Summers in Atlanta as always hot and this year is no exception. The costs of utilities can easily sky rocket during the summer from using more air conditioning and even water. Digital Interiors has a solution to help cut your utility costs and keep your home cooled off this summer!
Shading Your Home from the Inside
At Digital Interiors we only suggest and offer the greatest home automation products to our customers. Lutron Electronics is one of these preferred brands, and may be the perfect solution to cutting energy costs and warm temperatures in your home this summer!
Lutron automated shades and blinds offer a cooling solution like no other, and all at the touch of a button! With the “summer cool” setting, the Lutron system will lower shades your shades automatically and blocking solar heat gain, thereby reducing your cooling costs. These lovely shades are made from sustainable materials for extra environmental and energy savings. However, the best part is that everything is automatic. Your home can take care of itself in a sense, by knowing when to lower the shades on hot/sunny summer days!
Some other tips to help you save some energy costs this summer include:
Setting your thermostat a little higher to 75-78 degrees can help you save during the summertime.
Close the windows and blinds during the day, but open them up at night if your area has a respite from the heat at night (not always possible in the Southern U.S. due to high humidity).
Wash your clothes in cold water.
Take cool showers to beat the heat.
Unplug any unnecessary electronics and do not leave computers, televisions or other machines that produce heat on for extended amounts of time, especially if you are not using them (switch that computer to sleep mode if you’re going out for a few hours).
We at Digital Interiors hope some of these tips help you to save some money this summer and keep your home a little more cool. If you would like to learn more about installing Lutron shades into your home or if you have a question about any of our other offerings, please contact us at Digital Interiors today. Have a great summer!