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The Beginner's Guide to Energy Management for Texas Homeowners

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Entrust Your Home Safety with State-of-the-Art Technology Systems

If you’ve been looking for a way to reduce your energy expenditure and carbon footprint while making your Allen, TX, home a safer place during outages and storms, then it’s time to consider an energy management system. Imagine being able to monitor devices that need electricity during an ice storm outage or brownout, then being able to prioritize certain appliances with the tap or swipe of your finger. Or even better, have scenes that can be triggered automatically based on the time of the year, the temperature, or the day of the week. It’s all possible with the latest energy management technologies. 

By investing in a high-performance energy management system that can be paired with solar, batteries or generators you’ll be able to effectively manage energy usage along with a wide range of other benefits. Discover what’s possible for North Texas homes below – keep reading.

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Real-Time Energy Monitoring

With a high-end energy management system, you can monitor your entire home’s energy usage in real-time. This means that you can see exactly how much energy you are using at any given moment and identify areas inside and outside your home where you can reduce your usage.

Automated Energy Savings

An energy management system can also automate energy savings for you, leaving you time to enjoy doing something else instead. Imagine this: your energy management system will monitor peak usage and pricing information from your electric provider. Whenever prices are high it will automatically disconnect from the grid and use all your solar energy and battery. Once the rates drop, it will automatically reconnect to the grid and make sure your batteries are charged and ready to go in case you need them again.

In addition to that, we can take energy savings to the next level by pairing it with your home automation system, and allowing it to automatically adjust your thermostat settings when you’re not home or turn off lights and appliances when they’re not in use; at dusk, exterior lights turn on to add safety and curb appeal without a second thought from you.

Integration with Smart Home Devices

If you are a smart home owner, then energy management is the perfect addition to your home! Not only do you have the benefits of monitoring your electrical usage, but you can manage device operation, too, even if you aren’t at home! You can control the energy usage from your smartphone or other connected devices by changing settings on the fly or scheduling the operation of smart thermostats, lighting, appliances, and more!

Energy Independence

With the electric grid perpetually struggling to meet the surging demand and susceptible to frequent power outages induced by storms or heat waves, it becomes critical for individuals to secure their energy independence. By implementing a robust energy management system bolstered by batteries, solar panels, and/or a generator, you gain autonomy from the grid. This empowers you to seamlessly carry out your day-to-day activities, sustain vital work-from-home commitments, and ensure the safety of your family, even during prolonged outages. Embracing such a self-sufficient energy solution guarantees uninterrupted productivity and peace of mind in the face of adversity.

Energy Usage Reports

You’ll receive detailed energy usage reports regularly via smartphone app or email; the choice is yours. With these reports, you’ll be able to identify areas of improvement and make lifestyle changes. Not only can you and your family reduce energy usage and reduce your monthly bills, but you all can work together to reduce your carbon footprint.

With Texas’s ongoing power grid struggle, an energy management solution is an excellent investment for any North Texas homeowner. If you’ve been looking to reduce your impact on the environment while saving money and the planet, and ensuring you are resilient in any sort of power outage, then it’s time to enlist the help of WH SmartHome. 

Connect with our team here to begin exploring the possibilities of total home energy management!

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