The UK has seen a massive increase in its energy bills which are still set to rise throughout the year. When every penny counts, nobody can afford to waste electricity.
Smart technology could not only make your life easier but also ensure that your electricity is being used efficiently. Domestic and commercial electricians are installing more and more of these gadgets every day. Find out which of these products might make a positive impact on your energy bills.
Smart Technology That Could Reduce Your Energy Bills
Smart meters are probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about smart technology in the home. They provide accurate readings that are sent directly to your energy company through the internet. This provides you with more accurate bills and the ability to monitor your energy usage in real time and adjust your electricity use accordingly.
A smart thermostat is about as straightforward to set up as a regular thermostat is. You’ll easily be able to program it to your schedule so that energy isn’t being used when it’s not needed. Much like your smart meter, the smart thermostat uses your wireless connection. This means that you’ll be able to adjust the temperature of your home with your smartphone.
The term ‘virtual assistant’ may sound a bit fancy, but really it just refers to products such as the Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit. These systems are voice-activated and can connect to a number of technologies throughout the home. With smart lightbulbs, for example, you can ask your virtual assistant to turn all the lights out in your home without having to lift a finger. You’ll never accidentally leave the kitchen light on all night again!
If you’re able to make an investment in solar panels, you’ll quickly reap the rewards. You’ll be saving on your electric bills immediately by generating your own clean energy. Solar panels aren’t strictly considered to be smart technology alone, but some smart meter providers can connect your solar panels to their system. With this connection, you can see exactly how much energy you’re producing and how much money you’re saving.
This new innovation is a government-funded scheme to make measuring the energy performance of your home that much easier. Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER) combines smart meter data and data gathered through its own infrastructure to calculate how your home is performing. Imagine how much you’ll save on your bills when you know exactly how efficient your home is!
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Automating your home doesn’t have to be complicated. An experienced electrician can help you make sure that all your smart technology devices are compatible and working as they should be. While some gadgets can be set up yourself, other, more complicated installations require a professional hand. Handling electrical wiring without knowing what you are doing could be dangerous, both for yourself and for your home.
We design and install a range of smart technologies in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. If any of the systems mentioned above have taken your fancy, why not give us a call for a free quote? We can get your new smart home up and running quickly, so you’ll be saving money on your energy bills in no time.