HOW AUTOMATED SHADES INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
We all know how difficult it can be to wake up in the morning. This is especially true in the winter when darkness hasn’t yet dissipated at 7am. Not only natural light, but also thermostat levels play a huge role in your level of comfort at home. Levels of comfort also include having a low cost of monthly energy bills. Luckily, Lutron Shading Solutions is the perfect answer to optimizing your home to be as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.
The beauty of automated shades lies in the schedule. They can be set to open and close with the time of day and course of the sun depending on your needs. Furthermore, with those difficult Monday mornings, motorized blinds can automatically open when your alarm goes off.
Lutron Shading Solutions help cut the costs of heating and cooling by regulating the temperature inside your home. Depending on the season, automated shades can reduce heat gain and loss up to 50%. Up to 25% heat loss reduction at night in the winter, and up to 50% heat gain reduction in the summer. You can also plan on using your furnace less in the winter in this way, reducing energy use. And in the summer, your home will be nice and cool because of the insulation from the shades keeping that cool air inside.
Since Lutron uses sustainable materials for their shading fabrics, you can count on even more energy efficiency. The Fabric Wizard from Lutron is a free web-based tool where users can select and filter fabrics by their specific needs – from glare reduction, to aesthetic design. It’s also important to think about solar reflectance when choosing a shade fabric. When choosing your shade fabric, consider a solar reflectance value that is greater than 50%. This will provide good solar protection. A value greater than 30%, however, will only provide some protection.
Keeping your home energy efficient and comfortable is easy to do when you have the right tools. Cyber Technologies, Inc. specializes in systems design and integration. Set up your appointment with them today at 845-223-1628.