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4 Ways Smart Homes Save You Money

Smart technology seems to be everywhere these days from our cellphones to most of the systems in our homes and cars. Smart technology allows us to streamline procedures and adds to convenience, but it can also boost efficiency and help save energy. Here are four capabilities that lead to smart home savings:

Wi-Fi thermostat

A Wi-Fi thermostat is a vast improvement over a programmable thermostat. For one thing, it’s a lot easier to operate. You just load an app and operate your thermostat on your smartphone or device. No longer do you need to figure out complicated programming schedules for your thermostat; now you can adjust your temperature at will. Smart thermostats can also help you monitor humidity, alert you when there is a malfunction or the filter needs changing or let you know when your system needs preventative maintenance.

Automatic lighting

Automatic timers for your lighting can be operated through your phone or smart device, or just programmed to come on and off as needed. Turning on lights while you’re away can help you feel that your home is more secure. Automated timers can also save you money by turning off or dimming lights when they’re not needed.


Washers and dryers, refrigerators and ovens are now available with smart features. For instance, washers and dryers are being designed so that they give alerts when it’s time to take the clothes out or leave them in a little longer to dry. Smart refrigerators can remind homeowners when they’re at the store that it’s time to pick up milk. Smart ovens let you know that dinner’s ready. These appliances are designed to remind busy individuals about things they need to be aware of and might otherwise overlook.

Remote security

Today you can easily monitor your home with cameras, sensors and an app on your phone so you don’t have to invest in expensive security systems.

To learn more about smart home savings, contact Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning of San Diego.