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Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization Q & A’s

Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization brings you the newest technology to make operating your Hunter Douglas window treatments easier than ever. However, as people start to think about incorporating Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization, there are many common questions they ask. Maybe some of them are questions you have too.

 

Question: How do I operate my window coverings with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization?

 

Answer: Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization can be operated using several different methods. These include using a remote control, a wall switch, a smartphone or a tablet (using the PowerView app). In addition, you can operate your motorized window treatments using Amazon Alexa, Google assistant, and Nest.

 

Question: Does Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization require me to have new electrical wiring installed in my home?

 

Answer: You do not need to hire an electrician to do any electrical wiring with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. Your motorized window coverings are powered by either batteries or a plug-in power supply. Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization requires a simple battery pack installation. The battery pack is installed behind the headrail where it is not visible. Battery replacement recommendations are based on their size, configuration, and usage.

 

Question: What styles of Hunter Douglas window treatments can be installed with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization?

 

Answer: Most of Hunter Douglas’ window coverings can be installed with Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization. The window treatments include cellular window shades (Honeycombs), Silhouette window shades, Nantucket window shades, roller window shades, Roman window shades, Woven Wood window shades, window shutters (with slat tilt operation), wood and metal window blinds (with slat tilt operation), and Somner vertical window blinds, among others.

 

Question: I am away from home a lot. Does Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization give me the ability to automate the operation of my window treatments when I’m gone so it looks like someone is always home?

 

Answer: One of the great benefits of having Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization is that you can set up a schedule where your window treatments automatically open and close during the day at the times you choose. In addition, using the PowerView® app, you can use your smartphone or tablet to manually open or close your window coverings, no matter where you are.

 

Question: Do I need to have an internet connection to use Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization with my window treatments?

 

Answer: Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization can be used without an internet connection if you are using only a wall switch or Pebble remote with your window coverings. However, if you want to use the PowerView® app or you want to integrate Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization with other smart technology in your home, then you will need to have an internet connection and a smart hub installed.

 

Question: Do I really need to integrate Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization with other smart technology I am using in my home?

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Answer: You should definitely consider it. One of the main reasons that smart technology is so popular among homeowners is because it gives them a lot of control over things in their home even when they are not home. By integrating Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization into your home’s smart technology, you can make your home more secure if you and your family are away during the day or on a trip. You can coordinate Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization to operate your window treatments in coordination with smart lighting, so that when your lights come on in the evening your window coverings close and when your lights go off in the morning your window treatments open.

 

If you’d like to learn more about Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization, our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm can help you.

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