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How a Smart Home System Can Help You Save Energy During the Warmer Months


COVID-19 has caused many of us to spend more time indoors over the last few months. A silver lining in the pandemic is getting plenty of time to enjoy all our homes have to offer.

Now that the warmer months are here, your energy bills will likely increase. To reduce costs and keep your Westport, CT, home energy efficient, design a smart home system that includes lighting, shading, and climate control.

Here are some features to incorporate into your system.

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What light bulbs do you have in your home right now? If they’re not LED bulbs, you may be wasting money due to your energy bills. LED bulbs can dramatically lower your utility costs since they use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

You can use smart technology to create a schedule for your LED bulbs to automatically turn on every morning and turn off every night at specific times. These same lights can know to automatically turn off when you’re outside the house, and power on before you return. You won’t have to worry about lights staying on in your home when you’re not there and increasing your energy bill.

You can also install dimmer features that will reduce the amount of light emitted from your bulbs. Dimming your lights to half of its output can reduce its energy use — which is automatic savings on your utility bill. Plus, dimmer features can help create a soft ambiance and better match your body’s energy when you’re trying to wind down.


Motorized shades can also save you money on your energy bills. Most of us love the feel of natural sunlight and how it brightens up a room. However, having too much sunlight entering your home can make your air conditioner work harder to keep you cool — especially during the Connecticut summer. This is where motorized shades come in. They help block sunlight and reduce your HVAC costs.

Your motorized shades can know ahead of time when to lower during the warmest part of the day. Smart technology allows your shades to learn when to raise and lower based on temperatures and sunlight, and follow a schedule of when to adjust.


For this upcoming summer and all year round, you can utilize smart thermostats to set the perfect temperatures for your home. Smart thermostats cool and heat your home only as much as needed. With smart technology, a thermostat can learn your heating and cooling preferences, and utilize room sensors to affect specific areas more accurately.

You can also schedule temperature changes throughout the day with smart climate control. Many smart thermostats also have diagnostic capabilities that can detect problems with your ducting or HVAC system. All of these features help your home’s climate stay efficient and your energy bills from being overpriced.


You can incorporate smart technology into your lighting, shading, and HVAC systems and connect them all in a central smart home system. Smart home automation can give you ultimate convenience; it allows you to control everything with a touch of a button from the smart device of your choice.

Want to dim your lights through your smartphone? Or use your phone to make your living room’s temperature a little cooler? You can do both with a smart home system. Want to lower your shades during the day for a quick nap? You can use voice commands so your shades can lower while you’re lying in bed.

Here at Advanced Home Audio, our mission is to refine the world’s most sophisticated home technology to simplify and enhance your life. Don’t hesitate to call us to find out more about smart home systems. Our team is ready to offer you our expertise.

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