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A smart outlet or plug lets users simply turn a plugged-in appliance on and off remotely by controlling whether power reaches the appliance. By plugging TVs, fans, water heaters, dehumidifiers, kitchen appliances and more into smart outlets, users can program these devices to be completely turned off without power when they’re not in use, no one is home or if they forget to turn them off manually. These outlets ensure appliances are only using power when truly needed to significantly decrease energy costs.
As much as 50% of the water used for outdoor irrigation in the U.S. may be going to waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Consequently, homeowners should consider alternative options to traditional watering routines. Smart irrigation systems and devices allow homeowners to customize when, where and how often their lawns get watered. High-end sprinkler controller options also consider weather reports and adjust schedules based on rain anticipation. Smart sprinkler control systems can save customers labor, time and money, but more importantly, they can help conserve water while maintaining their yards impeccable.
Smart thermostats can recognize and adapt household patterns to regulate heating and cooling based on home occupancy. They can also be controlled remotely through a smartphone. This reduces the use of cooling or heating systems when nobody is home for long periods of time which can have a great impact on monthly energy bills. Smart thermostats ensure energy-efficiency in homes year-round and especially during extreme temperatures in summer and winter.
Adding energy-efficient timers, dimmers, LED bulbs and energy-saving light switches for lighting and security can help customers further automate their homes to save energy. Smart lighting products are customizable and allow users to set up a schedule to turn lights on and off automatically at different times of the day. These devices can be programmed and conveniently controlled through a smart hub or smartphone to reflect a family’s schedule. When no one’s home, they can automatically turn off to avoid wasting energy.
Take advantage of the benefits of garage door controllers
One area in the home that can be overlooked when trying to save on energy bills is the garage. If a garage door isn't completely closing, this will affect a home's overall temperature and make heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain a comfortable environment. Smart garage door opener controllers can connect to existing garage door openers and allow users to open or close garage door remotely or check if the door is properly closed using an app. Energy-efficient garage door controllers are worth investing in because they help keep garages and homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
With ADI’s exclusive brands, you get to pass on the savings to your customers in a variety of applications. Products from these brands are high-quality and backed by competitive warranties to guarantee top performances in every installation. You can meet your clients’ intrusion, power and residential AV needs with devices and accessories for UPS and HDMI distribution that are great alternatives to name-brand products. While being a cost-effective option for you and your customers, these products also feature energy-conserving features.
As a low-voltage installer, you want to give your customers the best solutions at the best prices. These cost-efficient, energy-conserving products and systems can guarantee you meet your customers’ needs.