Save Money with a Smart Home
Last week we talked about What is a Smart Home?. Now we want to get into how to save money with one. First let’s get a quick review on what is a Smart Home, without the internet or Smart Devices there’s no such thing as a Smart Home.
So to start saving some money we should focus on the Smart Devices out there:
A Smart Thermostat will learn about your heating and cooling preferences setting up the perfect atmosphere for your home while saving an average of $200 a year.
Here some of the most popular Smart Thermostats:
-Programmable smart thermostat that learns your schedule and the temperatures you like and programs itself to help you save energy and stay comfortable.
-Home/Away Assist automatically adjusts itself to an Eco Temperature after you leave, so you don’t heat or cool an empty home.
-Remote control lets family members change the temperature from anywhere on a phone, laptop, or tablet.
-With Energy History, just check your phone to see how much energy you used and why, or use.
-Quick View on the thermostat’s display to reach Energy History, settings, or your schedule.
-The Nest Leaf appears when you choose a temperature that saves energy.
-Farsight shows you the temperature, weather, or time on your thermostat when you walk in the room.
-The Nest Learning Thermostat works with the Nest Temperature Sensor (sold separately) to help make sure a certain room is the exact temperature you want it to be.
-Beautifully designed, with polished metal finishes and bright, high resolution display
It’s easy to install your thermostat, typically in 30 minutes or less, with everything you need included in the box; compatible with 95% of heating and cooling systems.
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With a crisp glass finish, vivid touch display, powerful quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and far-field voice, it’s a smart thermostat like no other.
-SMARTSENSOR: Includes SmartSensor to keep important rooms comfortable by adjusting your thermostat based on occupancy and temperature.
-ENERGY SAVINGS: By reducing wasted energy in your home, you could save up to 23% annually on your heating or cooling costs (compared to a hold of 72°F).
Plus, the eco+ free software works to further maximize efficiency.
You can also see if your purchase qualifies for a rebate at ecobee.com/rebates.
-ADVANCED COMFORT: With Alexa Built-in and an intuitive mobile app, you can control your thermostat and home using your voice, phone, tablet, computer, or Apple Watch.
-INSTALLATION: Easily install yourself in 45 minutes or less with video walkthroughs and a step-by-step guide on the ecobee app.
Our Canada-based support team is also just a call away.
-ALEXA BUILT-IN: Consider your life handled with Alexa Built-in. Just ask for the weather, music, Alexa Calling, and more.
-INTEGRATIONS: Works in harmony with your favorite smart home systems, including Google Assistant, Apple Home Kit, Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.
-AMAZING SENSOR RANGE. The battery powered Smart Room Sensors utilize unique Honeywell Home technology to deliver an efficient signal up to 200 ft range. (Could be further depending on home construction)
-MULTI-ROOM FOCUS. Don’t be forced to choose one room over another, the T9 Smart Thermostat can handle multiple rooms to focus on (requires sensors).Voltage: 24v. Smart Room Sensor Dimensions-2.6 x 2.6 x 0.77 inches
-SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY. Adjust your thermostat from anywhere with your mobile device, or let your home automatically react to your schedule with Auto Home/Away Scheduling. Save even more with possible inclusion in energy saving schemes from your utility provider. (Subject to availability in area)
-SMART RESPONSE AND ALERTS. Intelligently learns your home’s heating and cooling patterns to deliver the right temperature at the right time, and sending you filter and temperature alerts.
-DO IT YOURSELF SIMPLE INSTALL. With guided installation setup couldn’t be simpler. The included power adapter is an easy-to-install, low-voltage alternative to a C-wire, so the thermostat is compatible with most homes.
With Smart Bulbs we're able to dim lights, set automation, all smart bulbs are led which already helps you save using 75% less energy and lasts 25 times more. Dimming lights can help save 40% more.
Here some of the most popular Smart Bulbs:
-CONTROL YOUR C BY GE SMART BULBS AWAY FROM HOME: With C by GE smart LED bulbs, never come home to a dark house. Pair your C by GE smart light bulbs with C by GE smart plugs in the C by GE iOS and Android app to control your bulbs when you're not at home.
