Modern technology has improved our lives in many ways. It’s also improved our homes, making them easier to clean, easier to manage and easier to heat. Some of these improvements are more obvious than others. For example, have you even considered there might be technological advances in window treatments? Today’s modernized treatments are safer for kids, more energy-efficient and easier to handle than ever before!
Anybody who’s dealt with kids or pets is aware of the threat that old-fashioned blind pulls posed. A small hand or paw – or worse – could get caught in the knotted-together pulls or loops that hung from older blind systems. The risk of injury or even strangulation for both pets and children was and is a real one. During October Child Safety Month, the CPSC is running an awareness campaign urging families to replace those dangerous dangling cords with child safe window treatments.
If you’re wondering about making your home safer for its most vulnerable residents, consider Literise® options from Hunter Douglas. Literise® technology does away with cords altogether, making them safer for kids and pets, and making them easier to handle for everyone as raising or lowering is done with a simple touch on the shade – a little push or pull and you’re done!
And speaking of pushing and pulling blinds, things get even easier if you change up for motorized window treatments. If you have high windows, windows that are hard to reach, or simply want to make it easier to handle them, you can opt for PowerRise® features that will let you raise and lower your window treatments at the touch of a button. The added bonus? It’s all battery-powered, so there’s no rewiring needed. Simple to use, you can control shades by remote even from another room!
Energy efficiency saves you money and lets you feel good about protecting the environment, and your window treatments play a major role in heat conservation or loss. The proper window treatment can go a long way to reducing your heating or cooling bill and your carbon footprint. What’s more, Hunter Douglas’ Platinum Energy Sensor actually detects how much solar energy is warming your home and sends a signal to open or close your window coverings to maximize energy efficiency. Imagine: an attachment to your shade detects energy and automatically adjusts your shades to increase warming or cooling, depending on the season. LiteRise® window treatments also offer the option to seal the gap between window and shade, reducing drafts and improving your control of how much light you get.
So get your windows working for you! Modern improvements in window treatment technology can make your beautiful home safer and more energy-efficient as well as make running it smoother. The future is here, and it’s at the window!