Smart technology has revolutionised the way we live in our homes. From controlling the temperature to monitoring energy usage, there are countless ways to make your home run more efficiently with the help of smart technology. Running more efficiently could save you money on your energy bills, something that is incredibly useful in the current economic times. Here are a few changes you can make to your home to save energy and money:
Installing a smart thermostat is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. These thermostats can be controlled remotely using a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home even when you’re away. This means you can lower the temperature when you’re not at home, saving energy and money on your heating and cooling bills.
Smart lighting systems allow you to control the lights in your home using your smartphone or voice commands. This means you can turn lights on and off remotely, set timers, and even set scenes that adjust the lighting to match your mood or activity. By only lighting the rooms you’re using, you can save energy and money on your electricity bills.
Smart plugs are a simple and affordable way to add smart technology to your home. These devices allow you to control any device that plugs into an outlet, such as lamps or appliances, using your smartphone or voice commands. This means you can turn off devices that are not in use, saving energy and money on your electricity bills. According to GreenMatch, by unplugging your devices from the wall sockets, you could save around £50-£86 a year.
Smart water sensor
Smart water sensors can detect leaks and alert you to potential issues, such as a running toilet or a leaky faucet before they become major problems. This can help you avoid costly repairs and water damage, as well as conserve water.
Smart security camera
Smart security cameras can be used to monitor your home when you’re away, and can alert you to any suspicious activity. They can also be used to keep an eye on your kids or pets, and can even be used to monitor your energy usage.
By making these changes to your home, you can save energy, money, and increase your home’s security. With the help of smart technology, you can easily control and monitor your home from anywhere, making it a more efficient place to live.
To read more about making changes that are environmentally friendly and support sustainable living, read our article on ways to be more environmentally sustainable in your home.
You can also read more about National Housing Group’s Green Homes Initiative here.
We work closely with our team of architects to make our properties as energy-efficient as possible. Our construction focus is on efficiency and sustainability and all our products are hard-wearing. Our Green Homes Initiative will remain a core theme for all National Housing Group developments.