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Motorized Window Treatments Add Winter Warmth

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With a Touch of a Button, Homeowners Can Keep the Cold Out with Shading Solutions!

The biting cold of winter is right around the corner. As snow blankets the streets and temperatures plummet, we’re all on a constant quest to keep warm while maintaining the beautiful and inviting interior spaces we’ve so painstakingly curated. And with motorized window treatments, New Yorkers have the perfect smart home solution at their disposal! They’re a modern innovation that elevates a home's aesthetics and warmth when it matters most. Keep reading to learn more.

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The Science Behind the Cold

Despite their inherent function to provide breathtaking views of the great outdoors, windows can be a significant source of heat loss. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25-30% of a home's heating energy can be lost through windows. This is especially pertinent in Western New York, where winters can be particularly harsh. 

Proper insulation becomes not just a matter of comfort but of energy efficiency and cost savings. Beyond checking for leaks and adding weatherstripping, incorporating automatic shades is an ideal way of improving energy efficiency.

Winter Benefits of Motorized Window Treatments

More than just fabric stylings, these research-backed smart home additions stand out as a beacon of comfort and efficiency. Their design effectively insulates windows by reducing heat loss and leads to significant energy savings. This lightens the load on your heating system and translates to noticeable reductions in energy bills. 

Beyond the economic and environmental benefits, the convenience they offer is unparalleled. There’s no need to wrestle with heavy drapes on frosty mornings. Instead, adjusting your window's shades is just a button press away. And even though it’s chilly out, UV rays persist and threaten to fade furniture, delicate finishes, and artwork. By adding a protective barrier, interiors remain vibrant and undamaged.

Features to Enjoy in the Winter

Here are a few extra features you can utilize to get the most bang for your buck from automated window coverings:

Timers and Sensors

Adding timers and sensors lets homeowners open or close shades and blinds based on the time of day or the room's temperature. On a sunny winter day, let the sunlight in for natural warmth, and as dusk approaches, have them close automatically to retain heat.

Integration with Home Automation

These window treatments integrate seamlessly for homeowners who've embraced smart home technology. Control them alongside other smart home features like lighting and security to create a cohesive, convenient home environment.


Customizable to your unique design preferences, there’s sure to be a fabric and shading style that caters to you. From blackout shades for the bedroom to translucent options for the living room or anything in between, there's a suitable window treatment selection you’ll love for every room that won’t compromise on winter warmth.


Throughout Western New York, from Buffalo to Ellicottville, the Sound & Theater team is here every step of the way for all of your smart home projects! If you want to elevate your home's warmth and style with innovative shading solutions this winter, connect with us here today to get started.

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