Of course, when it comes to keeping your energy use (and your summer electric bills) down, it all comes down to having control over your energy use. And, nothing helps you manage that better than home automation.
If you are looking for a means to help reduce the amount of energy your family wastes, then smart home technology can help. Here are just a few of the ways home automation in Wilmington NC can help you take control over your home’s energy consumption.
Greater Energy Control = Greater Energy Savings
Do you have children who tend to leave lights on when leaving their rooms? Do you always forget to turn the thermostat up when you’re leaving for work? If this sounds like your family’s habits, then smart home technology can provide you with greater energy control because it allows you to monitor and control your home’s energy use even when you’re not there.
Home automation allows you to control your home’s thermostat, lighting, plumbing system, and other things right from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer. Because you can access your home via the Internet, you can monitor and manage your home’s electrical use from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection and an Internet-capable device.
Home Automation Can Manage Your Energy Use For You
If you don’t want to have to worry about lights or televisions being left on when you’re not home, then home automation can take convenience one step further. Using smart home motion sensors, your system will automatically turn your lights and TV sets off when the room is detected as empty. This helps prevent energy waste and helps keep your costs to a minimum.
Smart Home Technology Helps Prevent Phantom Energy Waste
Phantom energy waste is attributed to chargers for cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices and it accounts for 7% of the electricity used in the United States every year. The problem is, even when the devices aren’t plugged in, these charges continue to draw energy, hence the term “phantom” energy. Unplugging the chargers is the only way to stop them from wasting energy when you’re not charging your devices.
But, with smart home technology, you can avoid having to always remember to unplug them. All you need is a smart power strip that’s compatible with your system and you can turn the power off to your chargers from anywhere. This simple step can save you a surprising amount on your energy bills throughout the year.
Home Automation Provides Real Time Data to Help You Conserve Energy
Home automation isn’t just a convenient way to manage your home’s energy use; it also provides you with real time data that you can monitor so you always know how much energy your home is using and how it’s being used.
Even more, a smart home system can provide you with information that can help you determine when your appliances are starting to draw more electricity than they should (a sure sign that the appliance is starting to fail). This will give you advanced warning as to when you are going to have to replace the failing appliance with a newer, more energy-efficient model.
Interested in Home Automation in Wilmington NC? Call AcoustiCreations Today!
The more control you have over your energy use, the lower your energy bills are going to be and the “greener” your home will become. And, that’s something every eco-friendly homeowner is striving for. Home automation is the most effective way to help you accomplish this goal.
If you want to learn more about what home automation can do for your home or you would like to receive an estimate, call AcoustiCreations at 910-371-2038. We have the expertise you need to ensure your installation is done right and to guarantee that your home’s automated system is secure and works as expected. For state-of-the-art home automation in Wilmington NC, give us a call today. All of our services are fully backed by our unbeatable customer service!