Automated blinds are one of the most common uses of smart home technology. Not only are they a fun way to showcase your home automation, but they also have several practical applications for your home. If you have been contemplating adding automated blinds to your home, here are 6 reasons why you should! Total Home Technologies is here for you to guide you on your home automation journey. When you are ready, give us a call to get started on automating your blinds! 

1. You’ll Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Natural light is always nice (especially if you have indoor plants), but leaving your window shades open in the Texas heat can cause your energy bill to skyrocket! When sunlight enters your home, your air conditioning has to work harder to keep the house at the temperature you want. However, when you automate your blinds, you can schedule them to open and close only when you want them to.

2. You’ll Enjoy Better Sleep

Our bodies are naturally supposed to follow a 24-hour cycle known as the circadian rhythm. Many parts of the cycle are triggered by light and dark. Waking up with the sun regularly helps your body align with the circadian rhythms giving you more restful sleep. Automate your blinds to rise with the sun so you can feel and sleep better. 

3. You’ll Keep Your Home More Secure 

Criminals are smart – they often stake out houses before they hit them. You can automate your blinds to open and close throughout the day to provide the illusion that you are home (even if you’re not). Thieves are less likely to enter your home if they think you are home, so automated blinds keep you and your family secure. 

4. You Can Finally Use Hard-to-Reach Windows

Does your home include vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows? With automated blinds, you can put window treatments on your hard-to-reach windows that open and close when you want.

5. You Can Shut the Blinds from Far Away

Picture this – you just sat down to watch a movie for the night when you realize you left the front windows open. Rather than pausing the TV and getting up, you can shut them off with your voice or with the click of a button right from your phone. Worried you left the blinds open when you left for vacation? Worry no more – remote access is here for you! 

6. Treat Your Pets

Pets LOVE looking out the windows. If you want to give them a little treat throughout the day, you can open the blinds when you’re at work and let them enjoy staring outside for a while! This will keep your pets happy and also allow the Texas sun to brighten your home for a little before you close them again!

If you are ready to start your home automation journey, automating your blinds is a great place to start. You will be adding an additional layer of security to your home and help save you money in the process. Our team of experts will answer all of your questions and help you get started. Want to learn more about automating your blinds? Contact us, and we will be happy to help you plan your perfect smart home automation!