Your home energy bill could always cost less. But how? The Internet of Things (all of those household devices that connect to the internet) is becoming more diverse than ever.
Adding to the list of super computers and smart phones, now industries are creating wireless devices that combine and connect to create Smart Homes. These devices, like Nest, can be automated to turn on, off, and conserve energy whenever you like. Some can even learn your habits like when you want your coffee to be ready.
These devices can be simple, such as a motion sensor that will turn a light on when you enter the room, or more complex, such as SmartLiving, a set-up that allows you to much program your entire house.
All these devices have these three things in common:
- They are supposed to make life easier
- They will all be connected and controlled by your smart phone, eventually
- Most of them are designed to save you money on your energy bill
The Internet of Things is still relatively new.
There are some bugs to fix before everyone will have a fully functioning Smart Home. However, there are some really cool devices out there that deserve to be tried out.
Due to the fact that there isn’t one service that currently connects all of these devices, life is still a little tough, even if you don’t have to turn down your thermostat every day. There are plenty of people working on the issues, so it shouldn’t be a problem for much longer.
Smart Home devices such as Nest, wireless LEDs, and GreenIQ are obviously designed to conserve resources. Other ideas are still in design phases, working out the kinks to make the product less of a stress on you and your energy costs.
Some Smart Home devices are simple and can be easily installed with little or no hassle. You will start saving energy immediately Some devices may have a learning curve, but will also prove to be energy efficient.