From single rooms to a whole-house system, automated controls make living more comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient while adding a touch of drama and elegance to everyday tasks.
Automated Controls Enhance Security
Automated controls can be standalone, such as programmable thermostats, remote controls for lights and window shades, or motion detectors that turn room lights off and on with intuitive occupancy sensors. They can be whole-home systems that let you control functions from a single point—a hand-held remote, a computer, or a smart phone miles away. And with Wi-Fi-enabled switches, it can all be done without the need for expensive, disruptive in-wall wiring.
While some may say eliminating the need to get up and do things is just laziness (the same argument made about TV remotes fifty years ago), the fact is that automating your home’s functions not only saves energy, it adds to its security. There are even systems that lock your doors and close up the garage with the push of a button.
The energy-saving benefits of a programmable thermostat are well documented, but did you know that automating window coverings can also rack up savings? They can be programmed to raise and lower to accommodate seasonal temperatures whether you’re home or not. Plus, it can give your house a lived-in look while you’re away.
Motion detectors aren’t just for outdoor lights, either. New technology has given us light and fan switches that know when you’re in a room and when you’re not. No more wasted energy when you or the kids forget to turn off the bathroom fan or basement lights. Automated controls also add convenience and safety for seniors and persons with mobility issues.
Easy to Install and Portable
The fact that these devices are easy to install makes them easy to remove, too, so the savings are available to renters as well as homeowners. Just replace them with the old fixtures and take them with you when you leave.
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