Put Your Home On Autopilot To Save Money, Time And Also Energy
Each and every owner of a house can remember a time when they thought, “Did I lock the front door this morning?” Or, “Did I leave a light on?” Others can attest to that feeling of fear knowing their ac is operating full blast while they’re away on a weekend outing. Absolutely nothing is worse compared to worrying about the safety of the home – or perhaps your rising electricity bill – while you are away.
Luckily, recent innovations in home technology provide comfort and ease when it comes to energy efficiency, security and time savings. Almost any home can be put on “autopilot” without breaking the bank. Numerous areas of the house can benefit from some simple technology improvements.
Heating and cooling a house accounts for 50 percent or even more of a house’s energy bill, so it’s vital to include the modern technology in order to make it as easy as possible to be as productive as possible.
“We have seen some great developments in home technology that maximize the energy-efficiency of heating and cooling products,” states Kyle Golden, an energy efficiency professional with Lennox, a leading provider of home comfort solutions. “For instance, since thermostats turn out to be more advanced, property owners now have the ability to enhance home comfort as well as energy savings.”
One example of these smart thermostats is the Lennox iComfort S30. Homeowners can make use of electric power savings with its one-touch smart away mode that detects when members of the family leave and return to the home and automatically adjusts to an energy-efficient setting. The iComfort S30 also is the sole thermostat that gives first-of-its-kind real-time air quality monitoring.
Water usage is also a concern in regards to efficiency. Property owners can cut down on water bills via home sprinkler systems that incorporate Wi-Fi technology. These systems let property owners to start or stop sprinklers from anywhere, staying away from water waste when heavy rains have already soaked the turf. Many systems nowadays even include wireless capabilities that prevent sprinklers from activating during rain or freezing temperatures.
Householders can relax merit to automated systems that guarantee their property is safe and secure. Companies now provide products that check, open and close garage doors directly from a smartphone, tablet or laptop. There are also lock systems that respond only to the fingerprints of residents of the home. However, if that’s not enough, new technologies send texts or mail updates when doors are locked or unlocked, and can remotely lock doors throughout Wi-Fi. And for those that are wondering who is there when they’re not, there are now door bells that permit property owners to see on their phones who’s at their door remotely, from any location.
- Time savings
Finally, kitchen appliances now add technologies to streamline the day-to-day routines of homeowners, allowing for maximum time savings. Consumers can take the trouble out of picking out the perfect cooking setting with a microwave that can scan a barcode on a dish and automatically changes to the correct time and power for the specific product. Ovens built with Wi-Fi allow cooks to monitor their meals on a mobile gadget and put the crock pot to shame.
Families may also save time while enjoying the convenience of home automation. Wi-Fi-enabled mailboxes send text or email notifications when email has arrived. Parents can even save the time it takes to plead their child to quit gaming simply using a device that automatically limits the time spent on an electronic device.
Peacefulness is not all about costly, over-the-top upgrades. Home automation can conserve time and money, and offer personalized comfort and security, often through simple technology tweaks.