The Benefits of Motorized Window Treatments

Wondering if motorized window treatments are the right choice for you? While some of the benefits of motorized coverings may seem obvious such as convenience and ease-of-operation, there are some less commonly known benefits such as furniture protection and decreased energy consumption. At ABC Blind & Drapery, it’s our mission to help you create the look you’ve always wanted – and know the added benefits of that look too! Read on to learn more about the benefits of motorized window treatments.

Convenience

If you have a hard to reach or oddly shaped window, then you’ll definitely appreciate the convenience of motorized coverings. Motorization can be great if you have hard-to-reach windows such as a second story window or a window above the bathtub. With the use of a hand-held remote, you can easily open and close your window treatments whenever you want. Regardless of where your window is, we promise you’ll love the ease-of-operation associated with motorized window treatments!

Lower Energy Consumption

Motorization allows you to schedule when your window treatments open and close throughout the day, helping to keep the sun from heating your home during the hottest times. This allows your air conditioner to not have to work as hard to cool the home when the hot sun is shining in, which results in you saving money on your electricity bill by lowering your energy consumption! The same goes for during the winter – if you close your shades during the coldest parts of the day, you won’t have as much heat loss through your windows allowing your heater to work more efficiently.

Furniture Protection

Similar to how scheduling your coverings to close during the hottest part of the day can lower your energy consumption, it can also help protect the interior of your home! Your furniture, throw pillows and even art pieces can suffer discoloration over time from prolonged sun exposure. Setting a timer for your motorized shades to close will help you avoid sun exposure and protect your furniture for years to come.

Increase Your Home’s Value

With the addition of sleek and modern motorized window treatments, you’ll help potential home buyers gain a better impression. Upgrading your home with motorized shades can show that your home is transitioning into a modern smart home, which in turn helps to increase the value of your home. This simple update can make an empty home on the market much more inviting and homey.

Safety

Do you still have corded window treatments in your home? Did you know that the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a window covering safety standard in December encouraging all companies and homes to go cordless? By choosing a motorized window treatment, you can manage the operation of your window covering with a hand-held remote or a mounted wall switch, allowing for maximum safety for your child. The worries of your children playing with the cords of your window coverings are gone forever with motorization, so rest easy and take a breath.

We hope after reading this, that you understand there are many benefits from choosing motorized window treatments and you feel confident in your decision to purchase motorized coverings now! If you’re ready to start shopping, we’d love if you consider the possibilities with us at ABC Blind & Drapery.