Do Your Part and Go Green with Home Automation
Have you noticed that every winter, it gets a little warmer with a little less snow? What about the summer months? Have you noticed that every summer…it gets a little bit hotter and lasts a tiny bit longer than the last? No one can disagree, through the decades, we have noticed it. For many years the climate changes were inconspicuous. For a while there, we could deny it and claim that global warming was just something fictitious. However, we now have no choice but to face the truth…it turns out that global warming is something which actually exists and we’re starting to realize that it’s definitely going to impact us!
Global Warming is “an increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to the greenhouse effect.”
(Greenhouse effect: when the Earth’s atmosphere becomes thick with gases, such as carbon dioxide, and other substances resulting from pollution) – yourdictionary.com & merriam-webster.com
Because of our actions on earth, predominantly over the last fifty years, we are now finding ourselves in quite a pickle! What’s worse, if we keep living the way we have been, rather than us, our future generations will be the ones left to pick up the pieces. The fact of the matter is … our environment is everyone’s responsibility. So, until they figure out an alternate planet for our children’s children to live on, we all have to do our part to try to slow this monster down.
“What does a home automation system have to do with me doing my part?”
Because energy consumption plays a major role in global warming, it only makes sense that we should all find new ways to use energy. Smart home technology reduces your overall energy consumption. So, if someone is interested in truly impacting the environment in a positive way, having a home automation system is a viable opportunity to make a difference. Home automation systems now allow clients the opportunity to erase their carbon imprint (a negative imprint or effect, left by a human who once walked upon the earth); the system will also save money and add convenience to any home, business or office. It’s now simpler than ever to automate your home and go green at the same time. Sure, recycling and planting trees helps, but automating your home is a surefire way to EASILY do the right thing, go green and call it a day.
“What can I automate in my home to reduce my energy consumption?”
There are countless, uncomplicated ways you can automate. For instance, did you know that lighting accounts for almost 20% of the average homeowner’s monthly bill? One way that you can “go green” is by integrating energy efficient lighting and energy-saving smart lighting controls in your home. With the use of automatic timers, motion and occupancy sensors (occupancy sensors can cut lighting costs by as much as 50%), you will be able to reduce your energy usage by simply controlling the lights to automatically turn off when no one needs them. Also, you can have automated light dimmers installed, and this will help to conserve energy as well. Therefore, automating your light system is a great way to reduce your energy consumption. Custom Audio Video would love to help you save money on your energy consumption bill each month.
Custom Audio Video can help you conserve energy with your heating and cooling consumption.For instance, one way that you can automate your home to reduce energy is through the use of a programmable thermostat. Since nearly half of a typical energy consumption bill goes towards heating and cooling, a programmable thermostat offers both the flexibility and power to control the climate in your home efficiently while saving energy and lowering your energy bill in the process. With a touch of a button, you can adjust your heating and cooling system any time of day—even while you’re away from home. You can also pre-program the thermostat, for example, to reach a certain temperature each day only for a particular span of time.
Utilizing nature’s daylight will also reduce your need for electric light, and therefore, limits your energy consumption. You can choose to have window shades installed and automated, programmed to open and close at particular times throughout the day.This will help optimize daylight in your home, reduce heating and cooling costs, and add stylish comfort to any rooms’ décor.
With Custom Audio Video’s home automation system in your home, you can finally feel confident that you are doing your part…helping to save the world…one imprint at a time.
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