Bring convenience and energy efficiency into your home with smart window coverings

Budget Blinds of Victoria carries custom window coverings including automated products

Imagine waking up in the morning with your blinds open, your lighting set to your preferred brightness and your favourite morning radio station on at the right volume.

With Smart Home accessories such as automated window coverings, it’s easy to bring the benefits of convenience, energy efficiency and child safety into your home.

“Our products create the ultimate convenience, using a remote to control them or having your shades scheduled to raise or lower at a time of day,” Dustin McConnell, sales manager for Budget Blinds of Victoria, says.

“We can link your window coverings to other things that include lighting or sound, so if you’re trying to create a certain feeling at a certain time of day, it’s easy to program what you want.”

Automated window coverings are shades that are motorized. Rather than having a cord or a hand draw, the shades are controlled via remote, phone, or by a schedule that has been programmed on an application.

Automated shades can work as a perfect solution for high, hard to reach windows.

They also offer a great degree of energy efficiency, by keeping the cool out and the heat in, or by reducing heat inside a room on a hot, sunny day.

“Just having the shades down can really make a difference in your heating bill,” McConnell says.

“We can also get the shades to work with your weather.”

Smart shades can be programmed to close any time the temperature rises above a set number. Shades can also be programmed with a time zone so they will tilt with the sun, ensuring that harsh light is always blocked out.

“You never have to adjust your blinds. They’ll do it for you,” McConnell says.

Based on its success with the product, Budget Blinds is a Platinum Dealer of LUTRON, the worldwide leader in smart home technology, to offer unparalleled convenience in powering your smart shades and blinds with the touch of a button. With LUTRON’s whole-home wireless automation, Budget Blinds shades and blinds open and close at the touch of a button, or at a pre-selected time of day or night, giving you effortless control of your smart shades and blinds.

Budget Blinds also offers an exclusive Smart Home Collection, which gives you total control to program a variety of home lifestyle settings perfectly suited to your needs. Motorized window treatments allow you to control and schedule the positioning of your window coverings for enhanced, on-demand privacy. Cordless blinds provide an additional level of safety for children and pets.

Budget Blinds supplies and installs custom window coverings, shades, drape shutters, and just about anything else that covers windows.

“We’re really built on providing solutions to the client based on their needs for sun control, privacy, or insulation,” McConnell says.

“It’s our job to make it easy for our customers.”

Budget Blinds of Victoria’s showroom is located at Quadra and Fort streets and serves the entire Greater Victoria Area.

Getting started on a custom home window covering solution is easy.

“The first step is to contact Budget Blinds and we’ll schedule a time to go through the options with you and really find out what you’re trying to achieve,” McConnell says.

For smart shades, Budget Blinds can help find a solution for any level of comfort with technology.

“It sounds complicated and some systems are, but with the new technology, it’s pretty amazing how easy it can be,” McConnell says.

“Some people are more techie than others and we’ll introduce them to the technology and leave them to it. Other people will tell us exactly what they want and we’re happy to program it for them. Whatever the customer needs, we’ll provide for them.”

The health and safety of Budget Blind’s customers is always top priority. During COVID-19, the company is adhering to enhanced health and safety guidelines.

In addition to the automated shades, Budget Blinds carries a wide range of non-automated products.

“If someone is on a budget but they have a few high windows they can’t reach, we have some basic automated systems, all the way up to super high tech systems,” McConnell says.

“There are lots of options in-between and it’s really our job to find the system that best fits our customers for their needs and their budget.”

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