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Make Your Home More Sustainable with Smart Home Technology
6th July 2021
How Smart Home Technology will make your Home more Sustainable
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle, you might be interested in smart home technology. Control4 home automation systems, for instance, can help you save energy, reduce bills and eliminate waste. So it’s well worth looking for smart home installers who can make your property eco-friendlier.
There are numerous technology set-ups available depending on your needs. Many systems work in harmony to maximise energy savings. And with controls accessible via smart devices including phones and tablets, you can adjust the settings to suit you no matter where you are in the world. With all this in mind, here are some smart home technology examples that are certainly worth considering.
One of the best ways to protect the environment – and your bank balance – is by investing in smart thermostats. These control the heating and cooling that your home needs while providing greater control and remote access. This means you can turn your heating on and off when you’re not at home and can keep track of how much energy you’re using. Smart thermostats will tell you how many hours your heating has been on for. They can also track the weather and adjust the temperature of your property accordingly. Another highlight is that they can learn your schedule and adapt to your home life. So, you can walk into a warm house from work in winter as the thermostat knows when to expect you.
Smart heating is a great tool. But when integrated with a Smart Home, your whole house will be in sync. For example, the heating will come on in the morning automatically alongside the relevant lighting. The blinds will raise to let in the sunlight and any audio video systems will kick into action. Essentially, your house will wake up without you lifting a finger.
Do you have a really bad habit of leaving lights on in rooms you’re no longer using? Perhaps you go out all day only to find you’ve left lamps on that have been wasting electricity. In this situation it could be a good idea to invest in a smart home lighting system such as the ones provided from Control4. This will allow you to control the lighting in your home and create an ambience that’s right for your mood. As lighting can be controlled remotely, you’ll no longer have to worry if you go out without turning all the switches off. With a single tap, you can even turn off all the lights in your home at once.
As well as many different types of lighting fittings, you can also benefit from dimming technology which will help reduce your carbon footprint even when the bulbs are lit. Switching to smart and efficient LED bulbs is another quick and easy way to reduce energy consumption and stop wasting money on electricity.
If you want to protect the environment and live a greener lifestyle, check out the home automation installation services available today from New Wave AV and take that all-important first step.
Article by Kevin Whysall
I started my Audio Visual and Technology career back in 1992 working in the commercial and leisure sector across Europe. Then back in 2003 I founded New Wave AV and we are now a leading Smart Home, Home Cinema and Lighting Control company in the Southeast of England.