Innovation in Home Heating Means Smarter Spending
In case you haven’t heard, today’s technological innovations have made their way into our homes. What was once a benefit to our work and social lives, is now also becoming an integral part of how we operate in our homes.
IoT at Home
The Internet of Things or “IoT” is just that… a network of wirelessly connected devices communicating with each other to make everyday efficiencies possible. Consider the coffee machine you can set to brew a hot cup using an app on your phone before you even get out of bed. Or the way you can check in on the kids after school on video or unlock the door for them when you’re not home.
When it comes to home heating, this type of innovation is also leading the charge to help homeowners become more in tune with their energy consumption levels and also take better control of their utilities.
With connected thermometers, for example, it’s possible to change the temperature settings in the home based on the time of day, outdoor temperatures, or a host of other reasons.
In the future, and as this technology advances, homeowners will be able to better manage energy demands, find new ways to cut down usage and even discover the best time to handle their energy-intense tasks (like washing clothes and the dishes) and perform those tasks at optimal times. Saving them money and decrease their consumption levels.
Other technologies like smart hot water tanks that only warm water when it’s time to use it or technology that will open and close blinds on the windows to optimize natural heat from the sun or keep the cold out, are all possibilities that are in the works.
While the future remains to be seen, there is innovation is abound.
Arbor Energy is keeping up with these changes and technology and is working to help you add these benefits to your home. We’ve already started to offer some customers a tank monitoring offering that they are really enjoying. The offering provides great accuracy with reading the usage and levels in a fuel tank to save time and money.
If you have questions or would like to know more about tank monitoring for your home, give us a call to discuss today!