Reduce Energy Use and Save Money the Smart Home Way
Average households, by far, are inefficient when it comes to energy saving. According to Malaysia Energy Information Hub, a government website that promotes energy saving, homes spend a striking RM240 billion on energy every year. That is an annual RM2,000 per household.
Clearly, inefficient home energy consumption has a direct effect on energy bills. Although it is obvious that using more power cost more bucks, what is not obvious is how to handle this matter. Luckily, with a few smart home upgrades, it is possible to make your residence more efficient and cost friendly.
Fully-Integrated Home Automation
One of the best innovations of smart home tech is full-fledged home automation. This is the ability to open an application and control multiple devices and appliances in your house (pretty cool). This amazing feature provides enormous energy savings that you will love.
Home automation involves combining convenience with technology. Technology allows all your digital gadgets such as lights, TVs, thermostats, and security panels to work together and be easy to control from a single point. With home automation, you can operate all your devices from a tablet or smartphone while you are at work.
Household lighting solutions have become quite smart over the last few years. The smart LED light bulbs are usually more expensive than the traditional CFL or incandescent bulbs. However, they use a fraction of the power and last longer than the customary ones, so you save energy and money in the long run.
In addition, these bulbs offer features that enable you to remotely control or schedule their operation. In fact, some of these devices use geofencing, which uses GPS on your smart device to know exactly where you are and turn on/off depending on where you are.