If you’re weighing up the positives of installing smart home technology, you may be thinking: “it all sounds great, but how much is it going to cost me?”
A common misconception about smart home technology is that it’s the reserve of large properties and an even larger budget. Thanks to a host of options available on the market, this is no longer the case; there are automations and solutions to suit everybody’s needs.
When it comes to the long-term benefits, the cost of a smart home rewire during a renovation cannot be compared to standard electrical installations.
The likes of Loxone smart home technology is specifically designed to save time and money in the long-run, as well as enhance security and lifestyle.
Here’s the lowdown on why the cost of a refit shouldn’t deter you from numerous long-term savings and advantages.
With an automated home, you have the tools at your disposal to significantly reduce your heating bills. Thanks to Loxone technology, you have the ability to heat rooms individually. Perhaps the study or spare bedroom are rarely used. Not a problem – with a handy app, you can set the temperature of each individual room, so you’re not blasting out heat into spaces that are mostly unoccupied.
What’s more, Loxone is designed to learn. It will gauge how long it takes for each room to heat up to your liking and determine exactly when to switch itself on and off automatically. Maybe you’re working late and won’t be back home at the usual time. With a quick swipe on the app, you can turn off the heating settings remotely, saving even more money.
LED Lighting Fixtures
With specially developed Loxone LED lights, we can install a range of lighting products to give you intelligent and energy-saving lighting for your home. LEDs last considerably longer than standard bulbs and use 60% less electricity. They can operate for up to 20,000 hours, compared to conventional bulbs which usually have a lifespan of around 1,000 hours. As for the savings? On average, you’re looking at around £232 chopped off your bill every year. We know what we’d prefer!
Switching off Standby Devices
It’s easy to turn a blind-eye to devices that are left on standby. However, just because they’re not ‘on’, doesn’t mean they’re not guzzling up considerable amounts of power. Simply disconnecting standby devices from the electricity can save you as much as £80 a year. With Loxone’s Smart Socket Air, you can disconnect devices from the power supply with minimal effort. Whether it’s forgetting to turn the hair straighteners off or switching off all the sockets in your home with one click of the ‘goodnight’ button, it’s got you covered.
These are just a few of the ways in which smart home technology can help you save money on bills in the long-run. If you have any questions about installations for your home, get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to help.