Even the U.S. Department of Energy agrees, motorized window coverings or “operable window coverings”, to use DOE terminology, are a smart way to reduce solar heat gain, control your energy bills, and make your living areas more comfortable all year round.
Why is this? Because motorized window treatments make it so easy to open, close, and adjust window coverings to maximize or minimize solar heat gain throughout the day or time of year.
Windows and Energy Consumption
According to the DOE, 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy is lost through windows and the vast majority of sunlight that enters through windows, even double-paned windows, becomes heat. This is fine if you live in a cold climate and can use that extra boost of heat, but it’s not so great in our already warm Florida environment.
Motorization makes it possible to get more out of your window coverings by helping to support whole home comfort.
Set Schedules and Operate Remotely
Orlando Motorized Shades is proud to offer Somfy myLinkTM motorized control systems. This system can be added to just about any kind of window treatment, including new blinds and shades or any that you may have already existing in your home. The scheduling functions allow homeowners to set schedules and even manage their window coverings remotely. This is a no-nonsense way to work with Mother Nature to keep your home comfortable year-round.
Set the timer to:
- Open or close the window coverings for privacy or to maximize daylight
- Take advantage of warming sunlight during the winter daytime hours
- Prevent the hot summer sun from entering your home during the day
- Control the amount of light and solar heat that comes into the home any time of day, any time of year
Put Motorized Shades To Work For Your Home
Motorized shades and blinds are efficient, convenient, and effective for both homes and businesses that need to reduce solar heat gain. Schedule an on-site consultation with Orlando Motorized Shades to learn more about motorized window treatments by calling (407) 977-0886 or contacting us online today!