It’s Raining Smart Devices
Smart devices for your home not only make it easy to control everything from your sprinklers to your lights, they can also help you save energy and money if you use them properly. And seeing how Americans spend $130 billion a year on wasted energy, we can use all the help we can get. By giving you more control over the things in your home that use energy, smart-home devices can be part of an energy-saving plan.
- D-Link mydlink Outdoor Wifi Smart Plug: With the D-Link mydlink Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W320, it’s easy to control outdoor devices such as decorative lighting and pool pumps with your phone and a mobile app. Equipped with two outlets and a USB charging port, this weatherproof plug installs in minutes! It supports Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands and will work with other smart home devices using IFTTT applets.
- Ecobee Smart Thermostat: The Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control is the company’s fifth-generation model, and as is the case with each Ecobee release, it offers more features than its predecessor. Enhanced Alexa and multimedia support, more powerful audio components, and dual-band Wi-Fi is just a few examples of what this thermostat has to offer. Throw in a user-friendly app, lots of third-party support, and an easy installation process, and you’ve got one of the best smart thermostats you can buy.
- GE Energy Star 115-Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner: The GE Energy Star 115-Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner AHC08LY is an 8,000-BTU Wi-Fi-enabled window unit that you can control with your phone or with your voice. It offers support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice commands, and it works with other smart home devices via Apple HomeKit and IFTTT applets. It also uses your phone’s location services to cool down rooms in your home before you arrive and offers flexible scheduling options and energy usage reports. With many still working from home, this is the perfect option to cool just the room you’re in instead of cooling the entire house.
- Orbit B-Hyve Smart Sprinkler Controller: The Orbit B-Hyve 57950 looks like a traditional sprinkler controller but it’s plenty smart. It has easy-to-use controls and a weatherproof casing, plus it’s a cinch to connect to the internet. Its weather responsiveness isn’t quite as good as the competition’s because it uses more limited weather data. It features manual controls with an LED screen and voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This model works with up to 12 sprinkler zones; a six-zone version is also available.
- Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector: according to the EPA, everyday household leaks account for about 1 trillion gallons of wasted water annually. That’s equivalent to over 1,500 Olympic-size swimming pools. Adding a smart leak sensor is an easy way to monitor under sinks, behind toilets, around washing machines, and other potentially leaky points. When the sensor detects a leak, it sends a smartphone alert so you can tend to the issue before things get out of hand.
Smart devices are just the first step in smartening-up your energy-saving game! To lower your bill and lock in your rates, contact us for a free solar quote or have us test your home’s efficiency with a certified home energy audit.
Our team has independently selected these items featured because we think they’re worth knowing about and we are always looking for ways to Elevate. We have no affiliation relationships with non-Elevation brands. Prices and availability are subject to change.