This year, the world has seen some of the hottest temperatures on record. Extended heat waves. Scorching hotness. It's been tough summer for everyone.
As we all work and live in these temperatures, trying to function and stay comfortable is always a challenge.
Every summer, households are faced with one of two decisions: pay hundreds for AC use to keep cool or settle for trying to keep hot summer temperatures under control without air conditioning. Under this rule, summer's either going to consume a lot of energy and drive up your costs or you're going to be extremely uncomfortable in the unavoidable heat waves of the season.
Enter motorized blinds. Made with premium fabric and programmable to when the sun rises, smart window coverings can block out heat from the room, ensuring temperatures are kept comfortable without the undue stress that comes with summer.
Motorized blinds or solar shades are absolute miracles of temperature control in summer. Here's what we mean.
Benefits Of Motorized Blinds For Summer
1. Automated Adjustments
A large part of keeping comfortable in the summer is treating the room before the heat arrives. After the heat's there, it's a lot more difficult to dissipate.
Motorized blinds move as they are programmed. Set up a schedule to make automated adjustments throughout the day, such as raising in the morning at a specified time to wake you up, lowering before noon when the sun starts to get excessively hot, raising again in evening for dinner, and lowering for bedtime. A user can automate whatever schedule they like and even override it when they need to.
These automated adjustments will make it easier for you to get better sleep at night, wake up in the morning, protect your home decor and furnishings from sun damage during the day, and, of course, control the temperature in the room.
2. Energy Efficient
Motorized blinds are extremely energy efficient. They operate fairly quietly and use very little electricity, amounting to no more than a few dollars a month in costs, if even that.
Motorized blinds can also be accessorized with a solar charging panel for electric blinds to make them zero waste.
Factor in what they can do for temperature now. As solar shades or motorized blinds help you better control the temperature in your home, you'll use less AC and less fans, and ultimately be left with a far, far cheaper utility bill while subsequently using less energy.
3. Smart Integration
All Go Smart Blinds products can be easily integrated into your existing smart home automation. Be able to control your motorized blinds from your smartphone without needing a remote control or smart controller.
Raise and lower your shades from anywhere so long as your smartphone has an Internet connection. Should the day turn unexpectedly warm and you aren't home, open up the Go Smart Blinds app on your phone, lower the blinds, and ensure the blistering sun doesn't overheat your home when you aren't there.
When you are home, no need to worry, either. Your smart blinds are already set to maximize lighting efficiency without you having to manually adjust them yourself. Lower your energy bills. Make your home greener. Do it all without having to lift a finger.
4. Precision and Customization
There are all sorts of precision and customization options that come with your smart blinds to help you defend against summer temperatures. Customize individual shade positions. Set exact times to open or close motorized shades. Connect multiple smart blinds or shades to operate all together.
You can also integrate your automated blinds to fit in with your existing smart home if you're already using a specific system.
Best Motorized Blinds
The best motorized blinds in Canada for summer are solar shades. Each is available in different colors, available for inside or outside mounting, come in dozens of widths and heights, and are all manufactured here in Canada.
SOL1 Motorized Solar Roller Shades 1% Opening
SOL1 is a premium set of solar shades with a 1% opening. How solar shades work is they let in minimal outside light, restricting access to that light and heat from your room.
With SOL1, these motorized roller shades only let in 1% of visible light, keeping the rest out. In terms of temperature control, this makes a room a lot more comfortable and prevents heat from building indoors. This is an amazing window covering for bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, home offices, and more.
SOL3 Motorized Solar Roller Shades 3% Opening
The SOL3 is the most popular solar shade on the market and one of the best motorized blinds to buy for summer.
SOL3 offers a little more light and temperature in from the prior SOL1, however, the temperature difference is minimal. You are still receiving smart, sustainable protection from the hot summer sun. Prioritize your comfort and reduce energy costs this summer by adding the smart home automation SOL3 motorized blinds.
SOL5 Motorized Solar Roller Shades 5% Opening
Here is another very popular and arguably best motorized blinds for summer this year. Another set of solar shades, the SOL5 is a perfect solution for a homeowner who wants more visibility to the outside but with temperature control and sun protection.
SOL5 is waterproof and easy to clean, and available in several different colors which perfectly suit any home decor aesthetic.