As I just updated in our Motorized Shades guide,  a study by Energy House

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2644012/Energy-House-scientists-make-rain-snow-test-energy-efficiency.html

in Salford, England, has found that drawing closed window blinds and shades at night can reduce heat loss by as much as… 17%.

 

So, a Tim Allen-esque “more power” approach actually is reducing energy consumption.

It makes me wonder what else we can add a motor to around the house.

https://www.electronichouse.com/smart-home/unusual-home-automation-requests/