How to Save Energy Easily and Efficiently
Wondering how to save energy in your home? It’s a whole lot easier than you might think.
Energy efficient home improvements are a great way to cut your living costs and do your part for the environment. They’re also great for resale value. And with today’s smart home products becoming more affordable and accessible, it’s simpler than ever before to do your part for the planet.
We’ve already covered how you can turn your home into a smart home, but what about using smart home technology to reduce your impact on the environment? To help you make small changes that make a big difference, we’ve compiled some of our very best tips for you below. So get to work and start saving more energy (and more money)!
3 Smart Home Energy Saving Tips
These energy saving tips are exactly what you need to limit your home’s carbon footprint and reduce your yearly energy costs.
- Install a smart thermostat
A lot of your home’s energy usage is dedicated to maintaining a comfortable temperature. Heating and cooling are a major job, especially during the summer and winter months when temperatures are at their extremes. In addition to making other efficiency changes when it comes to your HVAC (like setting your thermostat back 7°-10°F while you sleep), you can also install a smart thermostat to regulate temperatures and maximize efficiency without any input from you. Smart thermostats automatically optimize your home’s heating and cooling systems to conserve energy use, and they learn your habits—including when you’re home and away—to make sure heating and cooling are only distributed when and where they’re needed. Homeowners with smart thermostats see big results, including savings of anywhere from 10% to 23% on heating and cooling costs.
- Swap in smart lighting
Heating and cooling aren’t the only things sucking up a lot of energy in your home—lighting is also a big culprit, especially if you’re using non-energy efficient bulbs to brighten up your space. Of the more than $2,000 that the average American household spends on utility costs every year, about 12.5% of that goes to lighting. It makes sense then that if there was a more efficient way to light your home you should take it, and there is. Smart lighting options like automatic timers and LED light bulbs require less energy to function and also improve how you use that energy, meaning you get the same amount of light while limiting what it takes to get there.
- Embrace a green lifestyle
Being smart about your home’s energy usage doesn’t just come down to products. There are lots of changes you can make in your day-to-day life to reduce your environmental impact in addition to the tips above. This includes like eating less meat, relying less on plastic and other disposables, and unplugging electronics when they’re not in use. All of these changes require very little effort to make, and can go a long way when it comes to helping out the planet.
The Best Smart Home Products for Energy Saving
At Wholesale Home Improvement, we’ve taken the guesswork out of buying the best smart home products for better energy efficiency. Shop smart thermostats and smart lighting products from today’s most reliable brands, including:
- And many more!
We offer a wide selection of energy driven smart home products, and are happy to work with you one on one to discover new ways that you can optimize your home for better energy efficiency.
Be sure to check out our inventory of energy saving showerheads too! Hansgrohe’s EcoRight product line and Speakman’s Echo series offer a variety of showerhead models ranging between 1.5 GPM- 2.0 GPM. Enjoy the benefits of saving energy and water while experiencing the leading showerhead technology. These product lines are also known to be very environmentally friendly, saving tons of water annually.
Get in touch today if you have any questions, and let’s get to work making your home as environmentally friendly as possible!