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Energy Efficiency: 6 Benefits and Solutions

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Energy conservation is a large reason that smart home technology has become popular. There are many ways to save money and reduce the energy you use. Such as installing smart thermostats and automatic lighting systems.

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In this piece, we will discuss some of the most effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your smart home. We will also offer some product recommendations and highlight some emerging trends.

Certification under the Energy Star Program

Choosing appliances and electronics awarded the Energy Star label is one of the best ways to reduce energy usage. These devices meet the criteria for energy efficiency that have been set by the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States. Smart thermostats, smart plugs, and smart lighting systems are examples of those that have been approved by Energy Star.

Build your own personal schedules and automation

For instance, you may program your smart thermostat to adjust the temperature based on your daily activities. This way, the system will only heat or cool your home when you are actually present. Another way to increase energy efficiency is with automation; you can also program your lighting system to switch off when you leave a room or to reduce itself when there is natural light.

Our PlugHub is a fantastic piece of equipment for reducing energy use. You can activate and deactivate any device connected to your PlugHub using remote control from any location. Additionally, the PlugHubencompassing strategy to manage your energy consumption will provide comprehensive energy readings for the connected device. This is useful for controlling large appliances like refrigerators and stoves. The PlugHub is also great for managing smaller equipment. Examples include ensuring your hair straightener or fan is off while away from home.

Sensors

You may save significant money and energy by ensuring all windows and doors are shut. When a door or other undesirable location opens, door sensors will notify you on your smartphone or tablet to let you know about it. Using these sensors, you can better regulate the temperature in your home’s heating and cooling systems. A motion sensor is an example of a different type of sensor. You can save money by ensuring that items are only used when necessary. By installing motion sensors, lights only turn on when there is an activity in the room.

Benefits of Saving Energy

Keep an eye on how much power you consume

It is essential to monitor your energy usage in order to know your energy consumption and locate areas where you can improve. Our PlubHub is one example of the many smart home devices equipped with built-in energy monitoring tools. By monitoring your use, you can determine which appliances or routines consume more power than is required.

Make use of non-polluting forms of energy

Consider switching to renewable energy sources like solar or wind to take your energy efficiency to the next level. If you have the appropriate hardware and configuration, you may reduce your reliance on the power grid by using your smart home to create and store renewable energy. Although this strategy may involve an investment upfront, it can be profitable in the long term by increasing your energy efficiency and drastically lowering your energy expenses and overall carbon impact.

Optimize your HVAC system

Lastly, the HVAC system is one of your home’s most significant energy drains. This stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This indicates that optimizing it to achieve the highest possible efficiency level is crucial. To help with HVAC efficiency, you should caulk air leaks, ensure adequate insulation installation, and routinely replace air filters. A smart thermostat can also help you better control your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system by allowing you to adjust the temperature based on your daily routine and personal preferences. Sensors greatly assist in this situation since they can ensure that doors and windows are kept closed at all times.

Conclusion – Smart Home Energy Efficiency

There are many ways to increase your energy efficiency with a smart home, such as monitoring your usage, using renewable energy sources, and selecting the right devices for your needs. You may lower your monthly utility bills and contribute to a more environmentally friendly future if you use an all-encompassing strategy to manage your energy consumption. Keep an eye on our blog here at Ezlo for additional details on the technology behind smart homes and ways to reduce energy consumption.

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