Think back to how we live our daily lives. We wake up, our coffee machine helps make us our morning brew. Lights help us light up dim rooms, and at night, we might watch TV to kill some time. We’ve now also got smartphones, tablets, and computers to help improve our work efficiency too.
But what does all this even mean? And how is it all connected? Well, behind all the above actions, everything that happened had something in common, which is:
The fact that energy has been quietly helping us achieve convenience in our lives.
When we start paying attention to our monthly electricity and gas bills, you might realize that energy is becoming increasingly precious, and energy conservation has long gone from just a thought to a practical activity in each of our lives.
What does all of this have to do with SwitchBot? Well, smart homes can automate some troublesome energy-saving actions, allowing you to forget about them, but quietly and effortlessly conserve energy at home.
Bright outside? Automatically open your curtains and give those light bulbs a rest. You'll save a lot!
Most of the time, energy is wasted when we don’t even know we’re using it. For example, today, there’s a lot of light outside, and our room is bright too, but we still follow our usual habit of pulling the curtains and turning on the lights at home… Sound a little like you? But hey! SwitchBot Blind Tilt has a built-in light sensor, and SwitchBot Curtain 3 also has a Solar Panel that has a built-in light sensor too. When outdoor light is stronger, it can automatically pull open your curtains to make indoors brighter using just natural light. Meaning you don’t even need to turn on the lights, can save electricity, and do a little bit more for the environment too.
Air conditioning turned on? Close your curtains to insulate better. And save more on electricity!
In summer, if our air conditioning is turned on and curtains are not closed, air conditioning always needs to be lowered a few degrees to make up for cold air that might get lost on the way out. But once the curtains are closed, and the air conditioning is even raised by one degree, it can have a good cooling effect.
This is because curtains have a certain insulation effect. In summer, when sunlight is quite intense, curtains can help you isolate ultraviolet rays, and if your curtains are thick and heavy, they can help you isolate more ultraviolet rays, making the air conditioning more effective!
When using SwitchBot Ecosystem, you can link up SwitchBot Hub Mini and Meter to achieve simple yet effective home automation. Like for example, in summer, when indoor temperature is above 27 degrees Celsius, you can automatically turn on the air conditioning and close your curtains to intelligently insulate the air, making the cooling effect even better and saving even more money!
Automatically close windows on winter evenings for insulation and cooling, saving money!
Similarly, when we use a heater in winter, curtains are also good at keeping us warm, protecting heating indoors as much as possible.
So, in conjunction with SwitchBot Curtain 3 and SwitchBot Blind Tilt, you’re also able to automatically close curtains, and insulate the home a lot easier.
How? Well, imagine this. It’s 7pm, your heater turns on and SwitchBot Curtain 3 automatically closes your curtains for you. Yup, it’s that easy. So what do you need to do? Well, nothing, do whatever you like. All of this was automated!
And guess what? Smart curtains don't even need to be charged!
So, in this article we’ve been talking about how much energy smart curtains and what not can help you save. But you might be wondering… don’t smart curtains inherently consume power themselves? Thus adding to our electricity bills?
Compared to other smart curtains, SwitchBot Curtain 3 not only allows you to quickly tranform your old curtains with an installation that can take just 30 seconds, but also eliminates the need for charging! Just add a SwitchBot Solar Panel 3, and a continuous stream of sunlight will be converted into electrical energy and stored in Curtain 3’s lithium battery. Making it both environmentally friendly and energy-saving!
SwitchBot Solar Panel is different from other solar panels in that it can slowly accumulate weak electricity even under low light conditions, and quickly accumulate electricity under strong light conditions. Although the charging speed is not as fast as that of a mobile phone, you will notice a steady increase in electricity every once in a while making it useful when it comes to energy saving.
And so, as of today, whether it is residential households, commercial buildings, or large-scale industrial facilities, the rise in energy costs has become an issue that we cannot ignore. From electricity bills, gas bills to fuel bills, every expenditure we make reminds us that energy consumption is increasing day by day. So what can we do? Well, we need to rethink our lifestyle and find more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions, and a SwitchBot smart home is definitely a good start!