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How Smart Homes Help Save the Planet

The Earth needs your help! We all have to do our part to conserve natural resources, preserve the ozone layer, and slow climate change. It’s part of keeping the planet in good shape for generations to come.

If you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint, one way to start is by reducing energy use. That’s where your smart home really steps up to the plate. New technology is constantly being launched to control energy use in both new and existing homes. And you’ll be pleased to learn how affordable smart home technology is now—and how ecological.

Automated Heating and Cooling Reduce Waste

Smart home technology saves energy by turning off systems when you don’t need them. Running the air conditioning all day is costly in kilowatts and dollars, but no one wants to come home to a stifling hot house. Smart homes turn on the AC before you get home so it’s nice and cool when you arrive. And they turn off the air when you’re at work all day. If you change your schedule, let your smart home know via smartphone apps.

Turn the Lights Off—Your Smart Home Will Turn Them On

If you leave the lights on all day so you can find your way to the door at night, you will welcome your smart home’s help. Connected technology allows you to turn your lights off and on a schedule or manually on your smart phone. Motion-detector technology turns on lights to deter burglars when you’re not home, too, all while reducing energy use and saving the planet.

Regulate Temperatures in Zones

Not every room needs to be as warm or cool as the room you’re using. Warm up the living room while you watch TV on a winter night; cool off the bedrooms before retiring in summer, all at your fingertips. This project may require new systems or ductwork, so if you’re looking at replacing heating and cooling in your existing home, think zones.

Detect Leaks in Your Systems

Small leaks are easy to overlook and use up energy resources quickly. Your smart home uses sensors to find leaks and isolate them. That way you can repair them before they waste energy or damage your home.

Forget about Forgetting to Shut Appliances Off

You can turn appliances off and on remotely for energy savings and convenience. Run the dishwasher at night when rates are low, or turn off the water heater all day when no one is home. You don’t have to remember or fuss with it each night—your smart home technology does the remembering for you.

See the Difference in Your Utility Bill

A terrific bonus to saving energy to save the planet is the savings you will see in your bank account. These small changes really add up!

Connected Home is your source for home automation products and installation. To find out more about how you can save energy—and the Earth—request a quote, visit our Leland showroom or call Connected Home today at (910) 317-0876.

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