Energy and Climate Control
An energy management system allows you to monitor and control your energy consumption of the air conditioner, the lights, electronics, and some large appliances giving you a detailed history as well as an accurate real time analysis so you know exactly what to expect the next time you get the bill in the mail.
Residential Energy Control Systems
Entertainment and convenience are not the only benefits to consider when planning an integrated system for your new home. There are many practical reasons to install an integrated home system... one of them being energy management.
Are you ever surprised at how high the electricity bill is from month to month? Do you wish you could figure out what is causing the abnormally high consumption? Now you can with an energy management system. Not only is it nice to see exactly how much energy you are consuming, but it gives you the power to lower your utility bills by actively programming your home to behave according to your preferred budget.
Even more than just managing what you are using you can also monitor the energy that is being created by your solar power, solar thermal or hydrogen fuel cell. Managing your energy is no longer just trying to use less, but it’s also working to become energy independent one day.
Today's smart energy solutions allow you to input your rates for energy used versus energy generated and view live profiles to see how and what are the big energy eaters in your home. One client found that their wine chiller was using a large amount of power and upon further inspection they found that it had been set up on maximum. By turning this down to 4, the recommended setting not only did they reduce energy consumption that they may otherwise have not been aware of, but they also increased the life of the chiller as it would now work less hard.
By making small adjustments in your home you can make significant savings that you would never even realize. Set back the heating by one degree and your body may not even notice the difference but you will see the live difference on your energy use!