Five Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

At MySmartBlinds, utilizing solar energy and being energy efficient is important to us. We believe our customers deserve products that will help save them energy and money by maximizing solar power and temperature control to help benefit the operation of the products in your homes.

With our upcoming app update, users will find an energy saving mode, where the temperature will control your blinds. So when your home gets to a preset temperature, your blinds will close. In the winter, this is especially important because as your blinds are open during the sun's peak hours, your home will be warmed from the outside, and as the weather cools down and your blinds automatically shut, you'll receive free and easy insulation.

Because we care about making energy- and cost-efficient products, we rounded up five of our top tips for saving on energy this winter. As the weather gets colder, it gets easier to turn to energy-hogging expenses. Here is how to keep things eco-friendly as the temperature drops.

One simple way

to cut back on energy costs is to lower your thermostat and dress for the weather. It seems intuitive, but most of us find turning the heater up convenient and comfortable. Keeping your thermostat at a cooler temperature, like around 68 degrees Fahrenheit, can save you big money on heating costs. Stock up on sweaters and you won't even notice the change in temperature.

Did you know

that ceiling fans aren't just for cooling your home? If your ceiling fan has a clockwise setting, use it this winter! It will help recycle the warm air in your home.

Cut back on laundry.

Now you have an excuse! Doing only full loads of laundry and cutting back on the loads you do per week can positively affect your energy usage. Wash in cold water and hold off on washing your clothes for as long as you can. Like we said, stock up on sweaters! They're an investment for more than one reason.

Save on energy

by unplugging the electronics that are not in use. One easy way to do this is to connect all of your devices that are frequently used in one area of the home to a power strip, and then switch that strip off when the room is not in use.

Set up a meeting

with an expert before the cold weather strikes. It's always a good idea to have a maintenance specialist check out your heating and water systems before winter. It could end up saving you a lot of money on repairs.

You might not be ready for the weather to turn icy, but at least your home will.