Having smart window shades installed in Sunnyvale, CA is becoming a very popular option when homeowners are replacing their old window coverings. Whether you are upgrading or replacing window treatments in your existing home or you are building a new home that will be incorporates smart technology, smart window shades are a great addition.
You may wonder if you really need smart window shades, or you can just open and close them manually whenever you or one of your family members is home (and thinks about it). Many people who don’t have smart window coverings rarely think consciously about adjusting them.
That means if the window coverings are open, they stay open all the time. Conversely, if they are closed, they stay closed all the time. But this can mean that the window coverings are not being used as effectively or efficiently as they could be.
Smart technology added to window shades can make them work to make your home more secure, more energy efficient, and more convenient – whether you or your family members are at home or not.
With smart window shades, you have the ability to use a smartphone or tablet to establish times of the day when your window shades should be raised and lowered. This functionality lets you use the full advantage of sunlight for energy efficient and light.
It also lets you control the privacy of your home any time of the day or night and it gives you better control over the security of your home.
For example, when you and your family are away from home, you can program your smart window shades to open and close at regular intervals to make it look like someone is always home.
Additionally, utilizing a smart hub, you can have your smart window shades work in tandem with your smart lighting so that when the lights go on, the window shades close and when the lights go off, the window shades open.
This can help avert possible break-ins and burglaries when you are away from home for any length of time. And you can change it up on the fly, even if you are thousands of miles away for work or for a vacation.
Smart window shades are also very convenient to use. You can set opening and closing schedules for them based on the days of the week (you might open them earlier during the week and later on weekends, for example).
You can conveniently have your smart window shades during warm months to close when the sun is hottest and during cooler months to stay open as long as the sun is up. What this will do is make your home more energy efficient without you having to consciously think about it. Not only will your home be more comfortable, but your energy usage and costs will decrease.
Be sure to choose smart window shades that offer the widest range of integration with smart technology so that as technology advances and changes your smart window shades will still work perfectly and issue-free.
Smart technology is becoming standard in homes that are newly constructed, but all you need in an existing home is a smart home wireless hub that all the smart devices, including smart window shades, can be connected to. Your windows covering company can help you with compatible smart hub solutions.
Smart window shades styles include roller window shades, cellular window shades, and Roman window shades, among others. You can pick the window shade style that works best with your home’s décor and theme. You can even mix and match your smart window shade styles based on each room’s functionality and purpose.
If you’d like to learn more about smart window shades in Sunnyvale, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable team at Windows & Beyond, Inc.