Having the right window treatments can help keep your home naturally cool without increasing your HVAC’s energy consumption. Some of the most common include drapes and blinds, but if you want something more convenient for your home, installing smart window shades is worth considering.
How Smart Window Shades Work
These are essentially motorized shades that are available in several kinds of fabrics and materials. You’ll find different models that can remotely raise or lower shades through a smartphone app, a connected remote control or even through voice command. When used properly, they can be one of the most convenient options for energy-efficient window treatments.
Smart Window Shades and Their Benefits
Many smart window shade solutions offer different options that feature unique benefits. Some can have their shades operate individually or as a group while others feature one-tap controls and scheduled adjustment schedules to your preferences. And when it comes to fabrics, you can choose light or dark materials depending on where your windows are facing. You can even install sheer roller shades to protect your home’s privacy while also providing insulation, especially at night time.
Other Window Treatments to Consider
- Drapes – Drapery can be installed as an extra layer over your existing shades or blinds in your home. They’re more than just a visual enhancement in your interiors as they help act as a thermal barrier for your home. They help reduce about 10% of heat loss in a room during winter while effectively preventing heat increase by as much as 33% during the summer months.
- Shutters – These tend to have fewer gaps compared to other window treatments because they are installed closer to the window frame. Louvered adjustable panels also help prevent hot or cold air from leaking into your home. They can also help block sunlight and hot outdoor air during the summer months to keep your home cool and comfy.
WiHome Integration can help you control natural and artificial lighting in your home with our smart shades and lighting fixtures. Our team of experts can integrate these features as part of a larger home automation system. Call us at (703) 239-1500 to request a quote. You can fill out our convenient contact form, so talk to us today! We serve McLean, Clifton and Burke, VA.