How Do You Control Your Motorized Shades?

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One of our favorite smart home technologies is motorized shading. Your home’s windows can have a dramatic impact on how you experience your home. Motorized shades provide you with control over your windows and allow you to decide when you’d like natural light and how much heat enters your home. The value of automated blinds, drapes and shades is lessened if you don’t have a firm grasp over their control. In this article, we’re offering three control suggestions that will help you better utilize this smart technology in your Boca Raton, FL home. Continue reading to learn more.  

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Using Sensors

Adding sensors to your motorized shades allows them to intuit your needs based on the environment. There are a few sensors that might be helpful for your home, but solar sensors have the most obvious benefits when working with shading.

There is an obvious relationship between the sun and your motorized shades. Solar sensors track the position and intensity of the sun and tell your shades what position they should be in to make your home as comfortable as possible. For instance, as the sun sets, the angles of light are a bit more extreme. Lowering your shades at that point can help prevent glares. Couple your shades with lighting control and your lights can go on to offset the loss of natural light.

Using Schedules

Do you tend to run on a fairly consistent schedule? During the work week, you probably leave the house and return at about the same time each day. Utilizing schedules to control your shades means that your shades are in the proper position without you having to take any action.

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What You Need to Know about Motorized Shades

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Being in the Sunshine State, Florida homeowners know a lot about the effects of the sun on daily life. However, what you may not know is how to control sunlight. Motorized shades provide the power you need to stay one step ahead of the elements, and this ability is at the heart of their value. Plus, being automated offers you, the homeowner, with nifty new abilities. We have laid out our five favorite benefits you can expect when you add automatic drapery, blinds, or shades to your Miami home. Continue reading to learn what they are. 

1. Easy to Control

Manufacturers of motorized shading, like Lutron, offer plenty of options when it comes to controls. You can make adjustments to your shades through touchpanels placed on the walls or through apps downloaded to your smartphone or tablets. These controls provide you a bird’s eye view of everything that’s happening with your home’s shading--even when you’re not there. Let’s say you’re not sure if you left the blinds open in your living room, the room where your favorite rug is. Avoid any sun damage by closing the window coverings right from the office.

2. Stylish

Because all of these dressings are automatic, you won’t need those manual controls like strings. The effect is a much cleaner look in every room of your home, and you’re avoiding any inconvenient tangling or wrangling.

In addition, every shade is custom designed to fit your space. You will have total control over how every window looks. That means the size, shade, color, and fabric is specifically tailored to each room of your home.

See Also: Lutron Motorized Shades Cover Your Whole Home in Style and Convenience

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Trying to Incorporate Green Technology into Your Boca Raton Home?

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For the last three years, we have seen investments increase in green home projects. The result: financial returns from these projects have gone up 40 percent in the past two years from homeowners looking for more efficient dwellings and willing to pay for it. Turning to green technologies in your Florida home is a sound plan. Whether you’re concerned about the environment, want to increase energy efficiency, or are looking to add extra resale value, smart technologies are the solution. One of the most powerful tools in green technology is motorized shades--especially those from Lutron. Read on to learn three ways automated shading can improve your home’s energy economy and simultaneously make your life simpler. 

Block Out the Sun

The Florida sun is powerful and can make a huge impact on your home. If you’re running your AC unit all day long and still feel like you can’t get cool, you may be forgetting your windows. The sunlight streaming into your home is not only illuminating, it also brings heat. With the addition of motorized shades, you’ll discover that your solar heat gain decreases significantly. Lutron has designed shading particularly for this purpose. Their Serena Honeycomb Shades, for instance, have pockets of air--they look like a honeycomb--that act as excellent insulators and stop incoming heat. Or, you could use dual shades with a reflective white surface on one side. Place the white side toward the outside and it will reverse the direction of incoming light.

See Also: Lutron Motorized Shades Cover Your Whole Home in Style and Convenience

Find Your Light

Natural light is a wonderful resource. It can provide your home with warm light at no cost. Sunlight is also an effective method for more pleasant mornings, as it naturally stimulates the body. With motorized shades, you can have direct control over this most fickle of resources. For instance, in your bedroom, link your shades or drapes to an astrological clock or place light sensors on the outside of your windows. Your window dressings will then be in touch with the sun’s schedule, and can be programmed to automatically open with the rising sun. You can maintain your nighttime privacy and still wake with the natural rhythm of the day.

Use methods like this throughout your home and save on energy costs. Sunlight is free and the more of it you use throughout the day the less electric light you need. Integrate your shades with lighting control for even more savings and convenience. Program your lights to dim up as the shades are closing, and you will only use the electricity that’s absolutely necessary.

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