Smart homes are a luxury, but they are also sustainable homes that benefit the environment. As sustainable consumption becomes more crucial, smart home technology plays an essential role.  

“Smart home technology is making it easier for homeowners to make sustainable choices and reduce their carbon footprint,” explains Warren Husband, solutions architect at Homemation. 

Energy management 

Managing back-up energy systems’ usage effectively, is essential to maximise the available capacity and prevent battery-killing deep cycles. A Control4 smart home system shuts down non-essential services to help manage household energy usage.  

Rainwater harvesting 

Harvesting rainwater is an excellent way to ensure uninterrupted water supply and conserve water for irrigation purposes. Homeowners can keep track of their water supply and ensure that it is used for the right purposes by adding a smart home system. 

Saving energy 

A smart home system can monitor room occupancy, turning off lights, sound systems and air-conditioning units when a room is unoccupied. The system can also turn off all devices when the alarm is on or turn off the entertainment area when retiring to the bedroom. 

Heating and cooling 

Managing heating, cooling and lighting in a space with Homemation’s Control4 system enables a user to close all the blinds in the house to keep the space cool in the summer, while opening the blinds and curtains to allow natural light and heat into the room. It can also switch a gas fireplace on and off, heating a room more cost-effectively than using an underfloor heating system, especially when using the room for a short period. 

Smart homes are sustainable homes. By monitoring and reducing energy and water consumption, homeowners can help the environment and save money in the long run. 

For more information, contact Homemation:
Tel: +27 11 781 8887
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