It’s really a great time to be alive. We live in a day where technology has advanced so far that almost everything has a smart feature. We have discovered ways to conserve and create energy with no effort from us. From geothermal to solar and wind, we can take the natural elements around us and use them to create energy for our homes and businesses. It never ceases to amaze me, it seems like every other day someone has discovered a new way to make our lives easier and more convenient. Burley Electrical Services presents a guide to the world of smart home technology.
Smart Thermostat for Multiple Zones
In an average home, we spend more money on heating and cooling each year than we do on powering the rest of our electronics and appliances combined! Owning a smart thermostat will make your life more convenient because they learn your and your families preferred temperature settings while considering the outdoor temperature and humidity. They even link to your smart phones or devices so you can adjust the temperature from the couch or on the go. When linked to your smart phones they can even recognize when you will be arriving home and adjust to your preferred temperature in time for your arrival!
Smart Blinds vary in price greatly but luckily many of them run on Solar Energy. Smart blinds can detect direct sunlight and excessive heat and will close automatically saving your HVAC system from having to work overtime. When direct sunlight enters our homes, the temperature increases dramatically and quickly. Having smart blinds in the summer months will save you and your family money and is worth every penny you invest in them!
Smart Sprinkler Controllers
Next on my list would be a way to conserve water! Though this may not be a topic on most people’s minds here in South Florida due to the 50-60 inches of rainfall we get annually, water conservation is an important way of life these days. Any bit we can save can help save the environment tremendously. Smart Sprinkler Control Systems can cut your outdoor water expenses by up to 50%! This system is programmed to be specific to your yards watering needs based on the amount of plant life you have while utilizing weather data in your area to be as water efficient as possible, so not a drop of water is wasted!
Installation & Wiring of Smart Home Devices & More in Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
Finally, there are various other ways to make our lives more convenient and to conserve energy in places it doesn’t need to be used. Smart outlets can be installed by Burley Electrical Servicesand can give you the ability to connect them to your smart phone or device to schedule on and off times for lamps, T.V.’s, coffee pots, water heaters etc. You can skip the rewiring process all together and opt for Smart Plugs that connect directly to your regular outlets for a less fuss install. Light Occupancy Sensors can be purchased for around $10 and automatically turn on when they sense motion in the room. They will turn off when they sense outdoor light, saving energy when it is not needed. Then there’s one of our favorites, a Smart Surge Protector. Things like gaming consoles use energy even when they are not being used, a smart surge protector can safeguard against power surges or overloads while T.V.’s or consoles are not in use via apps such as Siri, Alexa, or Google home, and can even be placed on an auto scheduler to conserve energy! So, there we have it, go out and get you some new gadgets for your home! Burley Electrical Services is here to help with all your install needs as well!