From vacuum cleaners and hair dryers to clocks and washing machines, the list of items with electric motors that we use every day is endless. Appliances with electric motors add convenience, save us time, and make life a little bit easier. But is there any reason to have motorized shades in your Hamptons, NY home? Why yes there are! Read on to learn five excellent reasons to consider adding this high-tech amenity.
The same sun that causes your AC to work overtime can also damage furniture, art work, rugs and wood surfaces. A shading system can protect your interior furnishings from dangerous UV rays, while at the same time preventing harsh glares from washing out a television or computer screen.
Easy to use
Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re getting older every day. Injuries, age and other physical challenges can make regular, daily tasks a challenge. Motorized shades are easy to operate and can be lowered or raised by pressing a button on a remote or smart device. No more will you have to struggle with blind cords that constantly tangle or shades that don’t stay in the right position.
Your Hamptons home most likely has many windows that allow you to enjoy some spectacular views. That means you know first-hand how time consuming it is to adjust all those blinds. Since motorized shades are equipped with a remote system, homeowners can effortlessly adjust a single window treatment, a whole room of windows, or the entire house. Want a particular area of the room of your home to be shaded? With the touch of a button on a keypad, remote control or smart device, you can easily adjust shades to block out light or allow it to flood a room.
When shades are integrated into a home automation system, you can easily set predetermined scenes. Press the “Away” button when leaving your house to close all the blinds and restrict the view inside. In addition, shades can be set to raise and lower throughout the day, giving the appearance that someone is home.
Reduce energy costs
On a bright summer day, the heat that passes through window panes can cause your AC to work nonstop to cool your house. By covering windows, shades help to reflect heat causing your AC to run less and in turn helping to reduce energy costs. Sensors can also be installed that lower shades when the sun is at its brightest.
Want to learn about some of the other benefits of motorized shades? Audio Den can help. We’ll design and install a system to meet your needs and your budget. Call us at 631-585-5600 to schedule a consultation.