When it time to upgrade your cell phone, you will probably buy a smartphone. Similarly when it is time to replace your fading window blinds, you should probably opt for motorised blinds and shades because the corded window blinds are now a thing of the past.
We know of a customer who is an engineer working for a local telecommunications company. He reduced his winter heating bills by almost 50% by having all the window blinds automatically raised on receiving a SMS to the unit. Of course, he did the technology marriage himself but you could easily add a timer to the unit and have all the blinds raised or lowered at pre-set times of the day – just goes to prove that with motorised window blinds and shades, the possibilities are immense.
Today we have refrigerators that sense the quantity of food stored and accordingly regulate both the temperature and the air movement within the refrigerator. In fact, interior decorators have coined a whole new term for this – they call it “smart and connected living”.
The benefits of motorised blinds are many and include:
1. The ability to control your blinds and shades with the touch of a button.
2. Do away the unsightly cords that pose a risk to children and pets.
3. Cost reductions on your home heating bills.
4. Adds a “wow” factor and ups the market value of your home.
Before you decide to go ahead and place an order for motorised blinds at your local Apollo Blinds Stores, you should have their technician come over and check your existing window treatment. He will eyeball the existing fitments to see if they are compatible with motorisation. He will also figure out the type and size of motor required. Having a technician look over the existing fitments ensures your purchase and installation of motorised blinds and shades goes smoothly.
A word about motors. These days like everything else, the market is flooded with cheap Chinese motors. These more often than not, do not deliver the torque (power output) mentioned on the boiler plate of the motor. As you might imagine, the result is less than satisfying.
When you talk to the knowledgeable sales folk at Apollo Blinds, you will find that Apollo Blinds kit always pairs the correct motors for given window size and weight of the blind or shade. Remember, buying a motor is an investment. It is not something you want to change on a regular basis. So it is important to get it right the first time.
Finally, unless you are DIY guy and have done similar installations before, it is better to have the staff from window Blinds Central Coast store come and do the installation for you. Getting the alignment correct is critical to the smooth functioning of your new motorised blinds and shades.
Apollo Blinds since 1988 specialises in custom made, affordable quality blinds, awnings and shutters for commercial and domestic. A Stylish look and feel is a big part of what makes your house a home.At Apollo we are experts in combining real craftsmanship with the precision of modern technology, to create the solutions you would like for living, working or exterior spaces.