Save Electricity Using These Smart Home Systems
August 16, 2019
“Smart home system” is quickly becoming a popular term, due to the increased use of smartphones and smart home applications that automate many home appliances. With just a swipe of your finger, you can dim the lights, increase the cooling in your home or control your washer and dryer. Not only is smart home tech convenient, it is also energy efficient. If you’ve been looking to save electricity using smart home systems, look no further than this informative guide from Weeks Service Company. Here are some great smart home systems to add convenience and comfort to your home!
Lighting takes up 12 percent of your home’s energy consumption. Out of the 10 main energy consumers in your home, lighting ranks 4th. So, it’s no surprise that one of the best ways to save energy is to turn off the lights in rooms that aren’t occupied. With smart lighting, you can do just that – and so much more! Enjoy remotely adjusting the lighting in your home from anywhere. In addition, you can automate your lights to turn on or off at certain times of the day.
Smart lighting will be a great choice if you’re a forgetful type. By automating your lights, you can ensure they are operating at a schedule that is convenient and energy efficient.
You have probably already heard of smart thermostats. In a lot of ways, they’re like your programmable thermostat—they allow you to set a temperature schedule for every day. However, a smart thermostat offers many more options, as it is a device that can learn from your behaviors. Here are some interesting features included in smart thermostats:
- Remote Climate Control
According to the Department of Energy, you can save 10 percent a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat up 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day. While you can do this with a programmable thermostat, you can also do this with a smart thermostat remotely.
With the use of sensors, a smart thermostat will be able to identify when you and your family are home and adjust the temperature accordingly. This way, you won’t have to do any extensive programming.
- Energy Consumption Reports
Your smart thermostat will also provide you with data about the energy your AC is consuming. In addition, using the energy saving tips that smart thermostats provide, you can create a schedule with the accurate temperature zones to save on energy bills.
- Maintenance Reminders
Your smart thermostat can also send you reminders to change your AC filter to ensure your AC is well-maintained.
Smart Washers and Dryers
Your washer and dryer also take up a decent chunk of your home’s energy consumption. While it isn’t clear if using smart washers and dryers will bring down your energy bill, there is no harm in considering it. Smart washers and dryers have features that will provide increased convenience and ease. A smart washer allows you to connect your smart phone to the appliance, like most smart home technologies. Through your smart phone, you can remotely monitor wash cycles.
In addition, the smart washer has other features such as maintenance reminders, energy-consumption updates, and sensors to determine how dirty clothes are in order to select the right amount water and detergent.
Similarly, the smart dryer also offers features that will allow you to monitor and control the dryer remotely. In addition, it has moisture sensors that can adjust the time and temperature to dry clothes without over-drying them – and steam settings to remove wrinkles.
Pro tip when purchasing smart home systems: Look for models that have been certified by Energy-Star to ensure energy-efficiency.
Weeks Service Company is Here for You!
Not only will you save electricity using smart home systems, but you will also be able to live a more comfortable lifestyle. To learn how you can add these systems to your home, get in touch with the professionals at Weeks Service Company. Equipped with the industry’s latest education and training, our technicians will be able to address your air conditioning, heating and electrical concerns. Call us today at 281-332-9555 or schedule a service on our website!