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Save energy with the smart home
May 1, 2022, 7:24 PM
Smart devices are becoming more and more common in our four walls. In this way they help save energy. With a complete smart home system, every corner of the digital home can be controlled, also in terms of energy consumption.
Anyone who owns an intelligently networked Smart Home automatically saves energy. From the heating thermostat to the light and its control to end devices such as washing machines or dishwashers: building a smart home not only makes the home more comfortable, but also saves money. These are the most popular ways to save energy.
Prepare the analog home
Before you start trading in your old devices for smart alternatives, it’s worth identifying the biggest energy consumers. Adapter plugs that measure power consumption in active and standby mode help. Anyone who buys smart plug adapters right away can program them so that the coffee machine, for example, only gets electricity in the morning.
The digital association Bitkom recently announced that more and more people in Germany are using smart plugs and adapter plugs. According to a representative survey, 31% of Germans use radio-controlled or WLAN sockets to disconnect devices from the power supply when not in use, and the trend is increasing.
Potential savings everywhere
Electricity, water, heating: there are now smart solutions for every corner of your four walls: shower heads equipped with motion sensors regulate the flow and pressure of the water and provide real-time information on the amount of water currently flowing through through the hose; smart thermostats can also be controlled remotely via an app and reduce heating costs; and the light will turn off by itself when no one is in the room.
In order to use all of this as efficiently as possible, smart home owners network their devices with a control center, usually a voice control like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Nest Hub. Manufacturers such as Siemens or Bosch offer suitable home appliances such as ovens, dishwashers or washing machines that are compatible with the technology and can be integrated into the smart home system. If you can, you should also think about installing a general switch: anyone who presses it when leaving the apartment or house disconnects all non-essential devices from the power supply.
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