Automate your home with energy-saving technology
Not long ago, the idea of technology brought images of smartphones and tablets to mind. But we’re now living in an age where technological advances are beginning to enhance nearly every aspect of our life. This is particularly true for our homes.
Homeowners are continually looking for ways to save on their energy bill and there are new products to help meet that demand. Consider implementing new technology around your home to help you use less energy and save more money!
Smart thermostats learn your habits over time and as a result, they self-adjust to save energy when you’re away and keep you comfortable when you’re at home. Most smart thermostats have an app where you can view your data and adjust the temperature conveniently from your phone. If you have an Ecobee or Nest smart thermostat, you qualify for our smart thermostat savings program, which gives you a $50 sign-up credit and helps you save additional energy. Members must have WiFi to participate in this program. Learn more here.
Have you already switched out your old light bulbs with more energy efficient LED alternatives? If not, that’s a good place to begin on your quest for a more energy-efficient home. You can take it a step further by using a programmable lighting option. You can control WiFi-connected light switches through an app on your phone to dim the lights and set a schedule for them to turn on and off automatically.
ENERGY STAR® appliances
Anytime you’re ready to replace an appliance in your home, start your search by looking at ENERGY STAR options. ENERGY STAR products are made to use energy efficiently without sacrificing the features you love. Specifically, washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators with an ENERGY STAR label can help you get your household chores done while using less energy.
There’s nothing better than a relaxing day spent poolside, but using an old pool pump could be putting an unnecessary strain on your energy bill. There are energy efficient options that perform various tasks at different speeds instead of continuously running at a high speed. These pumps are also made with more efficient motors than older models, for maximum performance at a fraction of the cost. For more information, visit www.energystar.gov and start saving today!
Electric lawn mower
Battery-powered lawn mowers are often lighter and quieter than their gas counterparts. While the initial cost of an electric lawn mower might be more than a gas powered one, it’s cheaper to run an electric lawn mower since electricity is a less expensive fuel than gas. Plus, running an electric lawn mower puts less strain on the environment!