A smart home is an efficient home. If you are equal parts tech savvy and energy conscious, there are several products available that will have you feeling like your birthday has come early. Here are three of our favorite energy-smart products:
The Nest isn’t called a learning thermostat for nothing! You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the future when you notice your Nest at work. (It will definitely be noticing you.) It monitors your daily actions to determine and set the most energy-efficient temperature schedules for your home.
Do you leave for work at 8 every Monday through Friday? Using motion sensors, the Nest will remember when your home is empty and set the temperature to maximum efficiency.
Do you get home at 5:30 every Monday through Friday? The Nest will start cooling or heating your home to a comfortable and efficient temperature while you drive home.
After time, you won’t have to set your thermostat at all. The Nest knows your favorite temperatures, the most efficient temperatures, and will help you find comfort for a lower price.
Find a local Nest certified professional to install a Nest Learning Thermostat in your home today!
Belkin WeMo Switch
You can turn your chosen appliances on and off from anywhere with your smart phone. This is perfect for curling irons, space heaters and other electronics that you don’t want to accidentally leave on.
The WeMo switch plugs right into existing outlets. You can buy as many as you want to control your energy usage and can even put your electronics on a schedule.
Turn your space heater on five minutes before you have to shower. Have your fan turn on ten minutes before you get home. The possibilities are limited to your scheduling imagination!
P3 International P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor
With this device you can discover which devices in your home are draining the most energy.
Is that old refrigerator costing you $50 or more a month? What about your desktop computer, television or floor fan that you leave plugged in? You can discover which items should be replaced or closely monitored for energy savings.
Saving energy is easy when you know which products in your home are energy vampires.
For more energy-saving tips and all of your HVAC services in San Antonio, call Champion AC today!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.