When considering a home lighting control system, it’s easy to focus on overhead fixtures and keypads. But being able to capitalize on the natural light is just as important, which is why motorized shades are essential for your Lancaster County home.
Designer Mary Jo Huyard of Savannah House has been providing residential window treatments in Lancaster for 18 years, and invited us in to talk shop. We were struck not only by her gorgeous new showroom on Chestnut Street, but her excitement about automation. “I want to be known as the shade integrator,” she begins, “It’s a huge deal down South, and I think Lancaster needs more of it.” She’s right! With a myriad of benefits ranging from climate control to strengthened security there is no more beautiful impact than automatic window treatments.
EdgeUP integrates these motorized shades with a home control system that can also be used with door locks, security systems, lighting, climate control, and home media systems.
You can say goodbye to the dangling cords and strings to adjust shades. Instead, you can use a smart phone app, photo sensors, schedules, or even voice control to open or close.
This is especially useful for those family members that have difficulty reaching tall cords or pulling strings on heavy shades and drapes. Hard to reach windows behind bathtubs or large pieces of furniture are first places to consider a shade. difficulty reaching tall cords or pulling strings on heavy shades and drapes. Hard to reach windows behind bathtubs or large pieces of furniture are first places to consider a shade.
There are hundreds of fabrics and textures to choose from to stylistically meet any decor.
Of the many benefits of motorized window shades, safety is the most practical. Smart control can make your home safer in two ways.
For one, you can ensure all shades are closed at the end of the day to secure your family’s privacy. No more checking throughout the house to make sure everything is closed. You can have all shades lower at a given time, at the press of a button, on a schedule based on sunset / sunrise, or a combination there of.
Beyond convenience, motorized shades eliminate a major safety hazard of dangling cords with small children and pets.
Energy & Climate Management
With extreme heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter, your thermostat does a lot of heavy lifting here in Pennsylvania. On average, your heating and cooling costs make up about 47 percent of your energy bill.
The good news: your motorized shades can reduce some of the workload. We work with fabrics with a high-R-value, meaning they are great at insulating your space.
As part of your home lighting control system, you can have shades automatically lower when hit directly by sunlight in the summer. In the winter, schedule them to close during the coldest time of the day.
Want to find out how the right motorized shades can transform your home? Reach out to one of the experts at EdgeUP Technology for a one-on-one consultation.
EdgeUP has been on the forefront of home automation and control since 2007. Please contact EdgeUP for more information or to set up a consultation.