Homeowners looking to reduce their monthly energy bills and lessen their impact on the environment might not look to smart technology as it seems counterintuitive. After all, isn't technology supposed to be bad for the environment? Few people know that home automation can reduce your energy consumption. Lighting control and motorized shades can help you use your electricity more efficiently. Discover the ways you will save energy when you install a lighting control system in your Bergen County, NJ area home.
One of the most effective ways that you can reduce your energy usage is through dimmers. Standard lights can only operate at 0% or 100% intensity. A dimmer allows you to save electricity by reducing the intensity to precisely the amount of light you need. The more that you dim your lights, the less energy you use. Dimmers automatically save 4% to 9% in energy over a standard switch even if they are never dimmed, because they use energy more efficiently. Finally, smart light bulbs last longer than regular ones and do not need to be replaced as often, meaning that you will spend less on light bulbs and contribute less waste.
Another way that lighting control can save you energy is by maximizing the efficiency of your lighting. Create schedules using your home automation system so that your lights turn off automatically fifteen minutes after you leave for work, so they are not left on all day, needlessly using light when no one is home. Occupancy sensors can even be used to turn the lights off automatically when no one is home. Smart lighting makes it easy for your to lower your energy bills without having to change your lifestyle.
Lighting control isn't limited to just your lighting fixtures. Combine a smart lighting system with motorized shades. Natural lighting can be used to complement LED lighting, leading to less energy usage. Install lighting sensors throughout your home so that when sunlight shines through your windows, your lighting fixtures dim to work in tandem with the natural lighting. On days when it is bright outside, your lighting will automatically turn to 30% efficiency. On days when it is cloudy, your lights will be brighter so that you can see. Open and close your shades with just a tap on your smart device of choice.
Electronic Concepts is ready to help you build and install a Savant lighting control system that’s perfect for you and your family. We’re a Savant Platinum integrator and dealer proudly serving the Bergen County area. Fill out our online contact form or give us a call for a no-obligation consultation!