Automation has been around for a long time, but it’s making waves around the world recently in the form of smart technology. Smart technology is currently found in a wide array of everyday home appliances and devices, from televisions to thermostats. With its programmable capability and internet connectivity, it gives you better control over the electrical devices in your home. Besides making your home easier to manage and more comfortable, smart home technology can also help you save on your energy costs.
Whether you want to reduce your energy consumption to save money or minimize your carbon footprint, you should incorporate smart devices into your home. You may be surprised at how much you can save by installing these devices. For example, a smart thermostat can lower your heating and cooling costs by 10% to 30%, according to Energy Star. Also, the United States General Services Administration reported that installing smart ceiling fans can help you save 4% to 11% on your energy bills. If you install multiple smart devices, you can expect to see a substantial decrease in your utility bills.
Smart home appliances and devices typically come with higher price tags than their ordinary counterparts. However, they’re worth the extra cost because they can more than pay for themselves over the long run. In addition, they can significantly improve your quality of life. Take a look at the infographic below to gain a clearer insight into the energy-saving potential of different smart home devices and systems.