What possibly could be better than a hot shower? Converting your house into a smart home is not only a great way to cut down on those monthly bills, but these updates also increase the functionality of your home. You can even live a more eco-friendly lifestyle with an Eric Smock smart thermostat. Taking on home renovations can be a bit daunting, however. You may be wondering which intelligent features will be the best fit for you. If you’re wondering which ones are worth the investment, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of how home automation helps you to save:
Electric Control with Home Automation
Leave your room, switch it off! You tell your kids this very well (and remember!) all the time. Sifting through remotes, climbing stairs, or walking through the house to your home theater is not a top priority— you’re busy; we’re getting it. What if we told you that with smart home technology, you’re not going to leave a lamp, TV, or another gadget that runs longer than necessary? Tactical placement of movement sensors and motion detectors will do the job for you so you can spend your time and money doing something else.
Lighting Control with Home Automation
Lighting is another very wild place in your house. Not only when you’re leaving the house forgetting to flick the switch, but when you’re home and going from room to room. Electricity costs rise or fall depending on what type of lamps you use, but working life often fluctuates — both of which impact energy costs. Timing-based automatic systems, such as lighting control, can be programmed on a schedule so that lights turn on when and where you need them immediately and switch off without a thought.
Water Control with Home Automation
The use of water in homes is a significant source of energy. Intelligent showerheads and a touch less faucets are just a few new technologies for cutting back. When it comes to saving, kitchens, and baths are the first places you would think of, but using outdoor water is a significant factor. Smart irrigation systems work similarly to avoid waste and save money just as a single device operates lighting and home security. Also, new models respond to real-time weather so you don’t have to worry about it for a second time.
Reduce Phantom Energy Use
Increasingly common is the word “phantom power.” This applies to the power loss utilizing devices that stay idling or idle in “carbon-efficient” modes. The word “energy friendly is a misleading term because it refers to a state in which the appliance, such as a device or television set, does not necessarily serve any purpose but still draws electricity. Most machines consume a remarkable amount of power, even when switched off: it contributes up to ten percent of your monthly electric bill on average. Typically, unplugging machines while they’re not in use is the only remedy to this–right down to your refrigerator and laundry machine. Now some tools can connect to your energy management network that allow you to counteract the “standby” modes of these appliances in a much more convenient way.