Are you a Draper, Utah or nearby resident looking to improve your home’s sustainable qualities and energy consumption themes? There are several areas you might consider here, and one of them also doubles as a major home upgrade in other ways: A smart home or home automation system.
At AVI Systems, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of home automation services and smart home systems, from smart lighting all the way to video distribution, surveillance systems and numerous other themes. We’ve assisted a range of clients with not only improving the convenience and comfort of their home using home automation, but also the way their home uses energy and maintains sustainability. Here are some of the top basic smart home themes that you might consider if sustainability is a top concern for you.
One of the single most common items generally listed in this conversation, and one that can be purchased even for homes that don’t have many or any other “smart” elements, the smart thermostat is exploding in popularity in recent years as it becomes even more affordable. This is a thermostat option that you can not only program in advance (similar to programmable thermostats), but goes even further than this.
For instance, you can control the heating and cooling of your home from anywhere using your smartphone, which in many cases will also allow you to track how much energy your system is using. Some advanced smart thermostats go even further, utilizing motion tracking and perhaps even an infusion with cameras in the home to adjust temperatures based on whether you’re home – if no one is home, it will lower your energy consumption so you aren’t using unnecessary energy.
Another great way to improve sustainability is upgrading to smart lighting. This can include everything from upgrading to efficient LED bulbs to infusing your lighting into your home’s mobile controls, allowing you to turn off lights later if you forgot and maintain complete control over the lighting system.
Down related lines and often installed at the same time as smart lighting solutions, smart plugs are ideal for many homes. These are plugs that can either be scheduled or even controlled by a voice command, and will turn off anything that’s plugged into them when this is done. These plugs are perfect for those who like to fall asleep while watching TV, for instance – you can set the timer to turn the TV off after an hour or two, saving a full night of power consumption. The same theme applies in numerous other areas.
There are also several other smart home systems that improve sustainability. Think about smart appliances like a smart dishwasher or smart fridge, for instance, which run far more efficiently than previous options. Another area that’s on the rise in recent years is the smart water system, with devices that do everything from monitoring your water usage to detecting water emergencies, reducing water usage and more.
For more on how to improve your Draper home’s sustainability using home automation themes, or to learn about any of our smart home services or equipment, speak to the staff at AVI Systems today.