Current technology allows you to monitor your energy consumption more efficiently than ever – and even learns your habits to ensure that your energy bills are lower than ever. Automated, renewable energy solutions – especially solar – can also cut your bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Technology’s improving our experiences in baths and kitchens. And smart plumbing can detect leaks in the modern home.
A CEDIA professional can integrate all of these systems into your home – and make sure that they all work together properly.
Nearly every room in the home can benefit from modern technology, making your home more efficient and ultimately saving you money.
These systems include HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, outdoor irrigation systems and pool or spa elements such as pre-heating and pump failure notification.
Kitchen appliances – like stovetops – can be automated to shut down when no one’s attending to the pans. Refrigerators can tell you when you’re nearly out of milk or your favorite veggies. And a home’s systems can be designed to keep tabs on older relatives who’d like to stay independent.
As homes become more efficient, we’re approaching true “net-zero” dwellings – buildings that produce as much energy as they use. With advances in solar technology and automated energy management, your home can either pull from or feed to your local energy grid as needed without any adjustments by you.
Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can be automated to save energy by automatically raising or lowering temperature set points based on time of day and occupancy. Modern smart thermostats learn your family’s schedule, raising and lowering the home’s temperature and humidity automatically.
Your pool, spa or hot tub can be automated – and now, leak detection on your home’s plumbing can prevent costly damage. There are devices available that monitors a home’s water pressure, and if an improper drop occurs, those mechanisms can shut off the water main to the home until a fix can made.
Kitchens and Baths
Imagine a shower that knew the temp that’s just right for you, or a cooktop that prevented you from ever burning another dish. As connected devices increase, the ways we can make our homes not just smarter but safer – especially for kids and elders – are multiplying rapidly.