When it comes to keeping your home cozy during the cold Illinois winters, there are many options you have at your disposal. However, the most powerful methods for prepping your home for winter might surprise you—automated climate control and window treatments. Here’s what you need to know for those cold winter days.
Energy-saving additions like window treatments and climate control systems are a couple of the best short, medium, and long-term investments you can make in your home.
Why Automation is the Answer
First, you’ll improve your monthly heating and cooling bills, achieving a more eco-friendly home. You can also increase your home’s value if you decide to sell it in the future. By adding window treatments and a climate control system you’ll make your home attractive to potential buyers. And besides these monetary rewards, you’ll make your home more comfortable and enjoyable for you.
Automation provides the ease of use that many people desire today. Rather than spending time maintaining basic household tasks, you can let automation do this for you while you devote your time elsewhere – be that working, spending time with family, or even just finding some time to relax. Program the settings you prefer, and the system takes care of the work for you automatically.
Let’s explore these investments in a bit more detail, and how they not only save you money but can make your house more attractive, private, and pleasant.
The Benefits of Climate Control
Imagine being able to leave the house in the morning and knowing you can set the temperature so that the heat doesn’t need to run all day long, wasting energy and increasing your monthly energy spend unnecessarily. Instead, you can use a climate control system to keep the temperature low in your house while you’re gone, and then start warming the house just before you get back home.
This works for your cooling system too, during the summer.
Working from home? Climate control systems will let you manage the temperatures in different parts of your home. So, you can keep your home office comfortable and warm while you work, without needing to heat your entire home through the day.
And one last benefit: The less time spent uselessly running your heating/cooling, the longer it will likely last. Replacing home heating/cooling systems is one of the number one costs of being a property owner.
The Benefits of Window Treatments
Motorized window treatments are another great way to save money, add convenience to your life, and increase the quality of your home. And they can give you a sense of security and privacy that your old window treatments can’t.
Window treatments save you on energy costs in a very simple way. By regulating when sunlight enters or doesn’t enter your home, you can decrease energy costs. In the winter, the more sunlight that comes into your house, the more free heat you get. In the summer, it’s the opposite. You don’t want the summer sun warming the inside of your house making your cooling system work even harder.
As a bonus, keep in mind that good window treatments can eliminate sunlight falling on your furniture all day, slowly fading textures, or damaging paintings and artwork with too much UV radiation. You can even say goodbye to the frustrating light on the television screen, making your expensive HD TV hard to see.
The Experts at MediaTech Make Everything Easy
The technicians at MediaTech will sit down with you in person or discuss your project over the phone in-depth. With an average twenty-five years of experience working with home solutions such as these, we can provide you with the best recommendations based on your needs.