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Make your devices even smarter

Intelligent homes can help you maximize energy efficiency

Smart devices are undoubtedly making life more convenient in so many ways. Being able to control so many aspects of your home with your voice or your phone is definitely smart.

But did you know that they’re also a smart way to significantly reduce your energy usage? You can program smart devices from anywhere to fit around your schedule. Features such as geofencing, usage alerts and energy saving modes can help reduce your usage, and add up to big savings.

Smart devices work better together. There are many ways you can connect smart devices to each other and these connections help improve the usability and the intelligence of your system, which can help you save even more energy in the long run.

7 smart devices that can reduce your bill based on average usage:

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    Smart thermostats: Getting your smart thermostat to automatically lower the temperature to 16°C when it senses you’re away from home could save you around $55 a year.

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    Smart baseboard heating controls: Getting smart baseboard heating controls to turn off the heat in empty rooms could save you around $150 a year.

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    Smart light switches: Using smart light switches to control and set timers for your lights from your smartphone could save you around $10 a year.

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    Smart lighting: Reducing artificial light and turning off redundant lighting with ENERGY STAR-certified smart lighting could save you over $40 a year.

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    Smart kitchen appliances: Getting your kitchen appliances to run at the optimum temperature for just the right amount of time could save you $5 a year.

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    Smart air purifier: Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified smart air purifier could save you around $25 a year.

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    Smart clothes dryer: Buying a clothes dryer with a smart moisture sensor could save you $8 a year.

Some of these smart devices can obviously save you more than others, but together, they could add up to nearly $300 a year. That’s pretty smart!