Solar Sensors Improve Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Solar SensorHere in the Palm Beach area, energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds. Even if you have good windows, a lot of your inside air can be lost through them. When opened and closed at the appropriate times, window treatments can help minimize that effect and maximize energy efficiency. With Hunter Douglas solar sensors from Treasure Coast Window Fashions, your window treatments can do the work for you when you’re not even home.

How the Solar Sensor Works

Paired with a window treatment automation system, the solar sensor controls your window treatments based on the heat and sun outside. During the hottest part of the day, the battery-powered sensor detects the amount of solar energy entering the home through the window and sends out a wireless signal that automatically opens or closes window treatment to maximize energy efficiency in the room.

The sensor features two unique energy saving modes:

Summer Mode

In Florida, the summer mode is most important to our client. Here’s what the solar sensor will do for you during hot months:

  • Lowers/closes shades during the hottest hours of the day.
  • Reduces the amount of solar heat (ultraviolet rays) entering the home by lowering the shade(s), keeping the room cooler in the hot summer months.
  • Activates shade operation when solar energy at the window reaches the set thermal threshold level.
  • Retains the cool air in a room by lowering the shade(s), saving on cooling costs in the summer.

Winter Mode

Although we may not use it as much as people in other parts of the country, the winter mode still has application here in the Pam Beach area. Here’s what the solar sensor will do for you during cooler months:

  • Raises/opens shades during the warmest times of the day.
  • Closes shades automatically when the temperature drops outside, keeping the warm air inside.
  • Allows for solar heat from the sun to enter a room through the window and warm the room in the cold winter months, saving on heating costs.
  • Activates shade operation when solar energy at the window reaches the set thermal threshold level.

Solar energy activation levels can be adjusted depending on your preference for the inside temperature of your home. The solar sensor safely mounts to the interior side of the window glass, and your shades can be controlled by a Platinum remote or Platinum wireless wall switch.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments in West Palm Beach FL Area

Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We’re proud to serve the greater West Palm Beach area. Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.