4 WAYS TO EMBRACE SMART POWER SOLUTIONS
Decrease Your Home’s Carbon Footprint With Seamless Energy and Home Management
As technology has paved the way for cleaner energy, many homeowners have begun decreasing their home’s energy consumption and embracing green solutions. With smart technology, reducing power usage is easy. Keep reading to check out these four smart power solutions that you can integrate into your Manhattan, NY, home.
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1. CLIMATE CONTROL
For most homes, the bulk of their energy goes toward heating and cooling. Smart thermostats make limiting your home’s HVAC system easier than ever. For example, you can set a comfortable temperature when you’re home, but your thermostat can let the house get a little cooler or warmer while it’s empty to conserve energy. And if you forget to turn off the AC or heat when you leave home, you can easily do so from your phone to save power.
2. LIGHTING AND SHADING
Smart lighting and motorized shades can work in tandem to keep your home well-lit. For example, you can use a daylight sensor from Lutron to sense how much natural light is coming through your windows. Then your artificial lights will supplement it instead of turning on full brightness. This solution saves energy and results in beautiful lighting.
Your home can also sense when your open windows are overheating the house and can close the shades to keep your HVAC from eating up too much energy. Finally, you can automate your lights and shades to close or turn off when you’re away.
3. OCCUPANCY SENSORS
Conserving energy doesn’t have to come at the cost of comfort. But when you’re away, your systems can work less to save energy. An occupancy sensor can sense when the house is empty. If it recognizes that no one is home, it can signal your smart devices, such as your lights and thermostat, to turn down, conserving power until you return.
4. SAVANT POWER
To take it one step further, you can monitor and control your home’s energy usage. With Savant’s smart panel, you can see how much energy is going to specific rooms and appliances, giving you valuable insight into how to cut power. Additionally, you can set energy “scenes,” which will only provide power to necessary appliances and outlets. You'll see your home’s energy trends, how much energy you generate from solar panels, and more.
If you want to take the next step toward a greener home, contact Electronic Environments today! Our certified technicians can provide more information on the smart power solutions available to your Manhattan, NY, home and how you can use them to conserve energy. You’ll save money on utilities and protect the planet every day.