Environmental Protection

Conserve Energy at Home with Technology

Using smart technology to automate our technology devices at home could help reduce energy use and utility bills.

Technology is getting easier to use and install with plug-and-play and wireless capabilities, and that’s why most houses could be using smart technology to help reduce their energy bills. Smart systems allow automation and remote control use of a variety of different devices. People can use their smart phones to turn their cars off and on, so now it’s possible to bring that kind of capability to the home.

Heating and cooling thermostats, lights, appliances, electronics, and even some window shades can all be controlled by smart technology. By using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, it’s possible to turn the heat down in a house if no one will be there for a few hours or days, or check to see if any lights or appliances were accidentally left on. If people want to have an electronic device turned on before they get home, it’s possible to do that too.

The option to control the electronic devices in homes from anywhere remotely can help people save on energy bills because they have the abilities to change any programming on devices if they are running a little late or have to leave town unexpectedly. Saving energy, even in the smallest amounts, can add up to some savings on monthly utility bills.

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