Smart homes have taken the housing market by storm. All over the United States, homeowners and home builders are intrigued by the idea of automated lighting, customized temperature settings, innovative appliances, and cloud-controlled entertainment systems. But smart homes don’t just offer unique comforts and innovative technical features. In essence, most of the smart technology found in today’s homes is also ecologically friendly, making smart homes a popular choice for eco-conscious home buyers.
From a home renovation standpoint, smart technology’s ability to conserve energy and promote environmental and economic sustainability is why so many people are considering adding smart technology to their homes.
Smart Technology Reduces Energy Usage
One reason smart homes have become so popular is that homes outfitted with smart energy technology use less energy than homes with traditional furnaces.
According to the Energy Information Administration, homes with smart energy technology installed save on average up to $2,000 per year on energy bills when compared to homes that are outfitted with older heating systems.
Homeowners who want to make their living spaces more ecologically sustainable should install a smart thermostat in their home. Smart thermostats can be programmed to fit in with your daily routine, meaning that you set different temperatures for during the day and for overnight.
Just as importantly, you can customize a smart thermostat to keep the temperature of your home lower when you are not at home, which costs you less money and uses less energy overall.
Investing in Smart Lights Mitigates Forgetfulness
Although it seems minor, leaving the lights on when you aren’t home adds up. Instead of accidentally leaving your lights on while you’re sleeping (or when you leave for work), install smart lighting in your home that is programmed on a timer to turn off at certain times of day. If you’re a more hands-on person, there are also smart lighting systems that can be controlled via a smartphone app.
Either way, keeping the lights off with smart technology is an excellent way to make your smart home more sustainable.
Saving Water Helps Save the Planet
A study conducted by the USGS Water Census suggests that if all American households outfitted their homes with water-saving technology, water use within the country would decrease by approximately 30%. This equates to about 5.4 billion gallons of water per day.
Home renovation experts recommend installing water-saving faucets, showerheads, and toilets in your home if you want to save both money and water.
If you’re interested in updating your home with smart technology, morConnect can help! Contact them for more information about creating the safe, comfortable, and secure home of your dreams.
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