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When we think of convenience and comfort at the push of a button, it’s easy to imagine Jetsons-type technology in a futuristic world. Smart Technologies have been around for quite some time, and their popularity among homeowners has increased in the last several years.
If you‘re excited about automating some functions in your home that can save you time and energy, consider these simple ways to take advantage of smart technology.
Investigate Smart Thermostats for Your Home
Air conditioning (especially in Auburn and Montgomery, Alabama) accounts for the most significant usage of energy in your home. Often, it’s left on for hours, even when homeowners are away from the house or on vacation.
Installing a Smart Thermometer for your home means you’re in control of the temperature at all times. You can control the temperature even when you’re away and make the most of this opportunity to save energy (and ultimately save money.)
Remotely Control Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
In addition to thermometers, many of today’s humidifiers and dehumidifiers come with remote control capability from anywhere at whim.
If you’re in the market for a dehumidifier (thanks, Alabama humidity!) especially for the summer, or if your house gets extra-shocked in the drier winter months, you could benefit from a Smart Humidifier or Dehumidifier.
The technology allows you to use it when it makes the most sense, helps you turn it off, and saves energy when it’s unnecessary.
Install Smart Light Bulbs
Imagine being able to program your lights to go on and off when it’s most convenient. Or, if you’re a heavy sleeper, you can schedule the light in your bedroom to automatically come on each morning at a particular time to help goad you out of bed.
The uses of smart lighting and light bulbs are endless, and many find it’s an easy way to start the journey of becoming more energy-conscious about electricity usage.
Try out Smart Plugs
Did you know that you can make “dumb” devices smart? Smart Plugs and Powerstrips work similarly to other smart devices because they allow you to control electricity usage from an app on your phone or tablet.
From coffeemaker to the clothes dryer, you can make any appliance smarter by installing smart plugs in your home.
Operate Your Appliances at Off-Peak Times
You don’t always have to install new technology to take advantage of cost-saving measures. Becoming “smarter” with your electricity usage or saving money on HVAC-related bills can be as simple as using resources in your home at off-peak times.
Anytime before 9 am or after 9 pm are good times to run most appliances in your home or cool it down for the day before the sun comes up over the trees. These are considered “non-peak” hours, and if you can capitalize on this type of activity, you will often see a change (for the better) in your monthly bills.
Be “Smarter” With The Push Of A Button
Smart technology is popular for a reason: the convenience of using something as you need it is unparalleled. When combined with many cost-saving features, many Americans now realize its potential.
Regardless of whether or not Smart Home Technology is right for you, consider what other upgrades might be necessary for your home’s HVAC or electric system.
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