One of the energy optimization puzzles is a thermostat that has the ability to adjust its target temperature basing on the number of people in the room, time of the day, day of the week as well as the weather. A whole automation system can adjust window blinds on either sides of the home depending on the time of the day so as to absorb or block solar heat.
Your appliances and water heater will go into energy saver mode in case you happen to be far away. Deutsche Telekom said in its study on the smart home market that dynamic energy meters that offer better visualization, monitoring and control of energy use are an important next step. It is important that you be informed about peak power cost times so that you run energy-heavy equipment during off-peak hours.
“Homes and the appliances and equipment within them are much more efficient now than in the past,” says Karen L. Palmer, research director and senior fellow at Resources For the Future. Along with higher efficiency standards and improved technology, utility programs to promote consumer adoption have helped.
There is a high likelihood that stand-alone smart home energy tools will be accepted when associated with adjacent category such as security systems. For instance, setting the alarm will make the thermostat to automatically adjust itself to an empty house