Using Home Automation to Save Energy & Increase Convenience
Our Smart Home Automation systems control everything electrical in the home – including renewable energies. By monitoring energy production, and controlling its use, we can save huge amounts of energy whilst ensuring your home is always performing at its best. Imagine a scenario where a set of solar panels on a roof are producing energy – we can monitor their output and direct the energy to the most power hungry devices in the home. For instance our first priority might be to warm the hot water tank via immersion heaters – providing hot water and heating to the entire home – we trickle energy in throughout the day to ensure consumption never outstrips supply. When the hot water tank is at temperature we consult our energy plan and divert the energy to the next most power hungry device – this might be heated towel rails in bathrooms, swimming pool heating or utilising a tumble drier. Clients have the option to over ride at any point – switching devices as normal but the energy plan ensures that energy is used in the most efficient way possible and your home is running optimally.
Advanced Energy Controls
By analysing which electrical sub systems in the home use the most energy usage we can ensure your home runs as efficiently as possible – scheduling their use when electricity is cheapest or renewable energies are at their highest output. Intelligent switching of devices ensures that rooms are warm when required and hot water is always available whilst ensuring energy usage is as low as possible. The savings can be huge, by controlling subsystems we can offer more flexibility that the controls which manufacturers provide. For instance on past projects we have enhanced the standard air conditioning controls – which continuously provide air at a certain set point – to cycle the air conditioning when the correct temperature is reached. This logical approach saves clients huge amounts of energy with air conditioning now operating for a fraction of the time compared to the manufacturers standard approach. When a home includes renewable energies we can divert energy to sub systems as required – using energy to heat hot water first, then towel rails in bathrooms before diverting energy to swimming pool heating. The Energy plan is hugely flexible and ensures your home runs at it’s most efficient – increasing convenience whilst minimising energy use.
Smart Home Automation Control of Renewable Energies
More and more clients are integrating renewable energy in to their new homes. We are experts in integrating solar PV panels, solar thermal and ground source heat pumps. We can precisely monitor their output and make intelligent decisions based on the heating and energy plans created above. We usually find directing energy to a hot water store is the priority – hot water can then be used to heat the home as well as being used in showers and baths. If energy production continues we can keep the hot water tank at temperature whilst pre-warming areas of the home – either common areas or bringing colder rooms up to temperature – pre-emptively warming the fabric of the home ready for the family to arrive home. This smart home approach to renewable energy controls ensures the maximum return on the investment of renewable energy whilst increasing convenience.