Increase Savings with Smart Homes


Wondering why your electricity bill is always so high? We all feel helpless when this happens, almost as if it is out of our control and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Well, we are here to tell you that it is just not true. With the growth of Smart home technology, it is getting easier and easier to track your energy usage and keep a track of your expenses. To understand how smart home technology reduces your electricity bill, you must first realise what in your current home set up is causing you to consume this enormous amount of electricity.

Modern Homes are designed for comfort; however, this comes at a price. The usage of Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Chargers, and Water Heaters makes Household energy one of the largest contributors of energy consumption.

According to a report from Visual Capitalist in 2016, here is what uses the most energy in your house:

  1. Cooling and heating: 47% of energy use
  1. Water heater: 14% of energy use
  1. Washer and dryer: 13% of energy use
  1. Lighting: 12% of energy use
  1. Refrigerator: 4% of energy use
  1. Electric oven: 3-4% of energy use
  1. TV, DVD, cable box: 3% of energy use
  1. Dishwasher: 2% of energy use
  1. Computer: 1% of energy use

Over and above this, you also have to take into account the “Vampire Draw”, that refers to the electricity which is consumed by our appliances even when they are on standby be it a TV, Washing Machine or Gaming Consoles.

This is a problem that everyone has been facing for years now, and that is the knowledge gap that Smart Home Technology bridges with the following devices:

  1. Smart Thermostat

As you must have noticed, the heating and cooling system of your house constitutes to almost half your energy consumption. This is where a Smart Thermostat will come to your rescue, by giving you precise control of the temperature of your home. By doing this it brings your electricity bill down by 10% to 25%. These devices learn your habits and stop you from needlessly heating or cooling unused spaces.  To save the most money, combine your smart thermostat with climate controlling efforts like better insulation, checking the seals on windows and doors and dressing in warmer clothing in the winter.

  1. Energy Monitor

This is the most important Smart Home device one must invest in. It will help you monitor the energy consumption of all your smart devices and give you a detailed report of your consumption habits. The first step to adopting a better lifestyle is to understand what you are currently doing wrong. A smart home monitor is a device that will provide the reality check you need.

  1. Smart Switches & Smart Bulbs

We all have returned home to a running fan, bathroom lights on, and every now and then we have also left the geyser, or the air conditioner switched on. This drains energy and costs us a fortune in the long run. Due to our busy lives, its not only hard to remember to manually switch off everything, but it is also mentally draining because it stresses you out when no one’s at home. This is where Smart Switches paved its path to make your lives easier. Not only can you program it to track your behaviour to reduce energy usage but also lets you manually monitor your devices remotely.

Like Smart Switches, Smart Bulbs also track your behaviour to consume less energy as well as program your lights to be used optimally according to your daily routine. They also give your home one of the most unique features – Customization. You can dim the lights down for your special date, brighten up your home for guests, optimize the settings when you are reading, as well as shut off all lights when its bedtime.  

Now that you are more aware of your energy consumption and the devices out there to save your day, it’s just a matter of when you make the switch to a Smart Home.