorized blinds so popular today is the ability of the blinds to work with your smart phone and Alexa technology. The blinds can be programmed to automatically go up and down at certain times. This help with your homes insulation. Let’s say it’s the middle of the summer-a typical super hot day. You can program the blinds to be down in your kitchen when you get up to have your morning coffee then later in the day when the sun is hot and beating down on your kitchen windows you can have the blinds come down. The insulating nature of the blinds will keep your kitchen cool so your air-conditioned doesn’t have to work so hard. Then before you come home from work they can be programmed to come back up. You come home to your cool home and beautiful view from your kitchen windows.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any question’s on motorizing your blinds.

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