There are various home automation systems available that help streamline your life. Home automation systems lower your energy consumption and household expenses. Read on to learn about how you can use them to save on your Thousand Palms, CA, energy bills.
Lights Out is a mechanism that can automatically turn off all the lights in a home after determining that everyone is asleep or when occupants leave the rooms and leave the lights on. This is usually done via motion sensors placed throughout your home. The sensors can detect when there are no movements and then automatically turn off all the lights in the room.
Smart thermostats connect to the internet so you can control them remotely, which helps you save energy by programming the thermostat to adjust the temperature when you’re asleep or not home (or adjust it if you forget when you leave!). Many smart thermostats function as motion sensors, too, giving you Lights Out capabilities, but for your HVAC system instead of light bulbs. Some units can also learn your habits and preferences, so they can adjust the temperature automatically to save you even more energy.
You can program many smart appliances to run during off-peak hours when energy rates are lower. Similarly, many smart appliances allow for remote controlling, and quite a few have sensors that will make them shut off if they’ve been on too long or begin to overheat.
Home automation can help you with more than just convenience — it can add to your sense of security and even help save energy. If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to us at Vic’s Air Conditioning for home automation services, air conditioning and heating maintenance, and more today!
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