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Home Automation and Efficiency
The energy consumption of a home is one of the main concerns for users’ pockets. Finding the food system that best suits the needs and uses of the home is sometimes complicated by the number of factors to take into account, in addition to the lack of knowledge of the range of rates offered to companies.
On the other hand, the digital revolution has made it possible to advance in electrical installations, so that they can guarantee the energy efficiency of the home. This dual aspect seeks, on the one hand, to reduce consumption thanks to electronic devices and household appliances that use the fair and necessary supply, that is, they do not produce losses during the transport of the product. and, on the other hand, therefore, the user experiences a considerable decrease in the money to be paid in the monthly bills.
The best solution that has been developed today to provide the user with energy efficiency at home is through the application of home automation systems, which provide intelligence to the home by automating the different devices that allow Internet connection. In other words, the new washing machines have built-in Wi-Fi so that, through the remote control, they can be monitored from a mobile phone. Thus, the user can program, turn on and turn off the functions of the device, even remotely.
In general, home automation aims to increase home security, while homeowners can control any space in the home, be it the kitchen, hallway to bedrooms, and even the surroundings of the home. Due to this ease of optimally consuming all the equipment that makes up a house, the quality of life not only of the environment is improved, but also of the environment.
Applications of home automation systems
And it is that home automation manages to drastically reduce the percentage of harmful particle emissions to create a sustainable and ecological environment on the planet thanks to a series of applications that can be managed from the smartphone at any time:
For example, to improve the heating in the house, since it represents the highest percentage of expenses in the electricity bill each month, a smart thermostat can solve the problems of high temperatures during winter periods, since it is able to automatically adjust the ideal grades. in the environment so that the body stays warm but does not exceed the limits.
The smart thermostat detects the outside temperature to match the inside temperature. Likewise, the thermal insulation of windows and doors would keep and trap heat in winter and cold air in summer. In addition, when implementing home automation, they can be programmed so that the windows open at a certain time to renew the air and take advantage of natural light.
On the other hand, motion detectors can be used to reduce electricity costs and lock doors and windows in the event of an alarm. This system is activated as soon as someone’s presence is detected. The installation then allows it to be used to turn lights in common areas, such as hallways in a house, on and off automatically. Thus, users do not worry about possible misunderstandings.
However, another of its benefits can save the house from theft and losses. Motion detectors can also be activated when users leave the house or at night so that if a possible theft or an unknown presence is detected, the doors and windows that prevent entry are blocked from the attacker, as well as automatically call services emergency, thanks to systems such as telecare.
And don’t forget about smart appliances and electrical appliances. It is true that, in the first instance, smart televisions were the boom for this type of product. However, as we mentioned at the beginning, smart appliances, whose consumption can be up to 70% less than traditional ones, have become the kings of home automation. But not only for its savings, but also for the associated comfort.
Renewable energy and home automation
As we have seen, home automation manages to increase the energy efficiency of a home, being able to reduce home consumption by between 25% and 40% compared to traditional homes.
If we add the use of renewable energy to this reduction in consumption, we can have homes with zero emissions. However, home automation and renewable energy are not independent aspects that can be linked, but there are smart renewable energy systems, such as solar panels.
This type of system allows solar energy systems to be much more efficient. For example, they are capable of collecting information from outside, such as the weather forecast, in order to adapt their operation to what is going to happen. They are also capable of alerting the user to possible technical problems, before they become serious.