Smart Home: save energy and save money

 

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Technical innovations and clever electrical appliances not only provide a whole new kind of comfort, the little helpers among them save the consumer money. Especially when nobody is at home, so-called smart home solutions ensure that energy is not wasted unnecessarily. How that works is explained by Verivox.

Smart thermostats save up to 30% on heating

 Smart thermostats save up to 30% on heating

On cool days and in winter, everyone is happy when it is nice and warm at home. Exactly in this time, however, some people consume unnecessary energy, if the radiators in the house or apartment when leaving the house are not optimally regulated or may be issued during the day. Especially the turning on and off of radiators ensures a high consumption, because completely cooled rooms have to be reheated. Running the heater at the same temperature is also not recommended, as it consumes more energy than needed.

Radiator thermostats, which can be adjusted and controlled by radio, solve this problem. Easily interchangeable with the mechanical governors, they open or close the heater at the desired time. For each individual radiator, it is possible to program exactly when and how much this should be heated. Because this means that less heat is used for almost half of the day, an intelligent heating control can save up to 30% of the previous heating costs over the year.

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LED lamps: saving electricity is only an advantage

 LED lamps: saving electricity is only an advantage

There is also great potential for savings in lighting. While some consumers are cautious about the new LED technology, others are already saving. Because LED lights require less than 20% of the energy of a conventional light bulb, but also have ten times longer life. Even energy-saving lamps hardly keep up with it.

But coupled with smart home technology, LED lamps are not just time efficient and efficient. A lighting with radio link even registers when someone is in the room and turns off otherwise. Electricity is only consumed when it is really necessary. Also, the uncertainty of possibly having the lights on is a thing of the past. With your own smartphone, all lights can be controlled at home and switched off by smart lighting control on the go.

Turn off the power when nobody needs it

 Turn off the power when nobody needs it

Even if the TV, HIFI system, computer, coffee maker, tumble dryer, and other devices are not being used, they still consume power in standby mode. In this condition, every single 6-15 watt electrical appliance does not seem to need a lot of energy, but when taken together and looked at over a year, there is a significant consumption of more than 100 euros.

A small adapter helps. Switched between the socket and the electrical appliance or distribution plug, this not only measures the exact power consumption, it can also be programmed via the radio and switched on or off. Unused devices can be easily disconnected from the mains at any time. Since this does not harm electrical appliances with standby option, the consumer can be happy about the savings.

Smart Home offers a wide range of other options

 Smart Home offers a wide range of other options

Whether during showering, the water pressure adapts to the movement or tells windows that they are open, intelligent technology combines comfort and efficiency with savings. Smart home also offers various solutions for home security, entertainment in all rooms or for a nice ambience in the garden.

Our guides will inform you about exciting innovations and useful applications. The Verivox Smart Home Comparison provides an overview of interesting offers and recommended manufacturers.