Do you always forget to turn off the lights when you go to work in the morning? Or do you suddenly realize on the way to the airport that the heating is still on? It happens to the best of us, but it is not very sustainable. Fortunately, there are nowadays smart solutions that make your life easier and more sustainable. No idea where to start? We will help you on your way.
With smart lighting you make your life easier and you save energy. For example, you can set lamps to switch on and off automatically at fixed times, or when you enter or leave a room. In any case, smart lamps ensure that the chance that they remain on unnecessarily is much smaller. Is this happening anyway? Then you can often check this via an app and then switch it off remotely.
Another good step towards a more sustainable house can be smart thermostat to be. This means that your heating is only on when you are at home and that way you save energy. For example, you have a very user-friendly thermostat from the brand tado. You can control this remotely with the accompanying app and link it to your Google Assistant, so you can also operate it with your voice.
Smart sun protection
With smart sun blinds, solar sensors monitor the temperature and sunlight around your house. The sun blinds automatically lower at high temperatures. This ensures that your house does not heat up too much in the summer. Are the temperatures just starting to drop? Then the system ensures that as much light as possible enters and that the sun can heat up your house a little.
You would like to make your home smarter and more sustainable, but you still think it is too big a step to replace all your appliances at once. We understand that. Fortunately, there are also smart plugs, with which you can make your normal devices smart. For example, you can connect your television or coffee maker to this. You can then also operate it with an app and have it work according to schedules. So you never have to worry that you accidentally left them on, because you can easily check this in the app.
Electric charging station
Do you already drive one electric car? Then a charging station at home is indispensable if you want to make your life more sustainable and efficient. Of course you have the costs of purchase and installation, but in the end you are cheaper. You are also not bound by loading times, where you stand still for a long time in a public place. You simply plug in the charger in the evening and you can leave the next morning with a full battery.
Invest in solar panels
Do you really want to take sustainability seriously? Then you can consider investing in solar panels. This is a golden combination with a smart home. For example, it is possible to only run a number of your smart devices when the sun is shining and the yield of your solar panels is maximized. Consider, for example, energy guzzlers such as a washing machine or dryer.