How can a smart home also be efficient?
Smart homes are now becoming more and more popular. Prices have dropped on multiple devices that allow the average home buyer to simply make their home ‘smart’. When it comes to efficiency, almost everyone wants to either save money, or energy; smart homes can help you with that. Now with a few home automation devices and technology, you can simply make a complicated problem, simple. If you’re spending too much money on heat and your air conditioning, then you can simply make your smart thermostat turn on at a specified time, certain degrees, and even create schedules. That being said, you can create a system around your living conditions that will be efficient and save you a lot of money, as well as energy. As if that wasn’t enough money and energy saving, there’s many more things out there that could save you money: lights, irrigation systems, sensors, and more.
You can turn lights on upon a motion detector detecting motion. So if you walk in your kitchen, the motion detector will sense that, and turn the light on. Then you can set it to turn off when no motion is detected. So once you leave the room, and no motion is detected, it will shut itself off. This ensures that the lights won’t be left on, and especially for long periods of time. Just as HVAC systems, you can also setup schedules with lights too.
Another big thing people spend money on, is their irrigation systems. Not only that, but the water it uses after they’ve purchased the setups as well! You can now program schedules to help you save money and water. Nimbus does a great job of doing this. You can control the day of the week, time, month, and how long you want your system to run for. So if you know that your backyard needs five minutes more than your front, then you can program it through Nimbus, and let the system do the hard work. Now you won’t have to worry about how much water you’re using when you run to the store.