Explore the Benefits of Daylighting & Motorized Shades

Explore the Benefits of Daylighting & Motorized Shades

Create a Healthier, Enhanced Home Environment With Smart Window Coverings

Many people think of new furnishings or changing paint colors when looking to enhance their home’s design. There’s another element, however, that’s at your immediate disposal and can drastically affect the appearance and feel of your home in Denver, CO. That element is daylight.

Today, the term is ‘daylighting,’ and it’s the simple use of skylights and windows to bring sunlight into your home. The problem arises when direct sunlight brings UV rays that damage your home’s interior. The answer lies in motorized shades that manage this powerful element for you. 

Let’s explore the benefits and features of today’s motorized window treatments.

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The Nature of Manual Window Shades

The first thing many people do when they wake is open the shades, bringing the beauty and benefits of natural light into their home. These same shades, however, are often lowered when the sun’s direct rays hit window panes, delivering the UV rays that fade furniture and flooring. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there the shades remain: the agency reports that about 75% of residential window coverings stay in one position every day. To fully understand the significance of motorized shades, it’s helpful to explore the benefits of natural sunlight. 

The Health Benefits of Daylight

The instinct to bring natural light into your home is rooted in your body’s adaptations as humans evolved outdoors. Even now, sunlight is integral in releasing hormones that affect the human body. Melatonin is released depending on how much daylight is received. In a healthy sleep-wake cycle, the hormone is highest at night, promoting healthy sleep, and lowest during the day, prompting increased energy.

Disruption in this natural rhythm causes sleepless nights and fatigue. In addition to bringing your body back into balance, sunlight increases vitamins B and D, enhances moods, and acts as a natural antiseptic. Studies show it also reduces blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. 

Creating a Greener Home

Using natural light to illuminate and heat your home reduces the need for electric lights and the use of your HVAC system. Not only does this lower your utility bill, but it also creates a greener home. Using less electricity results in a more sustainable environment and reduces your carbon footprint.

The Answer to Daylighting: Motorized Shades

With the press of a button, you can adjust one or every shade in your home. We also schedule these window coverings to move automatically throughout the day, determined by the sun’s rays and the temperature. For instance, depending on the layout of your home, the shades over your south-facing windows may rise more often in the winter to let sunlight and warmth into your home. 

In the summer, those over east- and west-facing windows may open in the morning and late afternoon to allow good daylight penetration while lowering midday to reduce glare and solar heat gain. In the evening, all the shades lower for privacy.

At Electronic Integration, we explore the changing nature of natural light in your home and program your shades to create the perfect environment throughout the day and the seasons. Are you ready to enjoy the ideal level of sunlight and privacy while elevating your home’s style and design? To learn more about motorized shades or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Electronic Integration today.