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Energy Management

Purchasing a home automation system may feel more like a luxury than a necessity, but automating your home will actually save you money and help you manage your energy use more efficiently. By automatically controlling lights, thermostats and other energy sapping devices, your utility bills will begin to shrink.

Lighting Control

A lighting control system can reduce your utility bill up to 40%. Save energy by automatically turning lights on and off based on the time of day and seasons. Install motion sensors in places like bathrooms and playrooms to trigger lights only when needed and turn them off when people leave the room. Ambient light sensors can automatically adjust lighting levels so that you never use more light than you need. Dimming lights by just 25% reduces electricity consumption by 20% and quadruples the life of your light bulbs as an added bonus.

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Climate Control

Heating and cooling accounts for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. Utilizing a programmable thermostat allows you to automatically adjust settings based on the weather conditions. You can program it to set back 10-15 degrees when you’re not home and set it to turn up just before you return.

Shade Control

Installing automated shades in your home or business can result in an energy savings of up to 30%. Heat from uncontrolled sunlight is a major burden on air conditioning. Motorized window coverings allow you to program when shades open and close based on your heating and cooling needs. Shades can be set to automatically lower when the sun is at its strongest, and you can even program your zip code to automatically load sunrise and sunset times. Shades insulate your window from heat in the summer and cold in the winter.

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Solar Energy Power

Solar energy panels harness the energy of the California sun and put it to work for you. A solar PV system can drastically reduce, sometimes even eliminate, the amount of electricity you have to purchase from your electric service provider to power your home or business, in addition to saving you money on your electricity and gas bills. As an added advantage, a solar energy system offers fixed energy costs as well. Take advantage of California’s rebates and incentive programs while they last.

 

Contact us to learn more about the advantages of energy management technology. We can build an affordable solution customized to your lifestyle. Isn’t it time you started living smart?