Energy efficiency is more important today amidst rising energy prices and climate change. One simple way to cut your energy bills is by making your home smarter with smart climate control and lighting systems. These systems surpass simple smart thermostats or energy-efficient lightbulbs to put even more control in your hands to maximize your home’s comfort and energy savings.
Most people have HVAC systems in their homes, especially in Southern California, where temperatures can quickly rise in the summer in inland areas. The easiest way to cut costs on cooling your home is by raising your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours daily or lowering it an equal amount in the winter. Doing so can save you up to 10% on cooling costs.
While this option is straightforward, it doesn’t work for people who may have someone inside the home throughout the day, work from home, or have night shifts when such changes may not impact their cooling bills. Any changes to your schedule may result in lackluster savings on your energy bills.
Smart climate control systems put control over your home’s thermostat into the palm of your hand through controls on a smartphone app. With these controls, you can achieve the proper heating and cooling to maximize money savings even when you’re away from home.
If you have an unpredictable schedule, a programmable thermostat won’t help you to keep your home comfortable. You need the flexibility of a smart climate control system to make your home comfortable when you’re home and cut energy use when you are out.
Smart lighting systems don’t rely on you to be in a room to flip a switch. You can turn your home’s interior lights on from your office to make the home appear occupied, increasing security. Additionally, smart lighting systems allow you to program mood lighting options to quickly adjust light levels at the touch of a button. You can go from bright task lighting for working from home to subtle lighting for a quiet meal or background lighting to make watching TV more comfortable.
You don’t need to go far if you want to have the best brands in smart climate control and lighting systems installed in your home. At Experience Audio Video Inc., we are a Crestron dealer, which means that you can enjoy the convenience of Crestron Home to control your lights and temperature. We also offer Control4 products for smart home operations. Let us help you to make your home as comfortable and efficient as possible. Contact us now to start on making your home’s heating, cooling, and lighting smarter.