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How Motorized Blinds Save You Money and Keep Your Home Cooler


Make your home more efficient and simplify everyday chores with motorized blinds for your Pacific Palisades home

The sun always shines brightly in the Golden State, but the start of summer means you’ll be using your air conditioner more often, which means higher electric bills for you. Before the worst of the summer heat arrives, make your home more efficient and make everyday tasks easier with motorized blinds.

By using smarter fabrics, making better use of available sunlight and integrating your shades with your existing automation systems, you can dramatically reduce your home’s energy consumption. At the same time, you get to relax more by not having to manually raise or lower all the blinds in your home. Here are a few ways motorized blinds can improve your Pacific Palisades home.

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One way motorized blinds make your home more efficient is through a process called “daylight harvesting.” Put simply, daylight harvesting means using the light that hits your home as efficiently as possible. In the summer that means keeping your shades drawn except when absolutely necessary to minimize solar heat gain; in the winter, your shades stay open as long as possible to let the sun warm your home instead of your HVAC system.

This may sound a bit complicated, but your motorized blinds are fully capable of handling this process by themselves. Using an automated schedule and/or employing a network of heat and light sensors around your home, your blinds can raise or lower themselves throughout the day.

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