Information technology allows you to manage a person’s housing at a new level. And this is only the beginning of the formation of the concept of a widely discussed intellectual habitat. These technologies allow our housing to acquire new properties related to comfort and safety. However, there is another aspect. The relevance of environmental and energy issues requires the search for new possibilities of automation for the rational management of resources in order to save and protect the environment.
Technologies to improve the economy and environmental friendliness of housing are being used more and more actively. These include insulation, modern materials, energy-saving lamps, and a waterproof linear actuator to use outdoor in the related surrounding. At the same time, automation allows you to save an additional 10 to 60% of resources compared to the same object, but without automation. Although the average savings is 31%. It depends on many parameters – the features of the house, the energy resources used, the behavior of the inhabitants, etc.
What can we save with automation?
Automation systems allow for saving different resources. One of the main is the time of man. In addition, these technologies make it possible to better meet human needs such as rest, providing a good level of comfort. Suffice it to mention the genius human invention that plays a special role in the life of modern women – the automatic washing machine. But now we are talking about such resources as electricity, heat, water, and others.
Basic resources are consumed for heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and lighting. Accordingly, the greatest savings potential is hidden precisely in competent managing these resources. Although little things can save you a pretty decent sum of money too. Try to calculate how much it costs during the year when you leave your charging devices on and you will see the difference.
How to create your own modern eco-house
The rational use of electricity and water not only saves money, but also reduces the load on power plants and wastewater treatment plants and, as a result, influences the total amount of industrial emissions into the environment.
A modern smart home is a home automation system that not only saves money, nerves, and protects the house from dangers, but also makes a feasible contribution to caring for the environment!
Energy consumption control
To keep track of energy costs, you can select and install a resource consumption sensor.
The most common option is when the owner of a house or apartment connects a consumption sensor to an electric meter with a “dry contact” pulse output in order to control electricity consumption. The sensor counts the pulses at the output of the meter and transmits this data via radio to the hub, which, in turn, sends the readings to the mobile application. Thus, you can find out exactly how much electricity was spent and you can figure out how to save.
In order to learn about the fire in time and have time to take action, homeowners install fire smoke detectors in the kitchen, in the hallway and in the children’s room. If a fire occurs, the built-in siren of one or more sensors will turn on, and a special notification will be sent to the smartphone of all family members.
In order to effectively manage electrical appliances, many families buy smart plugs. They connect a water heater to one, and use the other, for example, to control the work of an aquarium in a children’s room.
In a special mobile application, you can set up a scenario for the operation of the water heater: the device turns on on weekdays at a specified time, and also turns off at a certain time of the day, in accordance with the owner’s settings. Such scenarios make it possible to use electricity wisely without changing the usual way of life.
You can set the conditions you need yourself, for example, the second outlet will turn on the light in the aquarium at 12.00 every day and turn it off at 22.00. This allows you to create the necessary microclimate for the inhabitants of the aquarium and provide them with a full life, spending electricity only in the required period of time.
Both sockets collect information about energy consumption and transmit it to the application.
Your automated home can become a reliable assistant in the fight for the environment. Some rare models of a smart home can even produce energy for its own consumption in environmentally friendly ways and use it as efficiently as possible. In the near future, we will observe the appearance of the streets and then settlements consisting of such eco-friendly smart houses, united in a common network. Perhaps then the problem of protecting the environment will be less acute.
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