How to Make your Home More Energy Efficient
Efficiency is a goal many of us try to work toward. It might take form in a variety of areas of our lives, from completing household chores to goals at work to improving how we use resources. For example, if you want to become more energy efficient, you might buy new lightbulbs, turn off lights when you aren’t in the room, or take shorter showers for energy savings. On the other hand, if you want to be more time efficient, you might try to simplify tasks by removing obstacles and distractions. It might seem like many products address only one of the two, only improving time efficiency or energy efficiency. However, an area where both may be necessary is when it comes to your window treatments. With Hunter Douglas products from Blind Builders, you can save time as well as make your home more energy efficient to maximize energy savings with light control.
Saving time is important to a lot of us. With so many activities and options, we want to maximize our enjoyment. That’s why every second counts. With PowerView® Motorization, you could save minutes everyday that you might otherwise spend walking around your home opening and closing window treatments. PowerView Motorization is a cordless, wireless operating system available with many different styles of window coverings. Each motorized window treatments connects to your home’s wireless network through the PowerView Hub. You can then easily control them with a mobile device. If you’d prefer to not use a phone or tablet, you can use the Pebble® remote or compatible voice-activated devices.
Using PowerView, you can control each window treatment individually, or you can control them in groups. While this definitely saves you time from not manually controlling the window treatments and from being able to control more than one at the same time, you can save even more time. This can be done using Scenes in the app. Scenes are set movements for your window treatments that can be scheduled to run. For example, every morning you might like to open the shades and let in light. You know that you wake up each morning around 7am. All you have to do is create a Scene named “Morning”, or whatever you will recognize, save the positions for your window treatments, and schedule the “Morning” scene for 7am each day.
While PowerView can help you improve energy efficiency by opening and closing your shades to block or take advantage of light control, you can actually install a specific type of window treatment to help reduce your energy consumption. Duette® Honeycomb Shades are built using a honeycomb construction technique. This construction style creates cells or pockets that help trap air. With the hot or cold air trapped in the shades’ pockets can’t flow through your home and affect the set temperature.
Located in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, Blind Builders is your go-to shop for all things window treatments. Serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties, our staff can walk you through the process, from picking your preferred style, helping you customize your design, and following through to installation. If you’re ready to create a more efficient home, contact us today to schedule your consultation.