Take those rose-colored lenses off, it’s time to get serious about shade. At ETC, we take our smart home technology seriously, but today we are going to take a deep dive into smart shading and look at some of the reasons why you really should get off the couch and get some smart shades installed ... so you don’t have to get off the couch to adjust your shades.[caption id="attachment_30617" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
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It makes sense that smart lighting can help you save money – it gives you more control over how much you use your lights and, by extension, your electricity – but smart shading is another area that is going to help you cut home costs. With Lutron shades, programming options such as “winter warm” will have the shades open, letting the sunlight warm your house instead of your heater. “Summer cool” brings all your shades down, keeping your home nice and cool during those stifling summer months, saving your poor air conditioner some work.
One of the differences between your regular (we won’t call them dumb) shades and smart shades is the addition of a motor. You may be initially put off by that fact, as motors make noise and hearing noise anytime your shades move could be a nuisance. We totally agree with you! But, with select brands’ motors, you don’t have to worry about that. Not only are they quieter than other shade options out there, they also take up less space. Even better, they only use half of the rated voltage, further helping you reap those energy savings. You don’t have to worry about set up, either. Give us a call today and we’ll be glad to walk you through our smart shading solutions, and even get them installed, so you can sit back and relax and let your shades do the work for you.
We promised that you’d be able to adjust your shades without getting off your couch, and we always stick by our promises! In fact, your couch won’t be the only place from which you’ll be able to control your shades. Where else, you may ask? Pretty much anywhere. You have plenty of options: keypads, remote controls, or even tabletop controls. That’s some true smart-home convenience, if we do say so ourselves.
While the sun is important for, well, life as we know it, that doesn’t mean that it can’t also have some nasty side effects.Your furniture, art, and wood surfaces aren’t going to get a sun burn, but the sun’s UV rays can still do damage to the finer pieces of your home decor. That’s where your smart shades come in. They are going to help keep anything precious to you out of direct sunlight, adding in yet another benefit to your smart home![caption id="attachment_30618" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Man sitting at home, using a home automation application on a smart phone. The simple user interface uses icons to allow the selection of 'daytime' or 'night time' settings.[/caption]Don’t worry about integrating your smart shades into your home by yourself. Instead, give us a call today at 561-881-8118 – we are excited about the smart shading solutions on the market and are glad to talk to you about all of our local offerings and which ones will be best for your needs!