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What is the future of energy efficient homes?

In a world where sustainability and environmental consciousness are becoming increasingly important, the future of homes is undoubtedly centered around energy efficiency. As we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and minimize energy consumption, the demand for energy-efficient homes is on the rise. In this blog, we explore the exciting journey towards a greener future and the pivotal role electricians play in shaping it.

Smart Homes and Automation

The future of energy-efficient homes lies in the integration of smart technologies and home automation. Electricians are at the forefront of installing and maintaining these systems, allowing homeowners to monitor and control their energy usage seamlessly. From smart thermostats to lighting control systems, these innovations contribute to significant energy savings.

Solar Power Revolution

Solar power is no longer a futuristic concept; it’s a reality that is reshaping the energy landscape. Electricians are instrumental in the installation of solar panels, transforming homes into self-sufficient energy producers. As solar technology advances, the cost of installation decreases, making it a viable option for more homeowners.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

The appliances we use daily are evolving to become more energy-efficient. From energy-star rated refrigerators to high-efficiency HVAC systems, electricians are crucial in ensuring these appliances are installed correctly and safely. Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances not only reduces energy consumption but also lowers utility bills in the long run.

Innovations in Lighting

LED lighting has already revolutionized the way we illuminate our homes. Electricians are helping homeowners make the switch to energy-efficient LED lights, which not only consume less energy but also have a longer lifespan. Smart lighting systems further enhance energy savings by allowing users to customize and optimize their lighting usage.

Energy Storage Solutions

The future of energy-efficient homes involves storing excess energy for later use. Electricians are key players in the installation of energy storage solutions, such as advanced battery systems. These systems not only enable homeowners to store excess energy generated from renewable sources but also provide backup power during outages.

Electrification of Transportation

As the world shifts towards electric vehicles (EVs), the demand for home charging stations is growing. Installing these charging stations in homes making it convenient for homeowners to embrace electric transportation. The integration of EVs into energy-efficient homes contributes to a holistic approach to sustainable living.

The future of energy-efficient homes is bright, with electricians playing a pivotal role in shaping this transformative journey. From smart technologies to solar power, energy-efficient appliances, innovative lighting, and beyond, electricians are at the forefront of implementing solutions that make homes greener and more sustainable. As we embrace these advancements, we not only reduce our environmental impact but also pave the way for a more energy-efficient and sustainable future.

High West Electric is based in Denver, CO, and serves the entire metro area. Our customer service-based approach ensures that each client enjoys the process from installation to the end product – no matter the size of the job. Our goal is to be YOUR electrician and offer an experience that goes Beyond the Wires. Visit our website to learn more.

smart home technology

Save Money With Smart Home Technology

This blog will discuss how smart home technology can save you money and be a selling point if you are considering selling. You often judge a house by its looks. But guess what? Now you can also judge it by its IQ. Think smart thermostats, smart lighting, and app-controlled security systems. Smart home technology can up your relevance factor, make homes easier to operate, and save you money!

 A Home’s Technology Matter

Imagine this. You walk into your home and motion-activated lighting automatically turns on as you enter. A smart thermostat adjusts the temperature for ultimate comfort and savings once it senses you are back home. The window blinds are adjusted based on the sun’s direction. And the smart speaker is telling you about your home’s features. Impressive, right?

Four in 10 Americans have bought a smart home device since the COVID-19 outbreak and are more interested in smart home technology, according to a 2020 REALTOR.com study.

 Increasing Marketability with Smart Technology

Consumers between 18 and 34 said they would pay more for homes with home theaters, smart speakers in every room, and connected kitchens, according to the same REALTOR.com study. In the 25 to 54 age group, consumers said they’d pay more for generators and EV charging stations. And for those 55 and older, solar roof tiles, smart doorbells, and security systems would be worth extra money.

You can easily add smart home technology to modernize an older home and help it compete with newer ones. After all, many homebuilders offer smart home packages to outfit new homes with smart thermostats, app-controlled garage doors, smart lighting, door locks, and video security systems.

Smart home technology investments can range from $20 for adding smart lightbulbs to $20,000 or more for automated solutions that connect systems in one hub for an entire house. For $1,500, you can outfit your home with multiple systems like a smart speaker, smart lighting, and a smart thermostat to increase the home’s smart tech appeal. For about $5,500, homeowners could automate the lights, door locks, and thermostat, and install a smart speaker, hub, and smart plugs in three rooms.

Save On Your Energy Bills

The average home spends at least $2,000 annually on energy bills. By switching to energy-efficient appliances, equipment and lighting, that number can be cut by 1/3.

Smart thermostats are great for big savings. Close to half of a typical energy bill is spent on heating and cooling. Having a thermostat that knows your schedule, and adjusts the temperature when you’re home or away, is an easy way to save money. With Nest, for example, you can also check your energy usage and adjust the temperature remotely, from your smartphone.

Smart lights & lightbulbs are more energy efficient and can be set to timers and motion sensors. For example, when you enter a room, the lights can be programmed to detect your presence and turn on to greet you. And when you leave, the lights will automatically shut off. Using bulbs that are energy efficient and installing automatic dimmers, will also add help save money and energy.

Regardless of how extensive your devices are, using smart devices will save you real money but you must ensure your home’s electricity is equipped to handle additional devices.

That’s where we come in! We offer free assessments that will let you know what your electric system can handle. If you need an upgrade, no problem, we have you covered! We can also recommend and install many of these smart technologies.

High West Electric is based in Denver, CO, and serves the entire metro area. Our customer service-based approach ensures that each client enjoys the process from installation to the end product – no matter the size of the job. Our goal is to be YOUR electrician and offer an experience that goes Beyond the Wires. We offer free estimates. Visit our website to learn more.