Use Smart Home Technology to Save Energy

As smart home technology becomes more affordable, installing such devices becomes a practical and easy way to save time, energy and money. And on top of these perks, many are fun to use and can add a cool, techy-vibe to your home.

Here’s a primer on some smart home devices that can help save energy and move your home into the future at the same time.

Home energy monitors. Devices like CURB are a great way to tackle your home energy bill head on. With real-time data on energy use in your home, you can spot problem areas and pinpoint your solution.

Wifi connected electrical outlets. Turn virtually any plug-in appliance into a remote-operated smart device. That way, you can turn off appliances with your phone when you leave and turn on when you’re headed home.

Outdoor modules. Let’s not forget the outside! There are modules designed to help you conserve energy and maintain the exterior of your home with remote access too. Check out the variety of outdoor smart outlets to find one that fits your personal needs.

Smart strip surge protectors. When turned off, these handy surge protectors power off connected devices so they don’t continue sucking energy when not in use.

Water leak sensors. Water leak sensors are an affordable way to stay on top of wasted water and stop leaks before a flood. Put them anywhere water could pose a problem and breathe easier.

Smart thermostats. Let your thermostat learn your schedule and adjust the temperature throughout the house. A smart thermostat can even anticipate your comfort needs based on the forecast.

Smart lights. There are a wide variety of ways to pair smart tech with your lights. From easily programmable lights that make it look like you’re home when you’re not, to more involved, voice-command systems that adjust to suit the mood or time of day.

Virtual assistants. Using virtual assistants, like Alexa, can make your life a little easier when doing tasks around the house. They also do a lot to help you lower your energy use — like turning off lights and adjusting the temperature. The technology is evolving every day, giving you convenience that eliminates excuses.

Automatic irrigation systems. Imagine having the best lawn in the neighborhood and not having to fuss over it. Smart outdoor sprinklers run based on local weather conditions to give your lawn exactly the right amount of love.

Frontpoint Home Security System. For real convenience, Frontpoint pulls several different smart home features together and rolls them into a home security system. At American Family Insurance, we love the way this technology helps you protect what matters most, so we’ve partnered together to offer you a special offer on a Frontpoint system that’ll make your home safer and smarter.

Smart home technology is a great investment for your home! Imagine having convenience and peace of mind on top of the savings that come from an energy efficient home. It’s a real win-win investment that pays for itself!


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