Home automation is becoming increasingly common, with many of our devices being operated by remote or smartphone app. A prominent example is the motorized roller blinds. Their many benefits include controlling heat by opening and closing at pre-programmed times. Not only does this adds to our comfort but it reduces our energy bills.
Let’s look at five key benefits of motorized blinds to decide if they’re an appropriate fit for your home.
How Motorized Blinds Can Benefit You
Are you moving into a new home or renovating an existing one? Either way, investing in motorized window blinds can benefit you in several ways.
1. They’re Convenient
Motorized blinds are popular because they’re convenient. They can be opened and closed, at home or remotely, with the press of a button, either on a smartphone, remote, in-wall keypad or tablet.
You can also program them based on the time of day, the temperature in your home, or the amount of sunlight coming in. For example, they can be set to open when you wake and close in the evening when the sun goes down. Since they can be adjusted without having to get up, they’re particularly beneficial for seniors and/or the disabled.
2. They’re Safe
Window coverings with cords, particularly those with loops, can pose a suffocation hazard for both pets and children. Battery or electric-operated motorized blinds are wireless, giving parents and pet owners peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about such dangers. This makes them an ideal addition to any room, particularly bedrooms and your children’s room(s).
3. They Save You Money
Motorized blinds increase your home’s efficiency thanks to their ability to insulate and control the amount of sunlight you let in. Keeping them open means you use fewer lights during the day and less heat in winter. Since they can be programmed to open and close at specific times, they offer maximum lighting efficiency to lower your utility bills.
4. They Protect Against Sun Damage
Continued exposure to sunlight can fade flooring, furniture and window treatments. But motorized blinds offer protection by being programming to open and close at specific times. This makes them a convenient option for homeowners dealing with many windows, especially those that are hard to reach.
5. They Provide Multiple Control Options
Motorized blinds can be controlled using a range of methods. It’s advisable to have both a remote and a wall-mounted switch to allow everyone to adjust the blinds. Additionally, there are smartphone apps that offer easy control, including voice command.
Motorized window coverings are a simple and effective way to add comfort, convenience and security to your home. As technology continues to infiltrate our lives, upgrading from regular blinds to automated window treatments has become easier and more intuitive. Although automated blinds may seem a significant investment initially, they’ll help save you time and money in the long run.