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Energy Monitoring

Energy monitoring in a smart home offers a multitude of benefits that can positively impact your lifestyle, your finances, and the environment. Here are four key advantages:

  1. Increased Awareness and Efficiency: Energy monitoring systems provide real-time data on your energy consumption, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of how your home uses energy. With this information, you can identify energy-hungry appliances or behaviors and make informed decisions to reduce wastage. It empowers you to optimize your energy usage, leading to lower electricity bills and reduced environmental impact.
  2. Cost Savings: One of the most immediate benefits of energy monitoring is cost savings. By pinpointing areas where energy is being used inefficiently, you can take corrective actions. For example, the system can identify if a door or window has been left open while the heating is on. The heating in that room or zone can be turned off automatically, and an alert sent to you. Once the door or window is closed, the heating can be automatically turned back on. Over time, these changes can result in significant reductions in your energy bills, providing a tangible return on your investment.
  3. Environmental Impact: Monitoring your energy usage is not only about saving money but also about reducing your carbon footprint. By actively managing your energy consumption, you contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. Lower energy consumption means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and a reduced impact on the environment, helping combat climate change.
  4. Smart Home Integration: Energy monitoring can seamlessly integrate with other smart home devices and systems. For example, it can work in conjunction with smart thermostats to optimize heating and cooling based on your usage patterns, or it can trigger automation routines to turn off lights and devices when you leave the house. This synergy between energy monitoring and other smart technologies enhances the overall efficiency and convenience of your smart home.

Incorporating energy monitoring into your smart home empowers you to take control of your energy consumption, leading to financial savings, a reduced environmental footprint, and a more efficient and sustainable lifestyle. It offers valuable insights and actionable data, enabling you to make informed decisions about how to best manage your energy usage while enjoying the convenience and integration possibilities that come with a smart home ecosystem.

Energy costs are expected to continue to rise. At Johnson Intelligent Homes we want to empower you with information to help manage energy costs and gain insights into your energy consumption. You may well have a Smart Meter installed today, but remember this only reports on your total energy consumption. As part of our Smart Lighting capabilities, we can monitor the individual light switches for their power consumption. Modules installed behind the light switches can provide detailed power monitoring reporting. We can also deploy smart sockets for individual devices like washing machines, dishwashers etc. Often the easiest approach is to install one smart module into your junction box (or consumer unit). This allows us to measure both your overall energy consumption for the home, as well as individual circuits throughout your home.

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