Four simple ways to save $500 on energy costs

Courtney Muraczewski
03/06/2019 in Know How
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Switch off all stand-by devices

Estimated savings: $100

Although devices in standby mode are only small power guzzlers, they shouldn’t be forgotten about. Their power saving potential is often underestimated.

If you disconnect five devices, instead of leaving them connected in stand-by mode, you can save up to $100 on electricity per year.

Even if you are using your TV, you can still save electricity. Try simply lowering its display brightness. This saves electricity while helping extend the lifetime of your device.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

With our Relay Extension, standard outlets can be intelligently controlled to disconnect power when not in use. It’s a true powerhouse that will switch the heaviest loads with ease.

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Switch off all stand-by devices

Estimated savings: $100

Although devices in standby mode are only small power guzzlers, they shouldn’t be forgotten about. Their power saving potential is often underestimated.

If you disconnect five devices, instead of leaving them connected in stand-by mode, you can save up to $100 on electricity per year.

Even if you are using your TV, you can still save electricity. Try simply lowering its display brightness. This saves electricity while helping extend the lifetime of your device.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

With our Relay Extension, standard outlets can be intelligently controlled to disconnect power when not in use. It’s a true powerhouse that will switch the heaviest loads with ease.

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Create air flow with open windows

Estimated savings: $150

Instead of always leaving windows shut, it is better to open them every few hours for a few minutes, when you can take advantage of the weather and temperature outside. Especially if windows are opposite of each other, this can create more air flow.

After opening the windows, you should make sure, of course, that heating/cooling is turned off. Even after you’ve closed the windows again, you will be fine to leave the heat off for a short time. This is because you can take advantage of some heat that is actually stored in the walls, helping you save a little more on costs.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

In communication with the Door & Window Contact Air or the Window Handle Air, your home will notify you if a window is left open via the Loxone Smart Home App. If you want the room to automatically regulate heating/cooling once a window is opened or closed, it can be set to your liking.

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Create air flow with open windows

Estimated savings: $150

Instead of always leaving windows shut, it is better to open them every few hours for a few minutes, when you can take advantage of the weather and temperature outside. Especially if windows are opposite of each other, this can create more air flow.

After opening the windows, you should make sure, of course, that heating/cooling is turned off. Even after you’ve closed the windows again, you will be fine to leave the heat off for a short time. This is because you can take advantage of some heat that is actually stored in the walls, helping you save a little more on costs.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

In communication with the Door & Window Contact Air or the Window Handle Air, your home will notify you if a window is left open via the Loxone Smart Home App. If you want the room to automatically regulate heating/cooling once a window is opened or closed, it can be set to your liking.

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Use LED lighting fixtures

Estimated savings: $150

LEDs are significantly more durable and energy efficient. They can save you up to 80% on electricity. So in a year, this means saving approximately $150.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

We recommend using our specially developed LED lighting, from modern RGBW and WW spots to stylish pendant luminaires. All with paired control elements. You’ll find all the products you need for an intelligent and energy-saving lighting solution.

These benefits completely justify spending a little extra on LEDs. Plus, they tend to last longer  – about 20,000 hours compared to 1,000 hours for basic light bulbs.

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Use LED lighting fixtures

Estimated savings: $150

LEDs are significantly more durable and energy efficient. They can save you up to 80% on electricity. So in a year, this means saving approximately $150.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

We recommend using our specially developed LED lighting, from modern RGBW and WW spots to stylish pendant luminaires. All with paired control elements. You’ll find all the products you need for an intelligent and energy-saving lighting solution.

These benefits completely justify spending a little extra on LEDs. Plus, they tend to last longer  – about 20,000 hours compared to 1,000 hours for basic light bulbs.

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Lower the room temperature by 1º

Estimated savings: $100

Studies suggest that lowering the room temperature by 1º can save up to 10% on heating costs. Over a year, you can see yourself saving over $100.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

Intelligent heating control means more than just making sure that your room is always set to the optimal temperature. It also does this with the highest level possible of energy efficiency.

Even further, the system will know to lower itself when you’re not home. Then when you return, you home will welcome you with your comfortable temperature again. All you have to do is set what times you are home or away. Your home takes care of the rest, and you save about 30% on heating costs.

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Lower the room

temperature by 1º

Estimated savings: $100

Studies suggest that lowering the room temperature by 1º can save up to 10% on heating costs. Over a year, you can see yourself saving over $100.

In the Loxone Smart Home:

Intelligent heating control means more than just making sure that your room is always set to the optimal temperature. It also does this with the highest level possible of energy efficiency.

Even further, the system will know to lower itself when you’re not home. Then when you return, you home will welcome you with your comfortable temperature again. All you have to do is set what times you are home or away. Your home takes care of the rest, and you save about 30% on heating costs.

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