The Secret to Staying Warm This Winter
Motorized Shades Help Insulate Your Aspen Home
The wintertime brings plenty of great elements – fresh, white snow, gift-giving holidays and all of the hot cocoa you can handle. But it can also put a strain on your HVAC system, especially if you have trouble keeping a drafty house warm. Luckily, there’s a solution: motorized shades help insulate your Aspen, Colorado property by regulating internal temperatures. In this blog, we’ll show you why smart shading is the perfect way to stay warm this holiday season. Read more after the jump.
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Insulating Your Home
If your home has big windows, it can feel like a real hassle trying to maintain a constant temperature. In the summer, solar heat gain makes your spaces too warm. In the winter, all of the hard work your heating system does quickly escapes through the glass. That’s why smart shading is so important. Motorized window treatments are one of the best ways to ensure that the temperature in your home remains consistent. Curtains can provide the most insulation, sort of the same way a blanket keeps you warm while you sleep. The heat has a hard time passing through denser fabric, so it ends up staying in the room. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough of an air gap between the curtain and the window. A wider gap between the two will create a pocket of air, which traps the warmth. If your room doesn’t have the space for thick curtains and a healthy-sized air gap, consider honeycomb shades. The pleated design helps manufacture air pockets within the shades themselves, which hold on to the heat and don’t let it out.
Once you’ve chosen the best types of shades for maintaining comfortable temperatures in your spaces, you need to make sure they’ll act the way you need them to when it’s most crucial. That’s why you want to integrate sensors that will react appropriately when your space gets too warm or too cold. Temperature sensors and light sensors can integrate with your HVAC and shading system to close or open the shades automatically. If in the summer, too much light is getting into your room, the sunshades can lower – reducing solar heat gain but leaving enough light to see by. If in the winter, the space gets too chilly, the honeycombs can lower while the thermostat raises the temperature to keep the area warm. Integrating motorized shades into your Aspen home is a smart idea. If you have questions or would like to get started on your smart home upgrade, contact Liaison Homes today.