Make Your Home More Beautiful, Healthy, and Effortless to Control with the Latest Motorized Window Coverings
Are you in the stages of a new build, a major remodel, or maybe you’re simply refreshing your home? Whatever is true for you, lighting and shading should certainly be a part of the conversation. Today’s design elements take into account creating a beautiful home and a healthy and sustainable environment. To do this, they harvest daylight, a technique that not only creates stunning interiors but also lowers costs and provides the health benefits of sunlight.
So, you may wonder, what does that have to do with automated shades? Before the advent of motorized window coverings, it was a chore (or at least a bit inconvenient) for homeowners to adjust shades throughout the day. For this reason, many remained closed or halfway drawn. Today, your shades can adjust in perfect unison throughout the day, automatically or with a simple tap on a touchscreen, remote, or in-wall keypad, making the art of daylighting effortless.
Let’s explore the latest design elements and the difference automated shades can offer you and your home in San Diego, CA.
The Effects of Sunlight
Few things are more beautiful in your home than the sight of filtered, golden sunlight entering a room. It warms a space, bringing one of nature’s most powerful elements indoors. Of course, as with most things in life, you can get too much of a good thing. Exposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays causes fading and discoloration of upholstered sofas, chairs, and antique rugs. It can also warp wooden floors and change the pigment in your treasured works of art.
Natural light also affects humans. It’s been shown to increase productivity while helping us get a better night’s sleep. As it touches our skin, we begin making the all-important vitamin D. When it enters our eyes, it triggers the release of serotonin, our “happy” hormone. But unfortunately, as we all know, extensive direct sunlight can also lead to skin cancer.
Automated shades create the “happy medium” that defines a balanced life. One of our partners and industry leaders in lighting, Lutron, creates motorized shades, drapes, and blinds designed for any size and type of window, from skylights to angled and massive picture windows.
These window coverings raise and lower in perfect synchronicity, whether preprogrammed, automated to raise and lower with the changing level of sunlight, or one-touch control. The experts at Andrus Smart Technologies can also install dual roller shades, allowing you to maintain your beautiful views with sheer shades during the daytime and lower the blackout shades when it’s time for bed or movie night.
Reducing Energy Usage
Some homeowners are focused on reducing their carbon footprint. Others simply want to reduce their costs. Whatever your goal, automated shades can help you get there. As your home heats up during the day due to solar heat gain, the rising temperatures trigger your shades to lower, reducing the heating effect of direct sunlight and taking the strain off of your HVAC system.
At Andrus Smart Technologies, we provide customized automated solutions unique to each household, creating a healthier, easily managed, and more beautiful home. To learn more about automated shades or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Andrus Smart Technologies today.
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