When you own or manage a commercial building you will find yourself on the constant lookout for ways to cut costs and streamline the operation of the building. One of the major operating costs that can get very expensive is the electricity output that the building produces. Running a business or even multiple business in one building can lead to high energy costs. Air conditioning, heat, lighting. Appliances, and any other item that needs electricity to run will cost you a lot over time. Luckily, there are real world solutions that can not only cut your spending on electricity but can also minimize your business’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment. One of the answers to this problem are commercial window shades. Let’s discuss why this innovation can change the way your building operates and how it can save you in the long run.
Outfitting your building’s windows with commercial window shades comes with a long list of advantages. Automation and simple yet effective design is just a portion of what comes with investing in this piece of technology. Let’s discuss some of the factors of why you should consider investing in commercial window shades.
Easy and Seamless Operation
Having a system of blinds and shades that can rise or fall with a touch of a button is an amazing feature that not only saves time but also lets the occupants of the building feel in control of the lighting and temperature of their workspace. What’s amazing about having this is that each floor of your building can be manually shaded or lighted. The shades can be programed to a button mounted on the wall or even by using an app on a mobile phone, even remotely for property managers. If you forget to close down the buildings shades if you are off campus this issue does not require a trip back.
Temperature is one of the most important factors to consider when contemplating purchasing commercial window shades. If it is a hot day out what is the first thing you would do to make the room temperature more bearable? You would probably reach over to the thermostat and adjust accordingly. While it may cool your workspace down it is very expensive to cool a whole commercial building. Now stack that with all of the other electrical outputs and your bill will be out of this world. A simple solution would be to press a button and have each window be shaded and covered from the sun dramatically decreasing the temperature of the building. Another thing that is great about roller shades is that they come in a variety of options where you don’t have to blackout the windows completely but you can have a mesh see through shade that does not sacrifice your buildings view while still being effective.
Privacy and Security
Having a sense of security at work is something you simply cannot put a price on. Having shades that can drop down and protect the occupants from gazing and unwelcomed eyes is a reality when you have this amazing technology. Having low visibility yet an eagles eye view from the inside is something that will really make anyone who is inside feel safe.
Using natural light that illuminates your workspace is an awesome way to save money. Being able to illuminate your workspace without the need for harsh fluorescent lighting can increase productivity while not straining the eyes. It is also a cheap alternative to traditional lighting.