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Trouble Keeping Your Home Warm? This Is the Easy Way to Do It

Motorized Shades Help You Avoid Adjusting the Thermostat

Trouble Keeping Your Home Warm? This Is the Easy Way to Do It

With the colder months upon us, you’re looking at a winter full of high heating costs. That is, unless you take action right away. Windows are the where most heat is lost in your space, especially if they’re single paned and un-tinted. But that doesn’t mean you have to go out and replace every window in your home. Instead, why not consider motorized shades for your Fort Wayne, IN property? Smart shading is the easy way to keep your spaces warm, and this blog will show you how.


How Heat Escapes Your Home

According to Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, windows can take up to 20 percent of the surface area of the walls in a given room. That means there’s plenty of opportunity for heat to escape.

When the warm air in your home hits the window, it begins to heat up the air outside the window. As it loses heat energy and becomes colder, it sinks to the bottom of the room.

And all you’re left with is a cold room and higher energy bills.

How Motorized Shades Regulate Temperature

When you install smart shading, you create a shield around your windows that help keep your interior spaces warm during the winter.

Think of it like a blanket: the object itself is not warm, but by insulating you, your own body heat helps warm you up. A similar thing happens with the heat in your home.

Heavy window treatments like curtains are the perfect way to insulate your space. Thick materials prevent heat transfer and the small cushion of air between the curtain and the window pane helps insulate it even further.

If you’re interested in saving space, honeycomb shades are a smart decision. They’re designed with small pockets of air within the shade itself, so they’re among the most energy-efficient options for your home.

Automate for a Warmer Winter

Motorized shades are a great addition to your home because they offer one-touch controls so you can raise or lower them with a single button.

But an even greater benefit of smart shading is that it integrates with your smart home control system. That means you can integrate control with your lighting and thermostat for a hands-free way to enjoy your environment.

When you integrate controls, sensors can determine how warm or cool a given space is at any time. If the room gets too cold, the shades lower automatically. Plus, the lights will adjust to the appropriate setting.

Want to find out more about motorized shades? We’re here to help! To chat with a knowledgeable member of our staff, just click the button in the lower right of your screen.

And if you want to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to find the solution that’s right for your home, you’re just one click away.

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