Automation of window coverings and attachments includes motors, controls, sensors, and timers, and even remote-operation apps. If a window covering is adjustable, then it can be automated for easier and optimal operation.
While there is evidence that window covering automation saves energy, there are no standards to compare the performance of different automation systems and elements. As a proxy for product quality and service life, this website lists manufacturers offering a minimum 5-year warranty on all of their automation systems and components.
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