Control when the sun shines in
Remember to take solar energy into account when regulating home temperature. Use curtains to let the sun’s free heat in or keep it out on hot summer days.
Savings: You can see the reduced need for additional heating or cooling in your energy bill. Inexpensive blinds are an effective way to do this, so you don’t need to make a major investment.
Remember this: You can’t always be home to adjust your blinds and in Finland you can’t always rely on sunshine. However, a little anticipation can always affect the results. You can leave the blinds closed in the morning on hot summer days, and keep them open in the winter just in case the sun comes out.
Reducing your carbon footprint: The reduced need for additional heating or cooling can decrease your carbon footprint by about 1% per year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 9,000 carbon footprints per year.