Homeowners today can take advantage of some impressive advancements in smart home technology that significantly boost comfort and convenience. Innovations like the following can also bring you smart home savings on your energy consumption and lower your household operating costs.
Programmable thermostats used to be the energy-saving standard for HVAC controls, but they’re limited by the settings you enter. In contrast, smart thermostats learn your energy use habits, then fine-tune them. Your intelligent thermostat is continuously sensing your heating and cooling needs, and making HVAC output adjustments to match. It knows what rooms are occupied, by how many, and when everyone is away from home.
Clever appliances can help you cook, update your grocery list remotely, or streamline your laundry chores. They can also communicate through your favorite device to help you save money on energy. If you leave the fridge or freezer door ajar accidentally, you’ll get a message instantly. If you forget to shut the oven off, or if your clogged dryer lint trap is restricting airflow, you’ll get an immediate alert.
Your smart appliances can also automatically put themselves into “energy saving mode” when they’re not needed.
In the not-so-distant past, you had to close all your shades and curtains to reduce solar radiation through the glass and control your cooling costs. Now, you can have an intelligent, Wi-Fi-enabled window film applied that not only gives you privacy when you want it, but also blocks UV rays selectively to limit heat gain and lower your energy bills.
If you want a more efficient way to shut off lights that are wasting energy, you can install Wi-Fi-enabled bulbs throughout your home and control your lighting via a smartphone app. You can set lighting preferences as well, and have some lights on when you first wake up, have all the lights shut off when no one is home, or dim certain lights at particular times of day.
To learn more ways to boost efficiency and reap smart home savings in your Peachtree City home, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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