Looking to reduce the temperature in your home over the hot summer months? Electric blinds could be a simple and energy-efficient answer. Electric blinds can automatically rise and fall at set times, even when you’re away, keeping your home cool throughout the day. Plus, semi-transparent fabrics mean you can benefit from superior shading without blocking out all of the light. Here we explore the best ways to use electric blinds to keep your house cool and comfortable, even when things hot up.
Pre-program electric blinds
Most electric blinds can be pre-programmed to rise and fall at set times of the day, even when you’re not at home. So, if you want to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature throughout the day, take some time to set up a schedule. For example, you may wish for your west-facing living room blinds to close when the sun is at its brightest and hottest in the afternoon. Or perhaps your south-facing kitchen requires shade in the middle of the day. Setting up these automatic movements is very simple and done using an app on your smartphone or tablet.
Synchronise smart home gadgets
Our electric smart blinds can be integrated into various leading home automation systems, including Control 4, Crestron, Savant, Elan, RTI, Vantage, URC and many more. This allows you to synchronise your electric blinds with other smart home gadgets, such as your thermostat and lighting, for optimum temperature control. It is also possible to create ‘scenes’ using several smart home systems to help keep your home cool. For example, you might have a ‘scene’ that deploys your electric blinds when the thermostat exceeds a certain temperature.
Choose blackout fabric for bedrooms
We all know that a cool body temperature is vital to a good night’s sleep, and there’s nothing worse than feeling too hot at night. Electric blinds with blackout fabric are a fantastic way of blocking out light and heat during the day, ensuring that your bedroom is comfortable when you go to bed. This also helps avoid the need for energy-sapping fans and air conditioning systems. Furthermore, you can pre-programme the blinds to rise in the morning, allowing you to wake naturally with the sunrise.
Choose screen fabric for living rooms
If your house gets too hot during the day, but you don’t want to block out all of the natural light, semi-transparent electric blinds could be the solution. Our high-quality screen fabrics provide just enough light to penetrate while still reducing glare and sun heat. A light-coloured material will also reflect sunlight away from the window, helping to make the room even cooler without blocking the view.
Roof Lantern Electric Blinds
Roof lanterns and glass ceilings are fantastic for letting lots of light into a room, but in the summer, intense sunlight can often make the interior very hot. Electric blinds are one of the best ways to block out the glare from roof lanterns and to keep your room cool. At the touch of a button, our ultra-efficient roof lantern electric roller blinds will glide effortlessly across the void and provide the screening you require. Plus, if you choose one of our semi-opaque screen fabrics, enough light will filter through to prevent the room from feeling too dark.
Bifold Doors Electric Blinds
Fitting electric blinds to BiFold and Sliding doors is another great way to reduce the heat in your home during the summer months. Large panes of glass are ideal if you want lots of light and a good view, but sometimes, rooms can get too hot, and privacy can be an issue. So, electric blinds for bifold doors have become incredibly popular and are one of our most requested-for window dressings. Our electric blinds are made to measure for a perfect fit, ensuring the best possible shading and screening.