Smart technology can save you considerable amounts of money on running and maintenance costs and energy usage.
Installing heating control systems such as Nest in your home will typically save you around 10-15% of you typically heating and if applicable cooling bills each year. These savings are made by the intelligent systems learning when you are typically at home and the temperature you like at each time of day and controlling your heating accurately to deliver heat only when you need it thus saving money on heating an unoccupied house or overheating the house at night. Systems such as Nest can also be integrated into to a wider smart home system thus allowing a single smart home app to control your heating as well as your security, home entertainment and lighting etc.
The smart lighting system also saves around 10-20% on electricity usage on lighting over the course of a year as their intelligent dimming capabilities reduce the power sent to each light when the lights are dimmed (even when the level of dimming can be unperceivable by the human eye energy is still saved). Designing a lighting scheme throughout the house that uses purely LED lighting reaps even great benefits saving up to 75% on electricity bills for lighting use.
A smart home system can also save you even more energy by automatically turning off all AV equipment lighting and heating etc automatically when you leave the house so no lights and TV’s get left on all in children’s bedrooms!
A smart home system can also provide energy usage monitoring showing you what you use for heating, lighting home entertainment systems and general sockets throughout the house so you can see where energy is being used most and beneficial effects of the smart home system controlling energy use over time.