Modern technology and house expectations are forcing many of us to introduce innovative products into our homes, allowing us to free up more time to spend on the important things in life. Shifting from traditional window coverings to electric blinds may feel like a big step and added expense, so is it worth it?
With technology comes many advantages; however, with anything motorised, there can also be potential issues that may arise over time. It is essential to fully understand all the benefits of electric blinds – as well as the disadvantages – before committing to installation.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Electric Blinds?
Electric blinds look and feel like traditional blinds. They are operated via a remote or can be set up to be compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, or any other home-automated systems.
One of the best advantages to electric blinds is that the unsightly and potentially dangerous cord has been removed. They can be interrogated into any smart home quickly and are easy to operate. They do use electricity to run; however, this can be substituted for solar energy or batteries, and are more expensive to install than regular, traditional blinds,
Benefits of Electric Blinds
Electrical blinds are safer
Creating a safe environment within our homes is crucial, especially if you have young children or pets. Electrical blinds are cordless, so there is no risk of choking or strangulation.
They act as a burglary deterrent
You can control your electric blinds from anywhere in the world from your smart device, meaning your home looks like it’s occupied even when you aren’t there. For many years people have used timers to turn on lamps while on holiday as a burglar deterrent – electrical blinds just take this idea to the next level.
Electric blinds are easy to use
Traditional blinds are obviously easy to use, but once you get to grips with the technology of electrical blinds, you’ll wonder how you ever coped. Say goodbye to awkwardly leaning behind furniture or untangling the cord when it got twisted or stuck! From the touch of a button on your smart device or remote, you can control the blinds with ease.
They save you money
One key benefit of electrical blinds is they can save energy within your home. The thick fabric helps to keep the heat in during the winter months while repelling the sun’s rays in the summer, helping to keep your home cool. The beauty of being able to control the blinds while you are out of the home allows you to raise or shut the blinds at different times of the day when it may be beneficial depending on the sun’s direction.
All of us are seeking out ways to make our lives less stressful, easier and ways to make our homes run better. Electric blinds offer you the convenience to control the light getting into a room at all times of the day. Paired with smart lighting, you can have your home cosy and ready for your return home at the end of each day, transforming your home into a sanctuary for you to settle down in without you even having to think about it.
The sun is one of the most damaging factors to our home interiors. From sofas to flooring, the sun’s rays can bleach all types of fabric over time. Another benefit of having the ease of controlling the electric blinds when you are out of the home is by setting them to close during peak sun hours to keep your furnishings looking newer for longer.
Cons of Electric Blinds
Initial cost of electrical blinds is greater
Electric blinds are more expensive to install than traditional blinds as they are made to measure and often of a premium quality compared to regular blinds. As many of the electrical blind options are bespoke, this also means they can be costly to replace if you decide to redecorate.
Potential of more technology complications
Modern technology can seem overwhelming and complicated. Technical issues such as troubleshooting can occur following the installation of any new smart device; however, as automated and electrical products become more advanced and sophisticated, many issues can be solved with instructions via online videos.
Electric Blinds need electricity to function
Electric blinds do use a minimal amount of electricity to run. If you want to eliminate this additional cost to your bills each month, you can opt for solar powered blinds or battery powered blinds.
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