Save money on your energy bill with these automations

Stop wasting money now!

One of the biggest causes of wasteful energy consumption is your home’s heating and cooling control systems. and regularly leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms. This often occurs when you leave your house for an extended period of time and forget to adjust your thermostat or turn off the lights. You can rely on your home-automation system to reduce energy usage by configuring your system to adjust your thermostat and turn off some or all the lights when you leave. Motion sensors also help ensure that lights are only on when someone is in the room.

A smart thermostat can react to your activity at home, determining automatically when to save energy and when to cool things down. The more it knows, the more effective it can be, which is why the smartest approach of all is a smart thermostat connected to a ‘sensory' system that understands what's happening at home.

Stop "cooling the neighborhood"
Door and Window sensors were designed to alert your security system to an intruder opening a door or window. However, a smart home security system can also use this information to minimize an irritating source of summer energy waste. If you leave the back door or a bathroom window open with the AC running, your thermostat can react by setting back to save energy. Simultaneously, you can setup an alert to email or text you to close the door. 

Start saving instantly
How many times have you left the house or gone to bed before realizing that you forgot to adjust the thermostat? With a smart thermostat, you don't have to rely on your memory to save energy.
  • Simply arming your system can trigger your thermostat to set back and save – as well as turning your lights off and your sun-blocking shades down.

Setup Geo Services
For those days you're running late and you forget to adjust your thermostat, Geo-services is a great reminder. This location-based automation feature can use your smartphone's location to automate your home's AC based on where you are. When you cross a Geo-fence on your way to work, Alarm.com can set back the thermostat. Cross the Geo-fence on your way home, and Alarm.com can make things nice and cool.
 

 

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