Saving energy is great for the environment and even better for your bank! There are immediate things you can do to save energy at home without using technology or learning how to use it less. Smart home technology is the perfect way to save your time and effort worrying about how to save, when you can just turn your appliances on and off with the click of a button.
1. Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
LED lights are way better to use than incandescent lights because they use about 25% of the wattage incandescent lights use. Think about how much you can save knowing you save 75% less electricity with the same high performing electricity you can get using incandescent lights.
2. Turn Off Lights and Electronics When Not In Use
Turning on and off your lights and electronics when they are not in use is extremely important. You save on what’s called vampire power that sucks up your energy on standby all night long when you leave them on. With Atlantic Energy’s smart home app, you can do this from anywhere in the world at any time of day.
Whether you connect your smart plugs, your lights, your appliances, your entertainment systems, you have complete and total control over your energy when they are not in use.
3. Close Your Shades
Closing your shades can cool your home from the sun, allowing you to not turn your A/C up. With smart home technology, you can do temperature control in your home and even customize them in different rooms. You also can control the climate on timers for when it gets too hot in your home. The easiest way to keep your A/C off, be environmentally friendly and save money is to keep your shades closed from the outside so that the heat doesn’t get in.
4. Use A Timer For Decorative Lights
Around the holiday season, or even just for fun, many people put up decorative lights and leave them on for long periods of time. This kind of lighting sucks up energy when it’s not in use. Put the lights on a timer, so they aren’t on all night sucking up “vampire energy.” A timer also helps you not forget to turn them on and off when you want to and they can just do it on their own.
5. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programming your thermostat and being able to schedule it will help you save energy and costs on your electricity bill because it can run on it’s own and can save you up to 10% on your bill by programming it to eco-friendly temperatures. You can program different temperatures for different rooms using smart home technology right through our Atlantic Energy app!
6. Invest in Smart Plugs
Plugging something into a smart plug, like a lamp, can give you remote control and voice control access to using them. With voice control, you can use it for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. When using a smart plug, you can turn off devices right from the Atlantic Energy App. Smart plugs can also help you with security. If you plug in your smart camera, you will be able to use and watch what is going on at your home or business on the app.
How Atlantic Energy Can Help
Atlantic Energy’s mission is to have green products in your home that are eco-friendly and, in turn, save you money as well. We want to help you save energy as quickly as possible, and using smart home technology is the best way. Not only can you control your devices and your lighting, but also your appliances. There are things (as mentioned) that you can do right now to save you energy, and you can add that extra boost of complete control with our Atlantic Energy App. We have a skilled team of employees that are happy to explain any of our products to you or even just give you any information on how they work.
We can help your home or even your business, and we want to get you started. Contact us anytime between Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM and see how you can advance your space with eco-friendly products.