Home automation is continually growing in popularity, and homeowners everywhere are looking for another area in their homes that they can conveniently control from their smartphones. From light bulbs to thermostats to even microwaves and coffee machines, just about everything can be integrated with AI assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. One thing that homeowners often look to automate with their AI home assistants is their blinds. To do this, homeowners must purchase motorized blinds that can be controlled with a remote control or a smartphone.
For many, it seems like a massive investment simply to be able to control your blinds with your voice. Those interested in motorized blinds will be glad to know that they host several benefits. In this post from the Blinds Brothers blog, we’ll discuss if motorized blinds are worth it for homeowners looking to improve their homes.
Motorized blinds can be described as blinds that operate using an electric motor, and are then controlled by remote control or smartphone. In most cases, motorized blinds control only the lift function of the blinds, but some higher-end models can also control their tilt function. Motorized blinds are a very popular choice for homeowners with pets and young children as there are usually no cords dangling from the blinds, unlike traditional blinds.
Most motorized blinds are powered through a standard lithium battery pack, but some models have a rechargeable motor that can be plugged in via a standard USB charger. Motorized blinds typically last 6 months to a year when battery-powered, depending on how often they are used. Standard DC power cords are also an option for some motorized blinds, but this is only possible if your window is right next to a power outlet.
The most attractive part of motorized blinds for homeowners is how convenient they are. Controlling motorized blinds is as easy as pressing a button on a remote or tapping a smartphone screen. Compare this to having to stand there and operate the pulley or wand for each window or screen door in the home when you want to let natural light in. What’s more is that motorized blinds can typically be controlled all at once, meaning you won’t even have to be in the same room as your blinds to operate them. The convenience offered by motorized blinds may make them a great choice for your home.
Motorized blinds aren’t any less reliable than standard window blinds, especially given the advancements in modern technology over the past 10 years. You can expect your motorized blinds to last anywhere from 7 to 10 years or longer given proper cleaning and maintenance. The same life expectancy goes for standard traditional blinds as well. With motorized blinds, you can rest easy knowing that your investment will be around for you to enjoy for years to come.
If you can install standard blinds, you are probably capable of installing motorized blinds as well. If you’re not familiar with the process for standard blind installation, you might want to consider hiring a professional to install your new motorized blinds. At Blinds Brothers, we offer motorized blinds in Fort Worth and Dallas, TX as well as accompanying installation services. Due to how simple the installation of motorized blinds is for experts like the Blinds Brothers, we’re able to offer them at an affordable price to residents of the DFW area.
One of the most common questions we get at Blinds Brothers regarding our motorized blinds is whether or not they can be controlled via smart home assistants. The answer is simple: yes! While we offer more affordable options that cannot be controlled with smart home systems, our most popular motorized blinds can be controlled using Amazon Alexa and Google Smart Home. Enjoy the ultimate convenience by letting Alexa or Google Home know you want the blinds closed when you choose motorized blinds from Blinds Brothers.
Whether or not motorized blinds are worth it is a question that is ultimately up to you. If convenience, reliability, and the ability to be able to be controlled by a smart home device are important to you, then they’re likely to be a great choice for you, and therefore, worth the investment. If you don’t mind your standard traditional blind setup, then motorized blinds may not seem like that important of an investment for you. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but here at Blinds Brothers, we sure think that motorized blinds are worth the investment!
At Blinds Brothers, we’ve installed countless motorized blinds in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the rest of the surrounding areas. Our team of motorized blind experts is ready to help you make the switch from traditional blinds or to upgrade your older motorized blinds whenever you are ready. To learn more about Blinds Brothers or the services we provide, give us a call or contact us online today.