Look to these smart home energy saving products to reduce energy use in the home.
I will admit that I was very resistant in loading our house with Smart Home appliances. But I finally gave him in over the past year.
And honesty don’t know why I resisted so long! Along with the convenience of the appliances (Alexa, turn up the heat), we have a reduction in our electricity bill! Sounds like a total win my book.
From energy efficient light bulbs and appliances to making sure our windows and doors are sealed, there are so many ways you can make your home more efficient and save you money!
Tips for a Smart Home
Install a smart thermostat, such as the Nest Thermostat. Smart thermostats offer you climate control, the convenience of programming away from home, and more.
Change your light bulbs. Your living room typically has multiple active light sources available. Make sure your lighting is energy efficient by switching traditional bulbs to CFLs or LEDs.
Or take it once step further and use Smart Light Bulbs! These light bulbs work with devices like your Amazon Echo. You can set times and dimmers to save you on your electric bill. Installing light dimmers can save cut your electricity use 40% over time and make your light bulbs last 20 times longer.
Replace your old, inefficient appliances with new, efficient, Energy Star® appliances. Old appliances tend to run inefficiently.
You can also save yourself time and energy by using a Smart vacuum, like the iRobot Roomba. You can set the vacuum to go off when you aren’t home. Save money and get the job done!
Replace the showerhead in your bathroom(s) with low flow showerheads. These showerheads regulate the flow of water, assuring you a more efficient shower.
Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi signal for your smart thermostat and smart devices. Because you can remotely control your smart thermostat via the internet, periodically check the signal strength in the network settings on the thermostat’s control screen.
Use an automated pet food and water dispensing system so you don’t have to worry about feeding your pets if you happen to be away from home for longer than you had intended.
Planting trees in optimal spots on your property will provide shade during the warmer months making your system work less hard to cool your home down.
Even when your appliances are turned off, they are still using electricity. Use smart power strips to combat energy vampires.
Use a smart sprinkler to control your sprinkler system from your smartphone. They adjust setting based on weather and time of day so you don’t have to.