Can Home Automation Make You More Energy Efficient?

Energy efficient automation

Home automation is becoming more common in the family home, and it is quickly becoming the answer to an energy efficient home.

We’ve previously written articles about how home automation can help make life a little easier, but being in control at all times goes a lot farther than convenience and security.

Global warming, and our effects on the environment has been well-documented on the news for many years now, and advances in technology now allows us to have more control over your individual carbon footprint than ever with home automation.

We’re also seeing rising living costs, meaning everyone is looking to save a bit of money, and implementing home automation is a great way to reduce utility costs.

Here are some simple ways you can become more energy efficient with home automation:

Climate Control

Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, allowing you to control the temperature in your home from your smart device.

Whilst products such as the Nest Learning Thermostat is a stand-alone product operating in the Google Home Assistant world, implementing Control4 will add an extra layer of sophistication allowing you to link any smart learning thermostat to other automated technologies you may want to install in your home.

Applying learning thermostats alone can save you huge amounts of energy and costs, and if partnered with other home automation technologies, the savings can be much higher.

According to uSwitch, smart thermostats typically save users an average of 31% on their heating costs.

Lighting Control

With Control4 home automation, your home will be able to learn your routines and lifestyle, so you’ll never arrive at your home when it’s cold and dark.

Automated lighting can also work whilst you’re at home, as well as on the move. If you’ve climbed into bed, only to realise you’ve left a light on downstairs, then with a simple push of a button, you’ll be able to ensure you’re not wasting energy. Lighting remains one of the biggest opportunities for you to influence the ambience of your home, whilst remaining energy efficient.

You can explore the capabilities of Control4 lighting control here.

Will Home Automation Save Me Money?

Home automation is designed to be energy efficient and save money in the long run.

Whilst it has a larger initial investment, you’re likely to save that amount over a period of time. The time is different for everyone, depending on settings and habits set up in your Control4 settings, and you’ll enjoy ultimate peace of mind when you can control your home at the touch of a button.

Home automation is a great solution for anyone looking to save money or make contributions to saving the environment.

If you’re interested in what home automation solutions are available to you, click here to fill in a contact form, or call 0800 622 6884.