Daylight Savings: Get More Out of Your Motorized Shades

Daylight Savings: Get More Out of Your Motorized Shades

Jersey Shore Residents Deserve More Efficient Technology

Spring is almost here, and we’ve just turned our clocks forward for daylight savings time. While the warm weather means you’ll be spending more time outside, it also means you’ll be running your AC a lot more. Plus, with spring break and summer vacation coming up right around the corner, you’ll need a system that can help save on your energy bill. Luckily, motorized shades can do exactly that! In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the ways smart shades can help you save. Read on for more.

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Daylight Sensors

When the sun stays out later and later, you have less need for your artificial lights. Why not integrate a system that allows you to seamlessly take advantage of the long lasting daylight? Motorized shades can be equipped with daylight sensors, which tell them when to raise automatically so you don’t have to think about it.

Harvesting the sun’s light is one of the easiest ways to lower your electric bill. You can integrate your lighting system with the shades, so the fixtures automatically dim when the shades rise. That way, you can ensure that you’re never wasting energy by double-lighting your spaces.


For many homeowners, light is a tradeoff. On the one hand, you have artificial lights that may waste energy when there’s plenty of sunlight available. On the other, you have shades that roll back to let the sun in, potentially warming up the room and putting a strain on your HVAC system. So how do you reconcile the two?

Sunshades are the perfect solution. Sunshades are translucent fabrics that allow enough light to filter through without exposing your home. They are perfect for enhancing privacy without limiting visibility, but they also help regulate the temperature inside your home. You can even integrate double rollers, so your heavy blackout curtains draw back but leave the sunshades in place when necessary.

Occupancy Sensors

Heading out of the house on a major vacation? Won’t be around for weeks on end? Then you don’t have to worry about your shades wasting energy. There are two great ways to prevent energy loss and return to a comfortable home.

The first is setting your space to an away mode. Away mode will engage your entire system – locking doors, shutting off electronics and lowering the shades. When you’re out of the house, you can be sure no harmful UV rays are damaging your furniture and no cool air is escaping from uncovered windows.

The second is with occupancy sensors. If you’re not using a room, your system can take note and avoid using the technology in the space. That could include HVAC, lights and even shades. That way you’ll know your home is not using any unneeded energy.

Are you ready to enjoy more spring savings with motorized shades? Contact Hi-Fi Sales today for more information!

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