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Remote-Controlled Shading Solutions: Luxury Or Affordable Necessity For Your SoCal Home?

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

May 7, 2013 4:30:00 AM

Remote controlled shading solutions luxury or affordable necessity for your socal homeRemote-controlled shading systems have been around for a while. Many homeowners, however, tend to think of them as an expensive luxury item that’s simply out of their price range. But as remote shade technology has advanced, systems have become more affordable. And when you add in the energy savings that these systems offer, it may be time to take another look.

Lutron® offers a remarkably affordable solution through its Serena remote-controlled shades. These “honeycomb” shades save energy by insulating windows and doubling the thermal resistance (or “R” value) of your windows by trapping heat in the air pockets. What’s also nice is that this provides an “all-season” solution:

These shades block the sun’s harsh rays in the summer (keeping air-conditioned rooms cool) and also keep warm air from escaping through the windows in the winter.

Where would a shading solution add comfort, aesthetic appeal and energy savings in your home?

  • In the nursery. By quietly and gently lowering shades with a wireless control you can set the mood for naptime. And because the shades are easy to control with a single touch, you can lower shades to block bright daylight—even while holding a sleepy baby.
  • In the bathroom. Close your shades with the touch of a button to provide the privacy you want. Then with another touch, open the shades to enjoy the view while you’re soaking. 
  • In the sunroom. Sunrooms are great for letting natural light into your home. But sometimes the intensity of the light is a bit too much for reading or even lounging. A remote controlled system allows you to close (or raise) your shades from anywhere in the room.
  • In the media room. There’s nothing more irritating that trying to watch a movie or work on the computer when there’s sunlight glaring on the screen. But you don’t want your media room to look like a dark cave all the time. A remote shade system lets you easily control the amount of light you want at any time.

 In hard-to-reach places. If you have a room with high windows—or windows that are hard to get at for any reason—you know how frustrating it is when unwanted light comes through. A remote system enables you to control lighting—even in hard-to-access places.

Another great feature of Serena shades is that they are available in more than 50 colors and five textures—giving you plenty of options from which to choose. You can find more information about Serena remote controlled shades here. Or shoot me a note with specific questions and I’ll get back to you with the answers.

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Topics: southern California shading systems, energy savings, sunroom, bathroom, nursery, media room

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