Smart home energy management systems are transforming the way individuals use and interact with energy within their households. Smart homes utilise internet of things sensors to create a central system which connects enabled appliances. Mobile apps for each appliance allow for simplified control of household devices. Let’s learn more about some of the benefits of smart home energy management systems!
One of the best benefits of smart home energy management is just how easy it makes managing your household! Now, with voice commands, users can perform such tasks as lowers the AC or turning on the lights without having to lift a finger. This accessibility factor is especially helpful for elderly and disabled users.
Also, internet of things has allowed for remote access of home management systems. Let’s say you’re on vacation and you begin to question whether you locked the door or turned off the oven. No worries! Just check your smart appliance’s app on your mobile device and you can control each system from there.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Smart home energy management is not only easy, it’s also energy efficient! Smart home appliances have the intelligence to work with the least amount of energy needed. One example of this is faucet technology which shapes droplets of water to create a more fulfilling shower while still using less water than the average shower head. Smart ACs have the ability to adapt to the owner’s schedule and optimises itself to the most energy efficient settings which also fulfil the consumer’s needs.
Saving energy also means saving money for consumers! According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, user of smart home technology for thermostat control save anywhere from 10%-30% on their energy bill. The addition of smart home technology can also increases the resale value of the user’s home and make it sell quicker, according to the New York Magazine.