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Guide to Smart Window Shades

window shades in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Smart window shades in Santa Rosa Beach, FL are nice window covering solution for an existing home that needs window covering upgrades or replacements or new home that will be incorporating smart technology throughout the home.

If you’re wondering why you should get smart window shades, consider how useful it is to use technology to open and close a window shade that is hard to reach (on a high window or behind furniture that’s difficult to move).

But this is not the only reason why you should consider getting smart window shades. Another reason is that, simply using a smart phone, you can control when your window shades are raised and lowered. This functionality allows you to take full advantage of sunlight, and ensures privacy, and provides excellent security. If you’re away from home during the day or you and your family go away for several days, you can raise and lower the window shades at regular intervals to make it appear as though you are at home. This will deter potential burglars from targeting your home to break into while you’re gone.

Smart window shades offer convenience. Using smart technology, you can have a schedule for your window shades to open and close. You can have one schedule during the workweek and you can have a different schedule on weekends. What this allows you to do, for example, is to close your window shades during the hottest part of the day in the summer. This will keep the house at a consistent comfortable temperature, and will keep your energy costs down.

When considering getting smart window shades, find those with the widest range of integration with smart technology. This will ensure that as the technology upgrades and changes, that you can still use your smart shades without any issues.

If you don’t already have or are incorporating smart technology in your home, then you’ll need a smart home wireless hub that you can connect all the devices in your home, including smart window shades, to for operation. Many of these integration solutions can be quite innovative. For example, you can coordinate the operation of your smart window shades with the lighting in your home. This means when the smart window shades are raised, you can have the lights turned off. Conversely, when the smart window shades are lowered, you can have the lights turned on.

Smart window shades come in many styles including roller window shades, cellular window shades, pleated window shades, and Roman window shades. You can pick the window shade style that works best with your home’s decorative scheme (this can include mixing and matching different styles based on the room and its functionality).

There are many advantages to smart window shades. One advantage is that they are safe option for homes with small children and pets.

Another advantage of smart window shades is that they have good insulation properties. Smart cellular window shades are an exceptionally good energy efficiency choice. Because of their design they keep cold air out during the winter and hot air out during the summer. This enables you to keep your thermostat at a constant level that doesn’t cause your HVAC system to work harder to keep your house comfortable.

If you’d like to learn more about smart window shades in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, you can speak with our experienced staff at McNeill Palm. You can come to our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can call us at (850) 613-6228.