Save energy the smart way

  • Jan. 19, 2024
  • Luxaflex® blog
  • Tips

Are you feeling the winter chills? While 2024 has started with freezing temperatures, which are due to stay, we want to make home life comfortable and cosy without the sky high energy bill.

As a nation, with rising energy costs, we are increasingly insulating our homes better, taking shorter showers, and being more energy concious overall. When you transform your house into a smart home, you will notice that smart devices not only make your life easier, but that they also contribute to energy savings.

Here’s our tips on how to save energy smartly.

What's a smart home?

With a smart home, you can control your homes devices through Wi-Fi, so they can be operated anytime, from anywhere.

Whether you are at home or abroad, you can maintain specific time schedules for devices in your home or control them remotely.

The smart home hub is an important part of the network of devices. It allows you to control all equipment with your smartphone, computer, or tablet and is the central point of your smart home. A smart home isn't just about convenience; it can save energy, time, and money, too.

Smart lighting

When we think of smart homes, we immediately think of smart lighting. Lighting that is dimmable, time-programmable and responds to movement can give the impression that someone is home, even when you're not. Among the best examples are the lamps from Philips Hue, which allow you to play with light inside and outside your home, both functionally and aesthetically.

Smart window blinds

Another smart (and safe) innovation for your home is our smart control system for your window treatments: Home Connection™ motorisation. This allows you to operate your window treatments with your smartphone, tablet, or remote control and adjust them based on your light and privacy needs. You can control your blinds at any time of the day and from any location – even abroad! This way your smart interior always has the perfect atmosphere throughout the day and night. It is often possible to make your smart lighting, window treatments and thermostat work together to make your home a comfortable, energy-efficient and safe haven. A lot of heat escapes through the windows and by lowering the blinds you can help to keep the heat in and the cold out which is essential during these cold winter days!

Smart thermostat

Not only are smart homes ultra convenient, but the responsible use of energy is paramount. Especially now, with the current energy prices.

With a smart thermostat you can automatically and remotely control your heating via an app. Set and adjust your weekly program from anywhere, so that your house is nice and warm when you wish. You can also leave the heating off for a while if you are home later than expected and avoid unnecessary heating. You're now heating your more efficiently, without sacrificing comfort!

Saved by the bell

Do you already have a smart doorbell? Did you know that with a smart doorbell you can communicate with your visitor even when you're not home (or simply from the couch)? Simply connect your doorbell to your smartphone and video call to the person at your front door. Is the postman standing at your door? You can let him know that he can deliver the package to the neighbours. Well-known smart doorbells include Eufy and Ring.

Insulate, insulate, insulate!

Do you need extra insulation? Then choose Duette® Architella® Shades. The most energy efficient window treatment available, with doubled celled fabrics for optimum temperature control. Adopting the layering trend by combining multiple types of window coverings is another option for added comfort. Both stylish and functional, there are plenty of combinations to choose from. Opt for blackout roller blinds with luxurious curtains in the bedroom allowing you to sleep well in a dark room with a perfect temperature.

Don’t let all that hard earned heat go straight out the window!

Do you want to know everything about the possibilities and benefits of our smart window treatments? Our specialists are ready to provide you with tailor-made advice. Visit a Luxaflex® showroom where you can see motorisation in motion and be inspired.