Smart home technology is a booming industry with systems on the market that can control your heating, your lights, and your blinds and curtains. But the question remains – are these technologies worth investing in? Read below for our reasons why smart window dressings are worth the price tag.
The first and foremost reason to invest in any smart home technology is the ease and convenience they bring. With automated blinds and curtains, you can control the light in your home at the touch of a button, or time coverings to open and close using an easy to use app.
An automated system prevents you from completing the boring, repetitive task of wandering your home pulling down every individual shade – just click a button and go! For those with lots of windows, you can programme different effects for different rooms and times of day, meaning you don’t have to adjust your shades all at once, instead you can create a bespoke system that works for you.
Automated window dressings are cordless, making them the safest options for blinds and curtains in homes where young children might be present.
No cords also means not getting tangled up in your blinds or curtains whenever you need to open them – minimizing risk of harm to yourself or your window dressings.
Automated window shades can also offer security benefits. If you’re leaving your home unoccupied for a length of time, setting your blind or curtains to open and close can give the impression of someone having recently been home – deterring potential burglars.
Using an automated system for your blinds or curtains can make your home more energy efficient. In the summer you can programme your curtains or blinds to close just after you leave for work, and open just before you arrive home, keeping the sunlight and heat out of your home during the day. In winter, you can programme the blinds to stay open longer – allowing the winter sunshine to warm your home.
Utilizing your blinds to heat or cool your home can create substantial energy savings – and with a smart system you don’t even have to think about it! Just programme your system and let your window dressings work for you!
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