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Reduce Cooling Costs With Motorized Shades

Reduce Cooling Costs With Motorized Shades

Jump Into Automation With a System That Saves

If you’ve done your research, you probably know that smart automation can save you big bucks on your monthly energy bills. From smart lighting to integrated cooling systems, you can lower the energy costs in your Decatur, IL property pretty steeply. But there’s one system that can save you more than just about any other, and you probably don’t even know it. Motorized shades are the perfect solution for any room in your home. In this blog, we’ll show you how you can reduce your cooling costs this summer by investing in smart shading solutions.

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Lower Lighting Costs

Artificial light is something we use every day. Whenever you walk into a room, it’s likely the first electronic device you turn on. But what if there were a way to break the habit and save some energy in the process? Motorized shades can help! By harnessing the power of natural sunlight to illuminate your spaces, you can minimize lighting costs throughout your daily life. Daylight harvesting technology consists of sensors integrated into your smart shading system that tells the shades when there is enough sunlight to dim or turn off the lighting fixtures. By integrating your shades with your smart lighting system, you won’t have to worry about controlling either – it all remains hands-free. When the sensors detect the appropriate amount of sunlight, your shades spring into action.

Managing Solar Heat Gain

Of course, one of the biggest problems with using sunlight as your major source of light is the heat. After all, if it’s hot outside, letting the sun into your room will just make that hot as well. And that can lead to a serious increase in solar heat gain – the rise in temperature that accompanies unshaded windows. So how do you manage that? Sunshades are the perfect starting point. They are translucent materials that block many of the more harmful aspects of sunlight, so you can simply enjoy the illumination. By minimizing the heat gain, your AC doesn’t have to work so hard to keep you cool.

Additional Savings

In addition to lowering energy costs, smart shading helps keep other costs low, too. Specifically, it helps preserve your furnishings from harmful UV rays, so they last longer and remain looking beautiful. You don’t want sunlight to make your beautiful home décor fade, crack or otherwise appear damaged. Sunshades are the perfect solution that allow you to experience beautiful, natural light without the harmful effects.   Are you interested in lowering energy costs while still enjoying natural, beautiful sunlight in your spaces? Invest in motorized shades today! Contact Liaison Homes now for more information.