Smart home technology can be a great tool in helping you save money and energy. Here are 4 products that we love.
The right smart home technology can help you save money and gain energy independence, but with so many smart home products out there, it can be overwhelming to find out what is right for your home. To help you save, here are four smart home products we love for their simplicity in saving money and energy.
Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat
Did you know that, on average, nearly half of your average utility bill goes to heating or cooling your home? A smart thermostat can help you save money by automatically adjusting your home's temperature so it never gets too hot or too cold.
Sensi is one of the top-rated smart thermostats on the market. Sensi offers geofencing, a service that utilizes your location to automatically adjust your thermostat. In addition, you can program a schedule that fits your lifestyle so that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort while maintaining savings. The installation is simple and easy to do on your own. It integrates with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and Wink as well. Additionally, you may qualify for local utility rebates.
Filtrete Smart Air Filters
Your air filters play a critical role in keeping your heating and cooling systems effective and efficient. When an air filter gets dirty, it can cause an HVAC system to work harder and use more energy. To save on those costs and save energy, we recommend changing your air filters on a regular basis. But it can be hard to keep track of when to replace your filters. Smart air filters have taken the guesswork out of changing your air filters.
We love the Filtrete Smart Air Filters. They have bluetooth-enabled sensors that track the life of your air filters based on your unique air flow and usage, not just time. You can receive alerts reminding you when to replace the filters at the optimal time. These filters are also top-rated because of their ability to capture debris, bacteria, lint, dust, and pollen.
With so many smart home products available, it has become important to centralize them through one system. When your smart home is connected through one central system you gain increased accessibility and more power to control different devices and appliances even when you’re away from home.
We love Google Nest for this. Google Nest offers a variety of different packages that you can customize in order to create the best smart home system for yourself. With the Google Nest, you can easily add security, lighting, plugs, entertainment, and more. You are able to group your speakers together to create a home audio system that can be enjoyed anywhere. By saying “Hey Google”, you are able to stream music, turn off lights, and get answers to any question you have. Plus, Google Nest has greater understanding capabilities than the Amazon Alexa, making it much more user friendly.
Curb is your home’s energy dashboard. Curb connects to your home’s electrical system to give you real-time data so you can make smarter decisions about how your energy is being used.
Just like your car’s dash tells you how much gas you have in your tank, Curb connects to your main electric panel to give you real-time data about how your home is using energy. It measures exactly how much energy each appliance consumes at any point in the day. By monitoring your energy consumption, you can find out what is costing you money and make changes that can save on your utility bill. Curb also tracks your solar production to maximize your energy savings. With Curb, you also get access to a mobile app and weekly energy reports.
At Elevation, it’s our mission to help you improve how you use energy at home. These smart home products are just one of the many ways you can save money and energy at home. Get your Energy Score to find out how efficient your home is and what you can do to save.