In the quest to make your family’s home more sustainable, many homeowners are unaware that as much as half of the home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through windows. This translates to more reaches for the thermostat, higher utility bills, and a larger carbon footprint for your home. Updating your home with new energy-efficient blinds or cellular shades is a great way to help maintain the heating and cooling energy of your home and help reduce your dependence on costly air conditioning systems throughout the year.

You may think that making the transition to energy-efficient blinds means making a sacrifice in style or convenience, but thanks to the latest technology from Somfy, this has never been less true. Shutters, shades, blinds, curtains, and other window treatments are available in motorized varieties that can be matched to the unique décor of any home.

Energy-efficient blinds help reduce energy transfer and increase insulation, keeping your home cool in the summer or warm in the winter. In addition, optional motorization technology allows you to set your energy-efficient blinds on timers to open and close at preferred times during the day to maximize or minimize heat gain as needed. This combination allows your home to effortlessly balance energy transfer through windows to help reduce utility expenses and energy consumption.

Hands-free motorized operation helps reduce wear and tear on your energy-saving shades or window treatments caused by continued manual operation. This helps ensure a long lifespan of energy-saving benefits for your home. Not to mention, these cordless varieties of window treatments are some of the safest available on the market for young children and small pets around the house.

A complimentary in-home consultation from a Budget Blinds in your area can help you decide on the perfect window treatment solution for your home’s unique style and needs. There’s no need to sacrifice style for sustainability or energy-saving benefits. Bring your home into the 21st century and upgrade your windows with motorized energy-efficient blinds or energy-saving shades.