Who knows whether all the talk about bringing electricity prices down and offering consumers more choice is for real or whether they’re just empty promises, but one thing is certain. Our wallets will soon be empty if we don’t make a plan ourselves to mitigate the ever-increasing cost of power.
Luckily, there are several ‘smart’ things that households can do that will save them hundreds of dollars on power bills each year.
Smart devices are all about using less energy and making our lives easier too. Reduced energy consumption is also good for the planet – so the benefits of making some smart changes reach far and wide!
One of the simplest and easiest way to knock down your power bill is to replace your old-style light bulbs with LED ones. Yes, these cost more to install but when you consider that they last an incredibly long time and are way more energy efficient than their incandescent counterparts, it’s a no-brainer. Consider this. An old-fashioned 60-watt bulb lasts around 1 000 hours if you’re lucky whereas a 60-watt LED equivalent will use up to 80% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer.
But don’t stop at replacement. You should check out what a smart lighting solution in your home or office can do for your energy consumption and also your lifestyle.
Imagine not having lights left on during the day, wasting power unnecessarily. Imagine a system that turns off the lights when you leave the room. And turns them on again when someone enters. A smart system can turn your lights on and off automatically, dim certain areas of your home, even create colour schemes and different moods. You can operate our lights remotely from your phone or any other digital device – it’s literally putting the power in your hands.
Heating and cooling costs account for a huge slice of your energy bill, so installing a smart thermostat to operate your heating and air-conditioning systems around the home or office makes so much sense.
These energy-saving devices can be programmed to regulate the temperature in your spaces, providing a comfortable and inviting environment all year round without unnecessary energy wastage.
Smart security systems
Many of today’s security systems are much more than just a home alarm or access control system. A smart security system puts control of your security at your fingertips and you can lock and unlock doors remotely, turn on lights, keep an eye on your doors and windows through integrated CCTV cameras and be sent alerts when the system picks up any potential threats.
How does a smart security system save on your power bill? Well, lights can be synced to the system so that they only come on when they sense motion – which means you don’t need to have power hungry security lighting on all night. Plus, a smart security system can be integrated to all your home’s other features like temperature control and lighting to streamline and optimise energy use.
Energy management systems
By installing a smart meter, you can monitor your energy consumption and get a clear picture of how your household uses power – and when. Depending on the system, you can see what devices chew up the most energy, work out which devices are in use when you reach peak usage and learn about off-peak power times.
Once people see the details of their energy use in real time when they install an energy management dashboard, they get a good idea of where and how they can make adjustments to their lifestyles and change the way they operate their electrical appliances.
From smart fridges and robotic vacuum cleaners to automated lighting and music systems, there are plenty of energy-conserving gadgets on the market which are changing the way we live our lives.
Integrating all of these devices enables people to monitor and control their homes remotely, and because they can make decisions based on real-time information, they can make better choices when it comes to how and when they use their appliances and how they manage their energy consumption.
Smart technology can result in considerably reduced power bills – and although the concept may sound a bit futuristic to some people, it’s surprisingly simple and easy to use. Security, safety, energy efficiency and convenience are all possible from one smart system.
If you’re interested in reducing your power bill and benefiting from smart solutions for seamless homes, have a look what Crown Security can do for you. They’ve been in the business of home security in Perth for decades and have remained at the forefront of technological innovation to bring their customers the very latest in integrated security and lifestyle solutions.
For more information on smart security systems in Perth or to have a chat with an experienced industry professional about integrated technology in your home or office, get in touch with Crown Security on 08 9400 6000
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