25 Jun '12, 11am

Home #Automation to save 15-20% on energy usage, how much are YOU spending? via @ResnetSmartHome

Home #Automation to save 15-20% on energy usage, how much are YOU spending? via @ResnetSmartHome

What many people think about first when they hear the words ‘home automation’ are fancy home security systems that have remote viewing capabilities that monitor your home for fire, break-ins, and other possible problems. A local security service is then notified to deal with the situation. What they may not realize is that the most common automated system in use is the one that controls the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of a home. These modern systems can do things such as monitor the air temperature and make adjustments when necessary, thereby reducing the amount of energy a home uses. Forced air systems are now becoming the standard across North America and offer advantages including: More effective air conditioning Better heating options Energy savings of 15 to 20 percent In addition to programmable thermostats , which regulate home’s temperature to maximiz...

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