From Motorized Blinds to Smart Lighting, These Smart Solutions Have Extra Value
The holidays are a time of great cheer, but your utility bills can put a real damper on this festive season. Having people over for Thanksgiving and Christmas means two months in a row of intense energy and gas usage. Lights are on all over the house, you’re using your oven and stove throughout the day, and movies, TV shows, and sporting events are playing in different rooms to keep people entertained.
What if we were to tell you that you can give your home a technology upgrade that will help keep those utility costs down, not just during the holidays, but all year round? Keep reading to learn how motorized blinds and smart lighting control can help you save on the utilities for your Atherton, CA home.
The temperature can fluctuate drastically at winter family gatherings. You need the house warm when people arrive, but as more and more guests enter your home, the temperature starts to rise. Compound that with the heat coming from your kitchen, and it can start to get uncomfortable fast, especially if people are wearing more formal dress clothes. Motorized blinds, shades, and curtains can be used to regulate temperatures without overexerting your climate control system.
Your windows allow warm air out and cold air in, but excellent window treatments create a barrier between your window and the room, ideally with a pocket of air between the blinds and the glass that reinforces the separation. If it gets too hot, your motorized blinds rise to let some of that chilled air enter the room and cool it down without turning on the A/C. The blinds will lower again when the room needs to heat up, and this happens automatically by connecting your motorized window treatments to your smart thermostat.
Your lights are responsible for much of the energy usage in your home, and they are on a lot during the holidays. Your Christmas tree and other decorations add significant expenses to your electricity bill, so anywhere you can cut down on consumption is welcome. That’s why smart lighting control is so beneficial. By giving you comprehensive, easy-to-use control of all the lights in your house, you can make quick adjustments that lower how much electricity is used in each room.
People move around a lot at parties, and occupancy sensors will recognize how many people are in a room and adjust brightness accordingly. If there’s nobody in an area, the lights will dim considerably but still leave enough brightness to keep the space welcoming.
Want more information about adding motorized blinds to your Atherton home? Reach out to one of our experts by calling 415-993-7600, filling out our online form, or sending a message in the window at the bottom of your screen.