How You Can Use Motorized Shades to Keep Cozy
Did you know that the top of the Eifel Tower always leans away from the sun? The heat expands the metal on the sunny side, causing a curve up to seven inches.
The sun is a powerful source of heat, but during the colder months it can seem like it’s just not doing its job. Sometimes, it just seems impossible to heat up your rooms – even if you raise the temperature on the thermostat.
But there’s an easy-to-use, hands-free way to give your heater a break. Motorized shades work to keep you warm while adding a bit of style to your Atherton, CA home.
How do they do it? This blog explains. Keep reading to find out.
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How Your Windows Lose Heat
When you heat a room on a cold day, over a third of the warm air can escape through the windows. This is because of thermodynamics.
When the warm air touches the cold glass, it transfers heat, thereby warming up the pane. As the heat moves through the window, it ends up warming the outside air.
That leaves you with a pretty cold room – especially if windows are left uncovered. So the simplest solution is to add some shading to the space.
But if you really want to insulate your spaces, you’re going to need more than just a few standard window coverings. You’ll need a system that can do it automatically, before it your room begin to lose heat.
The Benefits of Motorized Shades
Smart shading helps you keep the warm air inside your home, which means you can give your thermostat a rest.
The shade itself should sit a few inches away from the window pane, and we typically recommend heavier fabrics. The space between the pane and the fabric becomes a pocket of warm air, which helps insulate the room.
Plus, you can add sensors to the system so that the shades lower once the temperature reaches a certain point. That way, you never have to remember to draw them.
You can also integrate your shading system with your lights, so they’ll raise or dim when needed. As your shades go down, the smart lighting brightens. When they come up, they dim.
Altogether, motorized shading and other integrated technology help you save on energy costs while keeping your spaces nice and cozy.
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