We are all looking for ways to cut back on our energy bill, and one of those ways is smart home automation. By automating the system in your home, you can take control.
With having better control over how your home works and uses energy, you can make adjustments to those uses even when you are not there. This will cut your energy bill quite dramatically.
3 Ways to Save Energy with Smart Home Automation
Even starting with one or two of these suggestions can cut your energy bill down considerably.
1. Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat can help the average household save over ten percent on heating costs and 15 percent on cooling. Your heating and cooling system use up a lot of energy in the home, so that can really add up each month on your bill.
Smart thermostats and temperature sensors can adjust to energy needs as you use them. You can program smart thermostats and control them remotely through an app.
Set the thermostat to start heating or cooling just before you get home so you are not paying to heat or cool an empty house.
2. Smart Lighting
Much like the smart thermostat, you can program smart bulbs to turn on and off to save energy. Some smart bulb brands detect when you’re headed home and turn the lights on automatically.
You can also adjust the brightness of a smart bulb, saving you electricity by dimming them and you can turn them on just before you arrive home for added security.
Have smaller lights turn on and off at certain times of the day to give the appearance that someone is home. Make them all vary to seem natural, and have them all come on at different times.
3. Smart Appliances
Smart home automation has reached our appliances, both big and small. Washers and dryers, dishwashers, blenders, coffee makers, microwaves, fridges and stoves all can come with smart features.
You can set them to operate while you are at work so they are not running during times when you are consuming a lot of energy for other things. Let your smart stove and oven start cooking dinner before you get home.
Smart refrigerators now have a window where you can see inside without opening the door. Gone are the days of your teenager standing in front of the open door.
The fridge can also be accessed via a camera when you are at the market and wondering if you need something you forgot to check. These sound great, and they are.
Smart Home Automation
Not only do many of these features save you money but they can give you updates and reports if there are problems. They can detect when an appliance or feature needs repair, isn’t working properly and when and if it needs to be serviced.
It tracks your energy usage and can compare it month-to-month. It can see where you could cut back and will make suggestions to you where you can cut back or save even more.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about smart home automation, then please contact us here at Live Smart Construction. Our team will design and install a system that connects all of your technology and energy upgrades into one seamless, efficient environment.
With this level of automation and control, you’ll get more out of your investments. Take advantage of all of your smart home features with a system that is uniquely designed to match your lifestyle, habits, and preferences.