In the average home, 45% of energy is spent on heating and cooling. Another 25% is spent on lighting, 17% on appliances — including 8% on refrigeration alone — and 13% on water heating. Electricity prices have risen about 30% nationally over the last 10 years. If you’re worried about increasing energy costs, energy-efficient technology and smart home automation can help.
Here are some purposeful planning methods to help you reduce your smart home’s impact on the environment and save money on your utility bills in the process.