Home automation enhances your life in a myriad of ways. You can simplify your daily tasks, increase home security, and boost your entertaining power. In the midst of endless possibilities, you might be overlooking one of the most rewarding advantages of home automation: improved energy efficiency.
Integrated home automation systems help you harness natural energy and light, while reducing the burden on your home, marine, or commercial energy systems. This results in lower cost and improved energy efficiency. Luckily, you do not have to compromise your style or functionality to receive these perks.
There are several key systems that can help you increase your energy efficiency. While you can choose to implement one or two of these methods, they also work in perfect harmony as one complete system. It is relatively easy to apply your home automation towards improved energy efficiency. These automations give you complete control over the systems in your home. From monitoring your energy usage and activity to making adjustments remotely – you are in charge.
Automated Window Coverings
Depending on the orientation of your home, you can implement a system for your blinds and shades to take advantage of natural light. West-facing windows will flood your living space with afternoon sun, an advantage during the colder months. In the summer, however, you will want to drop your shades during the afternoon to preserve your cool interior climate.
In addition to improving the energy efficiency of your home, automated window coverings will enhance your design aesthetic. Custom blinds, drapes, and screens can be designed and produced to complement your interior design scheme.
With automated window coverings you can:
- Make natural light work for you, reducing your energy costs.
- Create impeccable custom ambience in every room.
- Protect your fine furniture and art from harsh UV rays, preserving your investment.
Much like your temperature and lighting controls, your automated window coverings can be set to a schedule and then adjusted in the moment or on the go. Window coverings take your energy efficiency to the next level by using natural light and the external temperature to your advantage. Your automated window coverings seamlessly integrate into your interior design scheme and enhance the beauty of your home.
Implementing home lighting controls is one of the most obvious ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. From track lighting and chandeliers to floor and table lamps, you can control all of the lights in your home from your digital control pads. You can set a schedule so that you are greeted each day after work by soothing light. If you love to entertain, you can use specific preset lighting plans to set the perfect ambience at the touch of a control pad. Transition seamlessly from morning to afternoon to evening with your preferred lighting schemes.
Lighting controls help you:
- Create entertaining magic with pre-programmed settings.
- Reduce wall clutter with discrete panels.
- Manage your lighting on-the-go and on vacation.
Remote access empowers you to control your home lighting from anywhere in the world. In this sense, your lighting controls can improve both your energy efficiency and your home security. Imagine you are boarding a plane for vacation and you realize that you left your bathroom lights on. You can easily turn them off with the touch of a screen. At the same time, if you can’t remember if the porch and garage lights are on, you can check and make adjustments from your smart phone.
Intelligent Climate and Temperature Control
Intelligent climate and temperature control gives you the power to adjust your heating and air settings through a sleek digital control pad. You can also set schedules and make tweaks on-the-go from your smartphone. Setting a schedule for your heating and air allows you to take the load off of your HVAC during the hours when you are at work each day or while you are away on vacation. It also allows you to control the climate inside your home in conjunction with your automated window coverings.
Temperature control gives you the power to:
- Control the climate in your home easily in person or on-the-go from anywhere in the world.
- Monitor your home HVAC system and easily implement schedules or make adjustments.
- Reduce your wall clutter with discrete panels.
Monitoring your heating and air is one of the most important components of any energy efficient home. Most residential thermostats give you the option to set a schedule, but few allow you to make alterations to this schedule on the fly. Your fully automated temperature controls enable you to set a schedule based on your daily habits, but also modify the schedule by telling your system when you are leaving or arriving home. In this way, fully automated systems far surpass your typical smart thermostat.
In addition to your thermostat and controls, an intelligent climate system uses dispersed sensors to track the climate in every room of your home to monitor and balance HVAC efficiency. Outside of the home, your controls can be used to keep your pool and spa at the perfect temperature.
RoseWater Energy Hub
A RoseWater Energy Hub brings uninterruptible power to your home. This relatively new product is the first all-in-one residential power solution that delivers the following three things:
- Fully power conditions all inputs.
- Provides clean, stable energy for your home and automation systems.
- Incorporates all forms of renewable energy into your home.
By conditioning incoming power, the RoseWater system delivers power to sensitive electronics that is cleaner and more stable than utility power. This helps protect your home automation and technology investments throughout your residence. The constant power supply (UPS) protects you against black or brown outs with no interruption in power if you lose utilities. Finally, the system can directly incorporate solar and other renewable forms of energy at little additional cost. The RoseWater Energy Hub is the ultimate asset for complete home energy efficiency and protection of your investment.
If you want to further explore your options, the advisors at Boca Theater and Automation are happy to provide additional information and discuss your specific needs. Every Boca Theater and Automation home system is designed, installed, and optimized for elite performance and energy efficiency. In your busy life, home automation solutions can take daily tasks off your plate, while improving your quality of life and reducing energy use. If you are ready to discuss your home automation options and increase your energy efficiency, call an advisor today 561-999-9024.