Smart Home Technologies That Can Help Save You Money

By Dynamic Networks

When you buy a new home there are so many demands on your hard-earned cash.


So you might be surprised to learn just how accessible and affordable some home automation technologies have become – and how much money they could save you.
 
Here are four ways you can benefit from the latest money saving technologies without breaking the bank.

1. Consider intelligent lighting


This isn’t just about setting the mood for a romantic evening or a party atmosphere. These systems also bring some serious security benefits, such as letting you set holiday modes to create the illusion of there being someone at home when you’re away. And, crucially, they mean that lights are only on when you want them to be, giving you more control over your energy bills.
 

2. Invest in central heating cost control


The ability to monitor and control the heating in your home has gone way beyond simple remote thermostatic control.  Specific, room-by-room controls mean that you only ever need heat up the room(s) you’re using at any given time, as well as giving you the ability to manage the specific temperature in every room to help you manage costs in a world of escalating energy prices. And with anecdotal evidence suggesting that energy consumption monitoring can save you up to 30% on your energy bills, it’s got to be worth a look.
 

3. Choose your products with care


Some technologies use wired protocols to communicate, others use wireless, and some combine the two. Sticking to one protocol when investing in technology will help make sure that all of your devices and technologies can communicate with each another, saving you money in the long run.
 

4. Pace yourself


The technology available today means that you can create your connected home at your own pace. Put the basics in place now, and you can build on them by adding new components whenever you’re ready.

To find out more about the practicalities of home automation, visit the Dynamic Networks website.


Publish date: 09/10/2017