Choosing Between Manual And Motorized Blinds
When replacing your blinds or getting new blinds for your home, many things will come into consideration. Of course you’ll want to consider the style of your home, the type of blinds you want, and the purpose of the blinds in your home. However, it may never have occurred to you that you could get motorized blinds instead of manual, draw-string blinds. If you’re having a hard time choosing between them, here are a few things to consider.
The most obvious difference between motorized blinds and manual blinds is the way you open and close them. Manual blinds typically have a draw-string or hanging cord of some sort that you pull to open them. Motorized blinds are controlled electrically so instead of a cord you’ll have a wall-mounted switch, a remote, or some other electric form of control. The benefit to this is that you won’t have to strain to reach a cord behind a chair, and with some systems you don’t even have to get up or be in the room to close the blinds.
This brings up another interesting feature of some motorized blind systems: the option to control them even when you’re not at home. Depending on your installation, you may be able to control your blinds from your PC, meaning that you can operate the blinds on the go or from work. This may not seem immediately beneficial, but when you’re trying to save energy or heat your home, controlling your blinds based on the weather conditions or amount of sun you want to let in can be very valuable indeed. You could also get creative and use this while you’re on vacation to trip up potential home burglars into thinking you’re not actually away from your home.
Another feature that you can get with motorized blinds is an automation system. This could be controlled in various ways. Most simply, your blinds could be set up on a timer so that they let in sun during certain parts of the day, or close when you need to keep your home warm in colder months. Some systems also have sun detectors so that you don’t need to worry about timing at all. This can help you save on energy costs year-round, as well as protecting your possessions from too much exposure to the sun.
The main benefit of manual blinds is cost. Motorized blind systems are obviously going to be more expensive to some degree, so you’ll have to weigh the benefits against how much money you want to keep in your wallet. Consider the convenience and potential energy savings, and do your own research to determine what the best option for you is.
DEL Motorized Solutions offers an array of motorized treatments including motorized blindsand shades to fit the decor of any home.