Utilizing Smart Home Technologies to Save Time and Money

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Utilizing Smart Home Technologies to Save Time and Money

Technology today is amazing. There seems to be no end to the development of new technologies that you can use, whether they are for your home, your car, your work or your phone. The great thing about the ever-changing landscape of technology, is that people are constantly coming up with ways to save energy. And what is more, they are developing it into gadgets that all of us can have in our own homes. If you are looking for some cool gadgets that will save you time and money in your home, here are the top seven.

 

Automated Light Switches

These are surprisingly easy to install yourself. They are used instead of light switches, and they detect motion. What this means is that they can sense when someone enters the room, and turn off automatically after some time with no movement. This is perfect to solve the problem of that one person in your house who always leaves the light on.

 

Remote Light Switches

An alternative to motion sensitive light switches is to get remote-controlled lights. There are a lot of ways that you can install such lights. They allow you to turn off lights remotely from other rooms in your house, or even when you have gone out for the evening.

 

Remote Thermostat

The same idea as the light switches, this is perhaps an even more useful gadget that lets you adjust the temperature of your house without even leaving your chair. This is another great way to save you money, as you could turn off heat or air conditioning that is accidentally left running.

 

Motion-Activated Outlet Sensor

Most people don’t even know that these exist, but imagine if you could control devices that are plugged into outlets, more easily than you can a light? In actual fact, you can! These nifty gadgets let you control things like lamps or fans, with just a wave of a hand.

 

Solar Power

Solar power is one of the best ways to save energy, and therefore money. Even if you do not install solar panels on your house, you can use solar power for tons of other devices.

 

Energy Monitor

A climate control energy monitor is a great way to track your energy usage, and limit your energy bills by cutting costs wherever possible. You can also buy monitors that can switch off your electronics to save energy. It is a must-have feature of any energy-conscious home.


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