Smart homes are a great way to automate your life and help make things simpler, but did you also know they can save you money? Through a few home automation additions, your house can make you money! Here are 5 ways a smart home can save you money.
Automate Your Home Heating and A&C
You don’t need to keep the home at a comfortable level while your family is away at work and school. Programming the A/C or heat to shift up or down a few degrees (depending on the season) will put less stress on your heating and cooling systems and save you money.
Keep Your Home Cool with Automated Shades
Another way to save with your heating and A&C is through automated shades. Program them to rise and fall at certain times during the day to keep the house at the right temperature. For example, you can program your shades to automatically roll down 50% during the heat of the day. When you do this, you will end up spending less on air conditioning, keeping your bills down.
Turn Off All the Lights with the Push of a Button
Does it sometimes feel like you’re the only one in your home who turns OFF a light? With smart home automation, you can control that from the push of a button. Rather than running around the house, making sure lights aren’t running for no reason, you can turn them off from your phone and get on with your life. Save energy (and time) with smart lighting.
Shut Down “Energy Vampires” with Smart Thermostats
An “Energy Vampire” is an electronic device that sucks power (and drives up your electric bill) even if it is not turned on. Some examples of Energy Vampires include your phone charger, your laptop charger, and your TV. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, non-essential appliances account for 20% of energy usage by the average American. However, with smart outlets and power strips, your home will automatically detect when your devices have transitioned into ‘standby’ mode and will stop draining power.
Smart Home Security Monitoring Can Save Money on Your Home Insurance
Smart home security systems are a great deterrent to prevent would-be vandals from breaking in, disturbing your peace, or robbing your home. They are also very valuable in restoring your home if there is a break-in because you can easily share the footage with law enforcement and your insurance company. But did you know that some home insurance companies will reduce your monthly rate when you have security systems in place? Check with your provider to find out what savings are available to you.
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