Reduce your monthly energy bills!
Your home’s energy bill is probably one of the most costly you get. This situation is only going to get worse as energy prices continue to rise, unless you take control and use your energy more intelligently.
Adding a Home Automation system to your home can really make a difference to your ongoing energy costs!
Why save energy?
There are only two reasons why we as consumers want to save energy - the obvious one is to reduce our bills and the other is to help reduce greenhouse gasses and pollution. And if we’re being totally honest, we won’t spend money to make changes unless it’s going to save us money at the same time!
"My choice was to go with Z-Wave as it's easy to install and I don't have to make holes everywhere!"
Julien Syx, Paris, France
Are you wasting your Money?
Hoping for the best and leaving your house to look after itself will waste energy and is simply a waste of your money!
Here’s a simple test. Walk around your home - how many little red lights you can count? Sure it’s nice to have those devices waiting in standby for you to turn them On, but those devices are using a stack of electricity - typically 20% of what they would if they were on. And they’re either fully On or in standby for 24-hours, 365 days a year!
Saving energy is quite straightforward and even simple changes can save you a lot of money.
Standby - Turn devices Off, don’t leave them in standby - this can save around £76 off your annual bill.
Economy Tariffs - By setting your appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, etc.) to use economy or night-time electricity can save you 5% per appliance.
Lighting - Dimming lights when they’re On will save you money. Dimming them by 50% can save you 10% (that’s a bit extreme but you get the idea).
Blinds - Closing blinds at sunset during the winter and sunrise during the summer can save up to 8% of the room’s energy usage - great for conservatories.
Heating - This is an entire subject in its own right - take a look at Heating solutions!
"Our Home Automation system offers so many benefits, we can’t imagine being without it! Help with planning and configuration from Vesternet and our house is now truly deserving of it's title - home smart home!"
Monika Bedi, Portsmouth, UK
Start Saving Now!
So saving energy is straightforward - but doing it is never that simple. We forget to do things, we leave things on standby and we carry on wasting money.
Home Automation can automate these things for you - the clue is in the name!
It can monitor where and how you use energy, helping you identify how you can make savings. You then set the system to control these areas and leave it to run, it really does look after itself, things just happen - silently saving you money.
With some careful thought and using the information provided by the Home Automation devices, you'll be able to measure your energy and make decisions that put you in control of how much (or how little) energy you use.
You can create a system that controls lighting and appliances turning them off automatically when they aren't in use and that trackes power consumption for your entire home or by individual appliacne. This will immediately start paying for itself by saving you money as well as giving you the convenience of Home Automation.
So, let's get down to business! We've listed below two real-life scenarios, simply select one to reveal the solution!
Want to get a bit more Technical?
We know getting started in Home Automation can be daunting, so we've prepared a short introduction to help start you on your adventure.
Remember too that we also have a great getting started guide if you feel like getting a bit more technical.
Vesternet is Europe’s leading Home Automation specialist. Whatever your needs, you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking for in our range of Z-Wave, LightwaveRF, INSTEON and ZigBee Home Automation products.