Smart homes can save you money on energy bills.

Smart homes can save you money on energy bills.

A greener world and a lower bill can both be achieved by saving energy. With a smart home, you can start saving right away:

Using energy wisely

The average household uses a lot of energy. As of April 2022, the average home uses about 2,900 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas each year. The amount of electricity you use affects your bills, whether it is higher or lower. Cutting energy use can lower your bills, and smart home technology can help.

Smart Home Gadgets to Save Energy

  1. Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat lets you control your heating with your smartphone or tablet, saving you money. For example, the Hive Thermostat is popular in the UK. It works with your current heating system. If you forget to turn off the heating before you leave home, just use the app to switch it off. You can also set a schedule so the heating is only on when you need it.

  1. Lower the Temperature

Turning down your thermostat by just one degree can save about 10% on your energy bill. The comfortable range is typically between 18 and 22 degrees. For extra savings, Hive Heating Plus helps you monitor your energy use, set budgets, and reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs)

TRVs let you control the temperature of each room individually. This means you only heat the rooms you’re using, saving energy and money. If someone goes to university, you can turn off their room’s radiator while keeping the rest of the house warm.

  1. Smart Light Bulbs

Switching to smart LED lights can reduce your home’s energy use. You can control smart lights with an app, turning them on and off or adjusting brightness without needing to be in the room. Set schedules remotely to save even more energy.

  1. Smart Meters

A smart meter shows your energy use in real-time, helping you see where you can save. For example, you might run your washing machine at a time when energy is cheaper or take shorter showers. You can set a budget and track your progress to lower your bills.

  1. Smart Plugs

Many appliances use energy even in standby mode. Smart plugs let you turn off these appliances with an app, avoiding the need to physically unplug them. This simple change can save a few pounds each month.

By using these smart home gadgets, you can save energy, lower your bills, and help the environment. Start with these simple steps to make your home smarter and more efficient this summer.


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