Smart home systems are the future of controlling the state of your home. These systems can help make your home safer, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly. Smart home systems are able to integrate all of a home's systems into one easily programmable, highly customizable entity. All you need is your smartphone and the right app to control your system.
If you run on a specific schedule like most people, your home probably only needs to run certain appliances and systems at certain times of the day. With a smart home system you can customize your home to match your routine. If you leave every weekday at 8am, you can program your home's thermostat to turn off when you leave, or even turn down just a few degrees. Even a few degrees may help you save a lot of energy.
Saving Energy and Increasing Comfort
There are many reasons to use a smart home system, but one of the best reasons is that it helps save energy. A home that saves energy is not only going to help save you money, but it also help protect the environment by using less of the earth's natural resources.
It may be hard to believe, but using less energy can actually improve your comfort. With a smart home system, you can control everything remotely, meaning when you're not home, you can turn off any systems via your cell phone. And you can turn them back on when you need them just as easily.
Heating and Cooling
One of the best parts of owning a smart home system is being able to control and program your thermostat remotely. A smart home system can take in a lot more information and regulate the temperature accordingly. Connected thermostats will use information like humidity, outdoor temperature, occupancy, cost of energy, and humidity to give you the most comfortable indoor temperature.
Ever leave a light on in your house and realize it in the car on the way to work? If you have a smart home system, you can turn off the light before you even make it to work. Your smartphone can control any light in the house allowing you to conserve energy that you don't want to use.
Appliances and Electronics
Many of your home's appliances don't need to run all day long. They only need to work when you need them to. Running them all day long uses up a lot of energy. That energy is literally wasted, and it costs you money and hurts the environment. A smart home system gives you total control over your refrigerator, hot water heater, TV, game systems, oven, home computers, and more. When you aren’t using these items, there’s no reason for them to be on and using energy. You might be surprised by how much energy you use every day, and how much your energy use will diminish by adding and utilizing a smart home system.