Benefits of Motorized Blinds

June 4, 2022

Electric, or motorized blinds, provide a massive range of benefits and convenience to both homes and businesses. In this blog entry, the Boca Raton motorized blind installation team here at Design Your Blind will describe the highly beneficial advantages of these high-tech window treatments.

Definition of Motorized Blinds

Motorized, or electric blinds, are powered with an electric motor and controlled with a remote for hands-free convenience. Motorized blinds (and motorized shades) have less cords, making them a safer choice for households with small children or pets. Motorized blinds are available in a range of configurations including rolling and folding, in a range of materials including faux wood and PVC, and have a wide level of light control options including light filtering and blackout. 

How do Electric Blinds Work?

Motorized blinds are often powered with lithium battery packs and rechargeable motors that are directly connected to an outlet. Some types of motorized blinds have motors that can be plugged into an outlet using a transformer, and others are directly plugged into your home electrical grid with specialized hardware. Battery packs usually provide a charge life similar to one charge on a rechargeable motor. One charge usually lasts between 6 and 12 months.

Motorized Blind Cost and Reliability

Motorized blinds are highly reliable, and based on their level of usage frequency, they need to be charged about every 6 months (a measurement based on twice a day, up-and-down use.) Motorized blinds are affordable for most budgets – usually 1.5 or twice as expensive as regular blinds. 

Motorized Blind Installation and Smart Home Integration

Motorized blinds are very easy to install. An expert window treatment installation technician, like those here at Design Your Blinds, will be able to install your motorized blinds in a simple matter of minutes – even on extra wide windows. Motorized blinds and motorized shades can be programmed to work with smart home control devices via smartphone, with the ability to automatically open or close based on wind or sun, or at a pre-programmed time. When you’re away from home, you can automatically lower your motorized blinds in the afternoon to prevent the sun from entering your home, or to create the impression that somebody is home when you’re away.

How loud are motorized blinds?

The level of noise created by motorized blinds is dependent on the specific product type, manufacturer, and size – but generally motorized blinds are extremely quiet. Motorized blinds are often designed to be very quiet, creating only a small hum or whirr when working properly. Rest assured, motorized blinds will be a seamlessly integrated convenience in homes or offices of all types.