Technology is something that has embedded itself in almost every aspect of our lives, be it the smartphone in our pockets, or A.I. now being used in cars to initiate safe driving. All these have been made possible because of some of the brightest minds in the world. Thanks to these brilliant minds, there are many appliances available in the market that can turn your house into a smart home. A smart home is a concept achieved through a network of interconnected devices that makes smart decisions through either analysis of situation or pre-programmed schedules.
In simpler words, a smart home either knows your preference or can be taught with simple steps. Apart from the obvious convenience that it brings to your life, there is another upside to smart homes that has raised a lot of eyebrows in the past but has been proven to be accurate, i.e., they are energy efficient. But how does technology contribute to reducing energy consumption when the problem began with the use of technology in the first place? And how does a smart home puts the reins of energy consumption in the hands of the owner? Let's take a look.
Understanding the Concept of Idle Energy Consumption
While the common understanding is that when you switch off anything, the energy stops getting consumed in any manner. While that is true for several of our appliances, it does not stand true for any device you may be operating with a remote. Switching off your T.V. with your remote only puts the appliance in a condition of "idling," where it is kept on standby and still consuming about 19% of energy as compared to when it is on.
The same can be said for your A.C., which has a much higher energy consumption as compared to your T.V. Another common habit of keeping the fans and bulbs further add to the idling energy consumption in our homes. All these have an adverse effect on the environment apart from adding to the monthly electricity bill.
How Does Smart Home Help in Saving Energy
A smart home is basically all of your appliances connected to a wireless network that put them all in direct connection with either your smartphone or your computer so you can stay connected to your devices wherever you are.
How does this help? You can check the power status of any appliance that is connected to the network. And if your appliances are built in the 'Smart' way, you get additional benefits from them as well. You can schedule when you want them to turn on or off without having to go through the hassle of doing it yourself. You can schedule the A.C. to turn on before you get home so that it is cold as soon as you step in, or set the dishwasher to wash your dishes while you are not at home, saving you some time, and most simple, turn things off when they are not in use and are yet idling energy.
How Much Energy Efficiency Are we Talking?
A lot. Air conditioners and lighting forms form about 27% of our energy consumption. With scheduled on and off timings and motion-sensing technology embedded in our appliances, we are looking at saving at least 10 to 12% of our average electricity bill. Other appliances like microwaves, T.V.s, computers, gaming consoles, heaters, etc. all can be automatically programmed to be turned off when left for idling to save power. You can also program your dishwasher to operate when the energy demands are low, so they work optimally and without hassles.
When everything around us is getting smart, why should we keep our homes from riding the technological wave? Smart homes are not the future of living, they are the present and should be acknowledged by everyone, for a better life and a better future. And if you are looking to build your smart home in one of the luxury flats in Jaipur, then investment through KGK Realty will be the best choice that you can make. Talk to an expert on Jaipur's real estate market by visiting us or booking an appointment from our homepage.