How To

5 tips to save energy this summer

Keep your home and your wallet cool this season.

Written by Gantri Editorial Team

Jun 21, 2021

As the temperatures start to rise and our AC’s come back on, the summertime energy bill can come as a bit of a shock. So how can we keep our homes and our wallets cool this season? We’ve rounded up five tips to help you save your energy as the weather heats up.

1. Switching to LEDs

LED stands for light-emitting diodes. As they work, an electrical current passes through a microchip, illuminating tiny light sources to create visible light. Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, LEDs generate little to no heat, requiring less energy and emitting more light. For more detail about how LEDs function, check out our dedicated blog post.
LEDs are up to 10 times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. By making the switch, your bulbs will use 75% less energy and save you money at the same time. At Gantri, we are passionate about developing sustainable, premium lighting down to every detail. When it comes to light bulbs, we have chosen industry-leading LEDs for all our lights.

2. Conserve your power

While we could all use some more time unplugged, the simple act of turning off the lights or shutting things down when they aren’t in use can save you a ton of energy. Computers, TVs, and other electronic devices generate heat and use power when they are running, so it’s important to turn them off when you’re not using them. Some devices continue to use power even when they are shut off, so consider using a power strip and switching it off when you don’t need them.

If you tend to forget to switch off those lights, try using a timer to allow your lights to shut off when you typically leave the house or head to bed.

Maskor Table Light by Muka Design Lab

3. Dim the lights

Not only does dimmable lighting help you create the mood you want in your space, it can also save you some energy. Gantri’s custom dimming switch gives you maximum control over the intensity of your light and provides a seamless experience. When paired with Gantri’s LED bulbs you can reduce energy consumption as you decrease the flow of electricity to your light.

This summer, keep things cool by dimming your lights to switch up the vibe and save a little energy when you need it.

4. Keep out the rays

Instead of immediately cranking the AC this summer, start by keeping your blinds or drapes drawn to keep the sun at bay. Southern- and western-facing windows take in a lot of sunlight so investing in quality shade can make a huge difference in keeping your space cool. North-facing windows let in limited heat so you can still get your natural light fix in the summer

Palm Table Light by Reach

5. Skip the overhead lighting

While traditional overhead lights can quickly illuminate a room, they tend to waste a lot of energy and aren’t always necessary. Instead, prioritize task lighting in high touch areas in combination with natural light. If you’re low on space, try Palm Table Light on your desk or in a dim corner for a little extra illumination for working or reading at home. Then keep things soft and moody by lighting your entryway with Ember Wall Light. Being thoughtful and conservative about your summer lighting can go a long way when it comes to keeping your energy bill low.