The concepts of energy efficiency and energy savings are not irrelevant ideas to home automation. This is because one of the consequences of a perfectly automated building or home is that of the efficient use of energy within a building or a home that consequently leads to a reduction in energy consumption. The smartest way to save money for a business is to engage in a holistic and effective energy management system, and anyone who runs a business knows this fact. The simple replacement of incandescent lights into LED lights within a huge building, for example, would definitely allow a building owner to greatly save on his/her energy bills. However, if a building, for example, is fully automated, any excessive use of energy will surely be eliminated, and a fully automated building will surely become completely energy efficient.
How Can Full Automation Leverage the Energy Saving Scheme of a Business?
As said earlier, it isn’t difficult to see how any energy-saving scheme can be greatly enhanced within a fully automated building. Contemporary fully automated buildings are duly equipped with powerful and intelligent light sensors that are capable of figuring out if a room within a building doesn’t have any occupant. An intelligent light sensor, for example, will occasion the immediate turning off of lights inside a room if it senses that a room is unoccupied. Just imagine, for example, how much you would save on energy if every light within your building is automatically turning on and off when it is used or not used. Obviously, you would save a lot on your energy consumption cost.
Saving on your HVAC Energy Consumption
But it is not only with an energy efficient lighting system that you would save a lot on your energy consumption. If every room of your home, for example, is equipped with intelligent sensors, you can be very sure that your AC units will not consume energy beyond what is necessary. Your AC units will become smart if they are hooked to smart sensors.
Smart sensors enable great automation system within buildings. Smart sensors like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning sensors (HVAC sensors) greatly complement intelligent lighting sensors. The HVAC sensors definitely enable your building to save on its AC energy consumptions. It is a fact that HVAC system is very important to the wellbeing of the occupants of a building; hence, almost every home has an HVAC system that makes habitation within a building ideal. However, more often, building occupants and owners spend an enormous amount of money for the payment due to the use of HVAC units. With HVAC sensors at hand, and with the building fully automated, it is easy to see how a building will become perfectly automated and energy efficient.
Lastly, HVAC system is part and extension of a huge network of district heating. Hence, it requires metering to bill its consumption. Without smart HVAC sensors to monitor the heating and cooling system of a building, the cost of energy consumption due to HVAC units would surely be huge. In any fully automated building, the heating system and cooling system are fully automated, enabling building managers to save on the cost of their energy consumption.