-ENABLE VOICE CONTROL FOR HANDS-FREE CONTROL OF YOUR SMART BULBS: Pair the C by GE smart bulbs with C by GE smart plugs in the C by GE iOS and Android app to create smart bulbs that work with Alexa and Google Assistant. (Voice assistant sold separately)
-MODERNIZE TRADITIONAL DEVICES WITH SMART BULBS: The C by GE A19 smart light bulb fits medium base sockets in open fixtures designed for traditional 60-Watt incandescent A19 Bulbs and helps make your house a smart home.
-CHOOSE FROM MILLIONS OF COLORS WITH C BY GE BLUETOOTH LIGHT BULBS: Create a scene or save your favorite colors to match your style by pairing the C by GE color changing light bulb with the C by GE iOS and Android app.
-USE C BY GE SMART PLUG TO ENABLE ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME: Pair the C by GE Smart Plug (sold separately) with your Smart Bulbs to enable voice control with Alexa and Google Home and out of home control.
Voice activated: By using the Hue Hub, these Smart Bulbs connect to your favorite smart home devices like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant for the ultimate smart home experience.
Easy & versatile: The Hue Smart button is easy to use and install. Equipped with magnets, tape, and a wall bracket, the button can be placed in multiple locations in multiple ways. No hard-wiring required. Control your lights without touching your smart phone.
Schedule your own custom light scenes: With the Philips Hue App you can set routines to help you feel energized in the morning, have your lights detect when you arrive home, or turn the smart lights off gradually as you head to bed.
Expand your philips hue ecosystem: You can easily expand on your starter kit when you purchase other Hue light points & accessories. Try adding a Hue Tap switch for control without touching your smart phone. Add a Hue Play to set the perfect scene for your next binge-worthy show.
Fully dimmable soft white light bulb.
Easy setup with SYLVANIA Smart WiFi app. No hub or additional hardware is required. For set-up questions check out .pdf Installation Manual or our Setup & How-To tab under SMART+ on the Brand Store.
Can be used with downlights, pendant fixtures, table lamps, wall sconces.
Long-lasting, up to 15, 000 hours.
Our Wifi bulbs only work for 2.4 GHz
Smart Power Outlets
Helps you monitor energy usage, and stop "energy vampire" devices. Giving you an estimate of $200 on savings per year.
Here some of the most popular Smart Power Outlets:
Set up in less than 5 minutes - plug in, open the Alexa app, and start using your voice.
Certified for Humans - Struggle-free, tinker-free, stress-free. No patience needed—it's actually simple.
Make your home smart - Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away.
Space saving - Compact design keeps your second outlet free.
No smart home hub required - set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
Control From Anywhere: Turn electronics on and off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office or on vacation.
Scheduling: Use timer or countdown schedules to set your smart plug to automatically turn on and off any home electronic appliances such as lamps, fan, humidifier, Christmas lights etc.
Easy Set Up and Use: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection required. Plug in, open the Kasa app, follow the simple instructions and enjoy.
Trusted and Reliable: Designed and developed in Silicon Valley, Kasa is trusted by over 4 Million users and being the reader’s choice for PCMag 2020. UL certified for safety use. 2-year warranty.
SCHEDULE & TIMER: By setting schedules and timers for your home smart wifi electrical plugs, you can prepare a crock pot meal and get home with dinner's ready. Get ready to have a smart home and create customized schedule to automatically turn on/off any home electronic appliances such as lamps, Christmas lights, coffee maker, etc. Please note that alexa outlet plug is not suitable for the appliances whose power is more than 10A,1200W (eg: air conditioner, microwave oven, induction cooker etc.)
REMOTE CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Gosund google smart plug can help you control your home appliances from anywhere. Even you are not at home, you also can control your alexa wifi outlet via Gosund App directly, as long as your phone access a secure 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. Ideal for someone who cannot move around very well and needs easy access to turn on/off a device
CREATE GROUP AND SHARE TO FAMILIES: Set a group for all google home outlets and control them in one command. Share your wifi plugs that work with alexa to all family members in a minute. No more worries, everyone can control them easily.
EASY TO INSTALL AND SAFE: Just plug a device into the mini wifi smart outlet and connect to your secured 2.4GHz network with "Gosund" App. ETL certification ensures complete protection. Gosund smart plug is backed by lifetime unconditional service.
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