electricians, installations, motorized window coverings
Written by Larry Cook

Smarten Up Your Window Treatments

If you want to add a touch of luxury to your home, install motorized shades as part of turning your house into a smart home with an automation system. The following will discuss the advantages of upgrading your existing shades and blinds. Remember to consult with a licensed electrician before taking on this kind of project. 

Energy Conservation

Motorized shades and blinds can help keep your home cool. Any time of year, sunlight can enter through a window and raise the temperature inside dramatically. Traditional window shades are a solution, but they must be manually lowered. Otherwise, the air conditioning will have to work harder than necessary, wasting electricity. An upgrade to smart shades that have sensors detecting when sunlight needs to blocked and automatically closing or opening window treatments is the answer.

Lighting As Needed

Window treatments usually remain stationary, and are not used to their full capability for adjusting the amount of natural light that enters a room. Blinds and shades are usually opened or raised in the morning and closed in the evening. Thus, the chances for leveraging sunlight advantageously are lost. Rather than turning on lamps, you can get a dose of Vitamin D and improve your mood by allowing natural light inside. As mentioned previously, this can be done automatically through smart home automation that can be programmed for your needs throughout a typical day.

Improved Security

Window treatments can help improve home security. Whether or not you have a full security and surveillance system, motorized blinds and shades can aid in keeping a home more secure by discouraging burglars. Their automated and programmed movements during particular times of the days will make would-be intruders think that someone’s at home when you are at work or away on vacation.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help