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Automated climate control, smart lighting, and sophisticated sensors can help homeowners keep energy bills in check. If you’re trying to save money on utilities, consider home automation an essential upgrade for your Bradenton, Florida, home.

Climate Control

Did you know that nearly half your home’s energy costs are related to heating and cooling? Simply upgrading to a programmable or Wi-Fi-capable thermostat is one of the best ways to boost your HVAC system’s efficiency and keep your utilitiy costs in control.

Automated temperature controls adjust the thermostat without your direct input. All you have to do is program your desired schedule, and the thermostat does the work for you. For maximum energy savings, program the thermostat to optimal temperatures for energy savings at least eight hours per day, preferably when you’re at work.

Smart Lighting

Lighting isn’t the most efficient area of your home due to fluctuating electricity costs and the fact that we often forget to turn off the the lights when we leave a room. Automated lighting technologies such as timing-based and motion-based systems optimize your home’s lighting by turning them off when not in use. You can also opt for dimmers, which reduce overall wattage to save more energy.

Occupancy Sensors

Motion sensors are available for more than just lighting. You probably know that electronics continue to draw power while plugged in, even if they’re turned off. While you can use power strips for these connections, you still have to remember to flick the switch to power everything down. 

With occupancy sensors, electric controls only turn on when someone is in the room, so you don’t have to remember to unplug your laptop, video game console, or television as you go. Of course, sensors and motion detectors are also ideal for when your family goes on vacation.

See how automated products can maximize your home’s efficiency and reduce costs. Call Aqua Plumbing & Air at (941) 306-3715 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.

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