Before they hit the books, optimize their favorite homework spot with these simple improvements.
Summer is winding down, and back-to-school season is here again. So it's a great time to find new ways to make sure your household scholars are set up for success, while also keeping an eye on efficiency. Read on, for a few fast and easy ways to save energy while keeping people comfortable and productive!
Shine a new light
A great study area starts with energy-efficient lighting that's easy on the eyes and conducive to homework. Consider LED lighting: it provides ideal illumination that consumes less energy, lowering electric use over time.
Get smart about power supply
Did you know that a laptop charger still uses energy, even if your laptop is fully charged? By sensing when a device is in standby mode and automatically regulating the flow of power, smart power strips can help ensure that your electronics aren't silently costing you through "vampire" consumption.
Clean the air
No matter the time of year, nothing keeps the mind alert and focused like fresher, cleaner air. So don't forget to consider an energy-efficient air purifier or other air quality device for your study area—and your entire home.