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Window Treatment Trends: Energy Efficient Window Treatments

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Did you know 40% of unwanted heat enters through windows? However, making small adjustments to the way you view window treatments can be cost-effective in the grand scheme of renting or owning a home. Everyday growing numbers of homeowners search for creative ways to make their homes more environmentally friendly. Whether you live in an NYC apartment or house, window treatments can effectively conserve more energy (and a little more cash). Making small adjustments can be cost-effective, such as closing the shades or drapes during the day and opening them at night during the summer months. The window professionals at Shading Systems share the following additional way to save by using a variety of different styles of energy-efficient window treatments to reduce heating costs while helping the environment.

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The Best Shades For Sunrooms

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Does the hustle and bustle of life in the big city have you feeling drained? Do you ever wish that you had a warm place to kick back, relax, and curl up with a good book? Look no further than enjoying your very own sunroom!
While sunrooms are great spot to catch some rays without stepping outside, sunrooms often become bright or increasingly hot during the summer months. It doesn’t take much to feel the scorching heat from a sunroom. Don’t believe us? Type accidental sunburn into Google to witness horror stories. Luckily, the window professionals at Shading Systems know how to properly shade your sunroom as you move into spring and summer. Read on or you may soon become the spokesperson for aloe vera sunburn soothing cream!

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The Latest and Greatest in Smart Home Technology

Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, retractable awnings, Smart Homes
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P1010625The “Smart Home” has been a marketing catch phrase for a while, but this month Apple kicked it into high gear by focusing on family and the “smart home” in its WWDC presentation to the tech world.  Of course, there are many people who already live in smart homes.  Technologically savvy homeowners and apartment dwellers have long known that conveniences such as remote operated security systems, remote shading systems, and other home electronic devices can make life both easier and more economical.  A smart home can provide better analysis of power usage, and let homeowners determine where and when to cut back for better energy conservation and cost savings.  It has real world implications as well.  For example, people with older parents may soon find that a smart home can deliver more safety on everything from generating alerts if someone falls, to ensuring water is shut off, and ovens and stoves are not left on. Read more »