Home automation adds convenience to your life by allowing you to remotely monitor and control your Buffalo, NY home’s systems no matter where you are in the world. Convenience isn’t the only benefit, however. Utilizing home automation can lead to substantial energy savings and reduced electric bills. Gain more control over your home’s technology and streamline your daily routines. Read our latest blog to learn more about the energy-saving benefits of home automation.
How many times have you walked out the door and forgotten to turn off the lights? Forgotten lights waste energy and drive up your energy bill. You will have access to your lighting, thermostat, motorized shades and more from your smart device of choice. Open your app from anywhere in the world to check if the lights are still on, and if they are, simply turn them off.
Program your smart thermostat to turn off when you are out of the house to save energy and turn on when you are on your way home, so it is at the perfect temperature by the time you walk through the door. Home automation gives you the ability to manage every aspect of your home, giving you a variety of choices while also simplifying your life.
Home automation can even think for you; smart technology is proactive to energy-saving rather than reactive. For example, when you forget to turn off the lights and television, motions sensors will sense that no one is home and will turn them on for you.
Home automation can also prevent phantom energy from driving up your monthly bills. Appliances such as computer or cell phone chargers and microwaves waste energy while in standby mode. Energy groups recommend that you unplug your devices when not in use, but who remembers to do that? Smart power strips will cut power to these appliances when idle, significantly reducing your electricity usage.
Monitors can track energy usage, giving you actual data to make decisions about your electricity usage. See if your old refrigerator is eating up all your energy or check when it is the best time to run big usage items.
Save money on your monthly bills and reduce your energy usage by installing smart technology throughout your home. Are you ready to enjoy a variety of controls for your smart home automation system? Contact Sound & Theater today for more information! We would love to help you with your project.