Use Smart Home Automation to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

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One of the lesser-touted benefits of smart home automation is that it can help you decrease your environmental impact. Protecting the environment is a concept we should all be able to get behind. The less energy we use, the less negative impact we have on the world around us.

Thankfully, smart home automation makes it possible for you to reduce the size of your carbon footprint without giving up any of the comfort or luxury you have become accustomed to in your Los Angeles, CA home. Keep reading to discover the energy-saving benefits of living in a smart home. 

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Efficient Heating and Cooling

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature no matter what the outside weather takes energy. When the summer sun is sizzling the streets outside your home, there is no question that you should use your air conditioning to keep yourself cool. Using smart home automation products like smart thermostats makes it possible to stay comfortable and reduce the amount of energy. 

A smart thermostat allows you to adjust your climate control through your smartphone. This means you can turn down your air conditioning for the bulk of the day and turn it up when you are on your way home. A smart thermometer with AI can do even more to save energy. In fact, it learns your temperature preferences and automatically adjusts the temperature to meet your needs throughout the day and night. As it learns your routines, it can suggest ways for you to stay comfortable while saving even more energy.

Automatic Shades and Blinds

One thing that will affect how much energy it takes to keep your home cool is the amount of sunlight that enters your home. While you may enjoy the early morning sun in your breakfast nook, if the shades are not drawn by noon, the sun may make that room too warm to spend time in. Shades and blinds serve two primary purposes, they give you privacy, and they allow you to determine how much sunlight enters your home.

You may not have the time to run around opening and closing your blinds or shades all day to control the amount of sunlight that enters your home while ensuring unwanted eyes won’t see into your home after dark. Smart home automation that includes automatic shades and blinds means you don’t have to.

Automated blinds and shades can be programmed to open and close at specific times of the day. For even greater energy efficiency, they can be programmed to open and close based on the amount of sunlight and the season. Without any effort on your part, your smart blinds and shades can open fully on a cool day and close completely on a hot and sunny one. They will also open and close based on the time of day so that your home will appear to be occupied even when you are away from home overnight.


To learn more about how smart home automation in your Los Angeles home can reduce the size of your carbon footprint and help to protect the environment, reach out to AUDIOVISONS. We have been helping modernize home technology since 1989 and specialize in energy management through smart home automation.

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