ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME AUTOMATION
Implementing Energy Efficient Home Improvements with Smart Home Automation
Managing your energy is so easy.
Tucked into your basement, right next to your electrical panel, is your energy efficient home automation control, your eye into the energy efficiency of every appliance. With the swipe of your hand, you can see your kilowatt usage, cost, and a discrete measurement of each device in your home. You’ll learn if you are generating or consuming energy and exactly how much energy each appliance is consuming daily, monthly, yearly. Once you understand where you are using the most energy, you can make adjustments that save resources and money
Energy Management Solutions for Your Home
Smart home automation offers a range of features and devices that can help homeowners effectively manage and optimize energy consumption in their homes. Here are some popular ways to use smart home automation to create an energy efficient home:
Install a smart thermostat to control heating and cooling systems more efficiently. These thermostats learn your preferences and optimize energy usage over time. You can also program schedules that automatically adjust temperature settings based on your daily routines and use remote access to adjust thermostat settings when you’re away from home.
Use dimming features and motion sensors to ensure lights are only on when needed. With smart home lighting, we can create lighting schedules to turn lights on and off automatically, as well as control them remotely to ensure they are off when you’re not at home.
Smart Plugs and Outlets:
Plug devices, appliances, and chargers into smart plugs or outlets to remotely turn them on or off. Then set timers or schedules to manage the operation of energy-consuming devices and monitor the energy usage of connected devices to identify inefficiencies.
Energy Monitoring Systems:
Install whole-home energy monitoring systems to track energy consumption in real-time to identify energy-intensive appliances and make informed decisions about their usage. When unusual or excessive energy is used, automatic alerts will notify you!
Invest in energy-efficient smart appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers and then use automation solutions to run these appliances during off-peak energy hours if your utility offers time-of-use pricing.
Motorized Window Treatments:
Install smart window coverings and automated shade control to schedule when they are opened and closed based on the sun’s position. This control will help you maintain comfortable temperatures by blocking out excessive heat in the summer and letting in sunlight in the winter.
How Does This Sound…
- Press “Away” when you leave for work in the morning, and your heat and air conditioning is adjusted to control your energy consumption.
- You can adjust the default setting for your lights to 90 percent. You will never notice the 10 percent drop in brightness but it’s estimated that you’ll save enough energy to reduce up to 850 pounds of carbon dioxide annually or the equivalent of not driving your car for a month!
- A “Green” setting automatically reduces heating and air conditioning usage, turns off unnecessary lights, and reduces appliance and standby power usage.
- Motion sensors or programmable timers can turn off lights in seldom-used rooms. If an emergency calls you away from home and you didn’t set the “Away” control, no worries. Simply make the change from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Getting Started with Creating a More Energy Efficient Home in Connecticut
By implementing these smart home automation for energy efficiency, homeowners can gain better control over their energy consumption, reduce utility bills, and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly living environment. Additionally, many energy companies offer incentives and rebates for using smart energy management technologies, further encouraging their adoption.
Smart home integrators like Lifetronic Systems have expertise in designing and implementing energy management systems. Working with various devices, technologies, and smart home automation platforms, we create customized solutions tailored to your home’s specific needs. Lifetronic’s tailored approach ensures that the energy management system takes into account your preferences, routines, and energy goals and gives you a seamlessly integrated, unified and easy-to-manage system.