Imagine a home that anticipates your needs, automatically adjusts for your comfort, and is optimized for safety. Smart homes aren’t something you need to imagine—they’re here. These technologically advanced abodes offer several advantages, but there are three that stand apart from the rest.
✓ Energy Efficiency
We’re Washington Energy Services—you know we have to talk about energy efficiency! Smart home technology allows products and appliances to operate using the lowest amount of energy possible.
The Bryant Housewise™ Wi-Fi® Thermostat is a great example, as it completely manages and assesses your home’s heating and cooling settings to operate at the highest level of comfort and efficiency. The Rheem EcoNet™ system takes it one step further by throwing water heating into the mix. Instead of heating and reheating water that you don’t need, you can simply adjust your water heater’s operation and temperature based on usage. For instance, you can schedule it to turn off during a vacation or lower the water temperature during the summer.
We don’t need to remind you that our smartphones are our portal to… well, pretty much everything. And now, they can act as the remote control to your home. Set your thermostat from the road to return to a cozy warm house, turn your lights on and off from another room, and crank up the volume on your latest Netflix obsession without leaving the couch.
Several systems also feature a sleek system hub to access on your wall, such as the Nest Thermostat or the Bryant Evolution® Connex™ system. No matter where you are, your home’s comfort and operation are at your fingertips.
✓ Cost Effectiveness
The total control of your home’s comfort, appliances, and electronics combined with the overarching energy efficiency of smart systems equate to cost savings. In fact, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners that employ smart home technology for thermostat control can save ten to thirty percent on their energy bill. If you take a look at your yearly energy bill and multiply that over two, five, or even ten years, the savings become staggering.
There are so many awesome products that contribute to a smart home—stay tuned to our next blog post where we’ll dive deeper into smart home products and their futuristic features.