Energy efficient homes aren’t just a passing fad. Everyone wants to go green, and while it has a lot to do with cutting back on costs, many people are also looking for ways in which to reduce their carbon footprint. What better place to start than at home! To “go green”, you are going to need to make a few lifestyle changes, which means that your daily routine is bound to change.
There’s a lot to be considered and become aware of if you want to do your bit for the environment, but what if we told you that there are ways to do this, without having to put in much (or any) effort yourself? With Control4’s home automation, you will be armed with the tools and controls required to program your home to be automatically greener.
Are you wondering how your home automation system can change your life for the better, in terms of green living? Here are a few ways:
Smart Motion Sensors
When you think about motion sensors, your first thought will probably be about your security lighting. And that’s right. Why waste electricity by leaving your security lights on all night? Motion sensors can ensure that they’re only turned on and using power when motion is detected. Sensors can be used within the home as well though. While you can set your home automation system to turn the lights on and off at certain times, you can also install sensors in each room that turn on and off according to whether the room is occupied or not. Now you can save even more energy!
Turning down the lights is not only good for romantic occasions. It’s also good for saving on electricity. You probably won’t enjoy watching television under bright lighting, and maybe you want the kitchen lit for the family going in and out, without having it brightly lit. By installing and setting your dimmers to turn the lights down, you can save on the amount of energy your lighting is drawing. It’s a win-win situation.
Be Smart with Your Smart Home Automation System
Simply setting your home automation system to control the lighting and electronic devices for energy saving is one thing, but you need to work with it in order to truly have a green home. For instance, have different settings for different types of days. If all the kids are away on the weekends, or you work late on certain days, have settings to cater to those specific days. Saving an hour or two here and there on your energy consumption can really make a world of difference. You can also make use of energy-saving light bulbs.
Get Your Control4 Home Automation System Today
If you’re shopping around for a home automation system that’s affordable, compatible with many products, and reliable, Control4 is our brand of choice. You can contact us for details on the products, and for more information on stockists in your area.