Have you ever wondered where sustainable living fits in with home automation? You might be surprised to find that there are some unique opportunities available to save energy with the home automation provided by some modern security systems. Although it may seem counterintuitive, home automation can present a number of unique possibilities to cut back on your power consumption and give you additional control over your home’s energy consumption. Here we’ll look at some of the ‘green’ perks of automated and customizable security and home automation systems.
One of the more common methods to save energy with home automation is with programmable thermostats. While these have technically been around for 30 years they are now becoming more sophisticated and intricate in their designs and abilities. One example of this can be seen with the installment of occupancy sensors. These can be linked to both your lighting and heating. The basic idea is that these sensors will automatically adjust the thermostat so as to save energy when nobody is home. The newest models are even able to adjust and program themselves based upon your routine.
In the same vein as automated control of temperature it’s also very easy to manage lighting with home automation. As mentioned above, occupancy sensors can make sure that lights are not being used when people are not present. Additionally it’s easy to program timers to make sure that lights won’t be left on for extended periods of time. In the long run home automation has the potential to make sure that a lot of energy doesn’t go to waste.
One of the greatest perks of modern home automation is the ability to control your home from remote locations. You can check the status of your house and turn off utilities from work or even while on vacation. This can reduce the energy and expenses for simple mistakes like leaving the heater on after leaving for work or turning off your water heater if you decide to shower at the gym before coming home from work. The possibilities are endless and the power you can have over you home is the future.
While home automation is still a fairly new technology it’s one that’s rapidly growing in both capability as well as potential use. There may even come a time in the future when energy prices will make it impractical to not have an automated home. For now keep an eye on the possibilities of home automation and consider what it can do for your home and your energy bill.