Stay warm without driving up the energy bill
San Francisco is a pretty temperate place; it’s not known for harsh winters. But that doesn’t mean it won’t occasionally get a bit chilly during the season. If you’re experiencing a little bit of a chill, you don’t have to adjust the thermostat and drive up your energy bill. Instead, let your motorized shades keep you comfortable in style. Here, we’ll show you how smart shades can keep you cozy without costing additional money.
The temperature outside can sometimes dip pretty low, and while it’s hardly the coldest you might ever feel, it’s cold enough to be uncomfortable. During those times, you want to stay cozy and warm at home. But if you have bare windows and an older home with minimal insulation, the inside of your home could quickly become almost as cold as the outside.
Of course, most homes don’t have bare windows. Shades, blinds, curtains, and other coverings are pretty standard. They add a stylish flair to the room and tie the decor together. But they also serve another purpose — regulating the temperature in your spaces.
Most heat escapes through the windows. Shades sit close to the pane and help create a pocket of air that insulates your space. If you ever stick your hand behind the curtain, you’ll notice it’s much colder on the other side. That’s because of this thermal cushion is blocking the warmth from escaping your room. In other words, shades are essential to staying warm in the cold months.
With a motorized shade system, you can take the guesswork out of when it’s time to close the shades. Smart shades work to automatically adjust when your integrated technology senses the temperature is too low. Thanks to sensors and other devices, they’ll instantly close, and you won’t have to lift a finger.
Smart shades also work with an easy-to-use interface. You can open them and close them whenever you need to. Simply tap a button, and they’ll adjust to the correct setting. And you don’t have to worry about uneven movement. Hembar alignment synchronizes the electric motors to ensure your groups of shades will move in unison when you are changing their position.
Also, motorized shades work with other technology to ensure total comfort. As your shades close to keep you warm, your lights can automatically brighten so you can see. Multiple parts of your system will adjust together — that’s the secret of smart technology.
Want to learn more about how motorized shades can help you stay warm and rely less on adjusting your thermostat? Click here or give us a call at 650-592-9480 today!