The Environmental Benefits of Using Light-Blocking Tracks for Energy Efficiency

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Light Blocking Strips

At Sleepy Time Tracks, we often talk about the benefits that your family can get from blocking light out of your windows in terms of getting a better night’s sleep regardless of the light pollution outside, but there is another benefit that you should know about that goes beyond your personal life in a big way.

Your Sleepy Time Track can actually help you make your home more energy efficient and bring along multiple benefits beyond a good night’s sleep. 

Here are some of the ways Sleepy Time Tracks boost your home’s energy efficiency and the related benefits. 

Excessive Light Heats Your Home

Natural lighting is great because it helps you keep your lamps and other interior lighting options off; thus, you save the energy that you would spend operating those items. However, when there’s too much of it, it actually works against you. 

Light and heat go hand-in-hand. So, when there’s a surplus of natural lighting, your home naturally heats up. In the winter, this can be helpful. However, in the summer, when you’re already fighting the heat, it can become too much. Your house’s interior temperature can rise more than ten degrees in some situations. 

When you use a Sleepy Time Track to block light from entering your windows, it prevents that excess light from heating up your home. This is where the main environmental benefits of using light blocking tracks come in

1: A Cooler Home Experience

First and foremost, your home will be cooler naturally. This doesn’t directly impact the environment or your home’s energy usage, but it is a great personal benefit that you’re sure to love. 

2: Reduced Energy Bills

When you’re able to naturally cool your home, you’re able to turn off, or at least lower the settings, on your AC. Since an air conditioning unit is one of the most power-hungry appliances in a home, that equates to major savings; even if you’re only using it for one season of the year. 

Of course, you’ll probably need to turn on a few more lights, but the cost of running a few energy-efficient lightbulbs more often is far less costly than running an air conditioning unit nonstop to fight the heat. So, you still save a lot of money during the hotter seasons. 

3: Reduced Environmental Impact

This also stems from being able to turn your air conditioner off or use it less often. 

When you turn your air conditioner on, or several fans, you consume a lot of energy. That’s not just impacting your energy bill. It impacts the planet. 

The more electricity you consume, the more power plants, often operated with coal fires and tremendous emissions, have to boost their output capacity. 

When lots of people take these energy-saving measures, not as much energy has to be produced, fewer resources are consumed, and fewer emissions are released. 
So, by using a Sleepy Time Track, you’re actually helping to do your part and help the planet recover from our tremendous reliance on energy in the modern world.