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26 & 27 MARCH 2019

NEC, BIRMINGHAM

How Smart Technology Will Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency and Save You Money

While we’ve recently been enjoying some spring-like weather, for most, winter means cold days and staying home snuggled under blankets, and maybe even indulging in a good ol’  Netflix binge.

While this sounds like the perfect winter’s day, behind the scenes your home appliances are working hard to keep the TV running, the temperature comfortable and the ambient light on point, meaning your utility bills may come as an unwelcome surprise.

Luckily, new smart home technology makes it possible to control your usage, save you money and improve your home’s energy efficiency. And here’s how...

Firstly, you need to find out just how you’re using your energy. A lot of UK’s homes are now equipped with smart meters, and while they can help you monitor energy usage, a specific home energy monitor will give you more details, by using machine learning to guess what devices are consuming the most and allowing you to make adjustments.

Secondly, you need to work on your heating, and the best way to do so is by using a smart thermostat. These devices use sensors and local weather data, and can learn your daily schedule and temperature preferences, meaning they will be able to do energy-saving adjustments without compromising your comfort.

Last but not least, it’s key to invest in smart lights and smart plugs. A simple kit of smart bulbs and plugs can not only allow you to create the perfect ambience for watching a film, but also save money, by allowing you to remotely turn off the light or appliance that you forgot about when rushing out of the house.

The best part of using smart technology is that it will save you money while not costing you a whole lot of time and effort, meaning it will do the hard work for you while you put your mind into other much more important things.