Why Custom Motorized Blinds Should Be Part Of The Complete Home Solution
Your Home Is Your Castle
Let’s talk motorized blinds…
At Sound X Perience, we are all about the Xperience of your home. You see, your home is more than just the place your rest your wary head after a long day at the office. Your home is your castle – and as every smart homeowner knows, your castle should work for you, not you for it – hence us honing on motorized blinds.
As part of the automated home solution that Sound X Perience has become known for providing, we now offer motorized blinds and curtains, to enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal, as well as its impact on the earth.
Control Every Aspect Of Your Home
So why go the extra mile of installing motorized blinds? It comes down to control – total control of your home – being able to control every aspect of your home. This includes controlling the amount of light allowed in, and its effect on the micro-climate within your four walls, like never before.
At Sound X Perience, we are proud to offer both wired, and wireless, state-of-the-art Lutron motorized shades, with the quietest motors in the world – Lutron is absolutely the top of the line when it comes to home shading solutions.
Motorized Blinds Are Perfect For The South African Climate
We all know that light equals heat, and shade equals coolness, which is why motorized blinds are a wonderful solution for the South African climate. Just imagine, your Saturday afternoon, sitting in your TV lounge, watching our Boks in action with the sun beating down on you, cooking you while creating such glare on your screen that the Green and Gold washes into the abyss and the ball disappears, never to be seen again – game ruined, day ruined. But now imagine hitting the remote, having the blinds close on their own – without you missing a moment of the action. Suddenly the white of the ball glows from the screen, and our glorious Green and Gold is illuminated for the world to see – just the way it should be! And you can put away the sunscreen, because you will no longer be catching a tan in your living room.
And this is good for our environment too – reducing the amount of light to only what is necessary, will create a naturally cooler environment and reduce the need for air-conditioning greatly.
By installing motorized shades and curtains, you will also easily be able to put your home into sleep mode. With the touch of a button, you can have all your curtains and blinds closed for evening time, and open in the morning. With the wireless solutions, we are also able to retrofit blinds into homes without the need to run wiring and power.
Top Considerations when Choosing your Motorized Blinds
1. How durable is this motor?
When you are trying to decide which solution will work best for you, seek a product that comes with a complete warranty. Some brands will provide a limited warranty that does not cover all of the parts, while some provide a complete warranty, but for a more limited time period.
2. What kind of customer support can I expect if I am having trouble?
We’ve all experienced the difference between poor and truly excellent customer service. Sub-par customer service can leave a bad taste in your mouth about that particular brand or product for years to come, while quality customer service gets you up and running and on your way again.
3. What remote options and apps will integrate with this motor?
Gadget and app lovers rejoice! The decision to install motorized blinds or shades in your home is a gateway to a wide variety of other gadgets. In order to get the most out of your blinds and to control them remotely, you will want to make sure that your motors will play nicely with your smart phone. Before purchasing your motors, make sure that your phone supports one of the apps associated with your chosen product. When you realize you need to close the blinds but are on your way to the airport, you’ll be glad you did!
All motorized blind solutions can be controlled by a remote. Before you make your final decision, it will pay to spend some time exploring the different remote options that integrate with your motors. Some remotes serve as a central hub for a variety of different automated home features, while others only control one set of blinds. Just as you researched the warranty and durability of your motor, you will also want to make sure that the remote you choose to control your blinds is backed by a comprehensive warranty.
4. How noisy is this motor?
Consumer demand coupled with advances in technology and motor design mean that you can now expect a nearly silent motor.
Before you purchase your motorized blinds, you will likely have the chance to see your chosen motor in action. Make sure you pay attention to the sounds the motor is making to see if it is at a level you are comfortable with. Noise is especially important for motorized blinds that will be installed in a bedroom.
5. How is this motor powered?
Typically, motorized window treatments are battery powered, solar powered, plug-in or wired. All of these options have their benefits, and preference and the size of the window coverings are the primary factors that dictate choosing one over the other.
Battery powered motors will generally be the least expensive of the three motorized options, because you don’t have to worry about wiring and electrical costs. A good battery should last you several years before you need to replace it, depending on how often you use it. Some brands, Somfy included, feature solar-powered batteries. If green technology appeals to you, look no further! Motorized blinds that help you manage your home energy use and are powered by the sun is about as green as it gets.
Plug and Play options provide maintenance-free operation and simply plug directly into standard household wall outlets. The thin power cord may be hidden behind draperies, side panels, top treatments, furniture or along window frame moulding to preserve the décor of the room.
Wired motors feature an individual line that runs from each shade or blind to a central power hub inside your walls. People who hate cords and appreciate out of sight, out of mind approaches to home automation will find this option appealing.
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