Over the past few years the technology market has been flooded with gadgets that can wirelessly control your home appliances. What we’re curious to find out is, are any of you using any of these new devices to help save energy in your home?
A number of “smart thermostats” have popped up on the market like Nest. These devices can regulate your home’s temperature without wasting energy. They’re often smartphone/computer compatible, so you can adjust the temperature wherever you are.
Leaving lights turned on can be a real leech on your energy bills. A new gadget on the market is the “smart lightbulb”, which automatically regulates its brightness depending on the level of natural light.
Some smart home setups make use of “assistants” like Siri and Alexa. They can connect to your central heating, lighting and home entertainment devices for voice-activated control.
There are loads of apps like Homeselfe designed to give users some guidelines on how they can improve energy efficiency. They usually ask a few questions about activity in your home, and point out where potential savings can be made.
Do you know of any other gadgets or technologies like this? If you’re using any - how are you finding it?