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The Best Motorized Window Treatment Options to Lower Your Utility Bills

Find Out Why We Partner With Crestron and Lutron for Our Shading Solutions

One of the best ways to fight high heating and cooling costs in New York City is through motorized window treatments.

New York City isn’t exactly known for being inexpensive. Utility bills in particular can skyrocket during the hot summer months and upgrading your home’s insulation isn’t always an option.

Not only can that end up costing you so much money that it could take years (or over a decade) to recoup your costs, but in a city like New York, with its huge mashup of regulations and restrictions, sometimes it just isn’t even feasible.

Automated shades, blinds, and drapes are an elegant middle ground. Not only do they help you save on costs by blocking direct sunlight, but they also make your home look beautiful, increasing resale value.

And on top of that, modern smart window treatments can be controlled right from your smart device of choice, making your life that much easier and allowing you, in some cases, to schedule your window treatments to open and close with the season.

Here are some of our favorite motorized window treatment options.

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Motorized Window Treatments Enhance Every Space in Your Manhattan Apartment

When homeowners consider what smart technology to add to their homes, they often contemplate automated HVAC and lighting control or media rooms with high-performance speakers and stunning visuals.  Yet one of the most overlooked pieces of home technology, designed for your windows, are motorized shades.  This elegant addition to any sun drenched room adds comfort, convenience, and beauty.  Let’s explore further how motorized window treatments can augment various rooms in your home.

Living room
Sun exposure throughout the day can damage room interiors.  Faded floors, sun bleached upholstery, and cracked wood finishes are just some of the results of too much sun.  With automated shades, homeowners can easily protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and wood surfaces from the sun’s harmful UV rays.  And the best part, you don’t need to be home to open or close the blinds.  Motorized window treatments can be programmed to respond to temperature fluctuations inside the room, scheduled for time of day or season, and compensate for sunrise and sunset changes throughout the year with their astronomic clock.  

SEE ALSO:  3 Ways Shade Integration Improves Your Outlook

Dining room
Motorized shades and draperies not only add style and elegance to your dining room, but can easily transition the space to create the right amount of light for a dinner party or add privacy for a late-night family snack.  Perfectly aligning the shades within a bank of windows is nearly impossible.  But with motorized window treatments, every shade can move in perfect synchronization, and without those unsightly pull cords.  A motorized shading system can also incorporate lighting controls for ultimate ambiance control.

Media room
Enjoy more movies and television without harsh glare or a washed-out picture due to sunlight streaming through the windows.  Press the play button on your remote and watch as the shades respond appropriately by lowering to block out sunlight.  Want to see just how simple, yet elegant this kind of control can be?  Take control of a media room including the lights, music, shades, and the television using our interactive demo.

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