As the world continues becoming more energy conscious, green home improvements also seem to be rising in popularity. Not only are individuals able to now track their usage and areas of improvement but technological advances have also targeted many of the more common expenditures typically associated with rising costs. Home upgrades targeting these areas can not only help individuals lower their power bill but steps to reduce greenhouse emissions are also proven to be extremely beneficial.
Smart home devices
continue their expansion and relevant energy consumption has also begun to coincide with their use. Being able to control when items are functional, in addition to properly utilizing components only when they are needed, can help to reduce the amount of energy inefficiency which used to exist inside each and every home. These modifications can greatly benefit homeowners and there are many popular home upgrades that are seeing increased usage now and will well into the future.
Long gone are the days of manual control and timers for lights or other electrical items controlled by a single switch. Instead of having to rely on manual functionality, many of today’s items can be controlled via a smartphone or alternate interface. This not only aids in giving the impression of occupancy, but also in energy usage as lights (both indoor and outdoor) do not necessarily need to be in operation any longer than deemed necessary.
The ability to control items via remote control has expanded far beyond the television. While there is some common usage, i.e. ceiling fans, smart switches and devices have also led to smart phone technology becoming the controlling factor for many electrical items within a household.
The “set it and forget it” practice appears to be losing momentum as homeowners are now able to control their heating and cooling costs based on occupancy, timing, outdoor temperatures, and a variety of other factors. Controlling the temperature of your home throughout the day, there are now smart devices which also learn the best practices for your system and adjust accordingly.
Having accessible outlets for electrical needs is also a new trend for many homeowners. Instead of having to drape or hide wire across a room, the utilization of properly placed electrical outlets seems to be a more functional approach. From wall hung televisions to properly placed exercise equipment (treadmills, bikes, etc.) the importance of a useful power supply is rising in popularity.
GFCI’s (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)
The inclusion of GFCI’s for areas prone to water exposure has become part of the building code in many areas. This helps to eliminate the potential for a breaker flipping and can also help to avoid fires or other potentially dangerous results of any circuit overload.
Not only are power/ground plugs a necessity, but accessibility to quality charging ports has also become a concern for many new homeowners. As a result, ensuring that options are available across the house can be extremely important to ensure that your devices are charged and fully functional when needed.
If you have any questions about the rise in power usage accountability, give the Luxray Electric and Solar
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