Three Home IoT Devices That Reduce Your Energy Costs
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an amazing manufacturing trend that is bringing responsiveness and connectivity to every aspect of both personal and business life. With each month, more useful IoT devices become available, ranging from self-watering house plants to factory equipment sensors and everything in between. Among the hundreds of highly specialized devices, one thing almost all IoT devices have in common is energy efficiency. By turning themselves on and off based on sensors and your mobile commands, you can fine-tune your energy usage and seriously cut down on the hours of unnecessary burn. Here are there great energy saving devices that will make your life easier and permanently bring down your power bill.
1. Responsive Lights
When your lights are equipped with IoT intelligence and control, light switches will become practically obsolete. Instead, you'll be able to control the lighting of your entire home with a simple tap on your smartphone. With this kind of arrangement, you never have to leave a light burning when you're not using it. Forgot to turn off the lights on your way to work? No problem, a simple interaction with the lights app will eliminate hours of unnecessary illumination. Even the night-time hall light can be turned off while you sleep because the switch is beside your bed. Lighting your way to a midnight snack is simpler than checking your text messages.
Some models of smart lights are equipped with responsive sensors that can detect where you are in the house and only light those areas. How often do you remember to turn off the living room light when you head to the kitchen? Now you don't have to and those minutes of being powered-down will start to build up as real savings on energy.
2. Smart Thermostat
Heating or cooling your home, especially in the winter and summer, takes a lot of energy and unlike lights, it's hard to remember when the thermostat is on because there's not a lot of visual indication. To top it off, it may be costly to leave your thermostat on while you're at work all day, but do you really want to come home to an oven or ice box? Most people try to compromise by turning their air system mostly down, but now you don't have to! With a smart thermostat, all you have to do is tell it to prepare the house when you're leaving from work and it will be nice and comfy when you arrive without having spent all day wasting energy. This control is also useful for contacting home to switch the thermostat off if a brief errand turns into an all-day outing.
3. Power Consumption Sensors
Have you ever wondered what exactly uses up power and adds to your home electric bill? While you may be aware that every appliance has its own energy consumption, with IoT smart-sensors, now you can know for sure! These advanced sensors can tell you exactly how much power your appliances use and you can even turn your normal appliances on and off using the handy app, potentially transforming your entire home into an interactive, mobile-responsive environment. With this new kind of IoT control, the ability to fine-tune your energy consumption is at the tips of your fingers.
The Internet of Things is bringing responsiveness, convenience, and energy efficiency to homes across the world. By integrating your home with these mobile-app controlled devices, you can kick back and relax in the knowledge that you are saving money, conserving power, and making your life easier in one awesomely high-tech decision. Welcome to the future of luxurious efficiency with IoT.
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