Smart technology has taken the world by storm over the last few decades, completely transforming homes, businesses, and lives everywhere. Smart devices and automated systems help us get things done faster, more efficiently, and usually for a lower cost.
But, more importantly, smart technology doesn’t just benefit humans—it benefits the environment too. Check out some of the green effects smart products for the home and business have on the world around us!
1) Reduce energy waste
Residential and commercial heating and cooling systems are responsible for a significant portion of the world’s energy waste. Smart technology gives you the ability to control your property’s heat and air conditioning remotely, and monitor it more closely. Being able to manage airflow in your home or business at any time, from anywhere, conserves energy by only heating and cooling where and when it is necessary.
2) Use electricity more efficiently
Electricity, especially lighting, has an immense carbon footprint. By using smart products and control devices—such as an app that allows you to turn off your lights right from your phone—you’re better able to regulate how much electricity your appliances and home systems are using. Smart lighting also employs energy-efficient LED bulbs with adjustable brightness, giving you even greater control of your energy use.
3) Conserve water
Controlled water usage is another excellent opportunity to help conserve one of the world’s most important finite resources. Smart irrigation systems can prevent property owners from overwatering their landscape, sensing exactly how much water it needs and when, to run on the most efficient schedule. Smaller scale smart devices, such as leak detectors, showerheads, and faucets, also help us adjust water usage in the home and make the most out of every drop.
If you’re interested in implementing eco-friendly smart technology to make your home or business more sustainable, contact the professionals at Smart Home Solutions. We offer design and installation services for a wide variety of residential and commercial technologies in Maryland to help make your life easier and your environmental impact smaller.
Call us today at 410-878-2448 to speak with a team member about the best smart products and systems for your needs and goals!