Latest Automation Add-On – Solar Sensors!

Solar Sensor for Automated Window TreatmentsThere’s no doubt that automated window treatments add more convenience to your life. It’s so easy to adjust your blinds or shades with just a touch of a button. Now, with solar sensor add ons, they’ll do the work for you! Here’s how it works: 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 treatments to maximize energy efficiency in the room.

Hunter Douglas Platinum™ solar energy sensors let you harness the warmth of the sun or keep it at bay, even when you’re not home. One sensor unit can control a single shade or multiple shades in a room. For optimal energy savings, multiple sensors can be installed in windows facing different directions of the home to operate specific groups of shades at proper times. Here in Connecticut, solar sensors can help improve the energy efficiency of your home all year long.

Solar Sensor Energy Saving Modes

The sensor features two unique energy saving modes:

Summer Mode

  • 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

  • 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.

Energy Efficient Window Treatments in Connecticut

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer a wide range of screen shades and a full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, as well as a wide variety of awnings and shades. Contact us for more details.