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Energy

Stemming the flow… Whether you use a Smart Meter Energy usageand can see your live usage, or just monitor your monthly bill increasing, you still have the same question: Where is it going? 

With a continuing rise in energy prices, the majority of homes and businesses have focused on thermal efficiency. However human nature is forgetful and unwittingly wasteful. You can have the worlds most efficient fridge, but what’s the point if you leave the doors open!

So where to start – The Audit. Regardless of what style of Home you have, assessing your night time usage highlights all the “vampire” consumers. This is usually when most things are off (you’ll soon see how off they are) and you can see the baseline consumption for your property. This will usually consist of fridge/freezers and devices or appliances consuming power on standby.

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Home Automation Starter Kit

Looking for a Christmas treat??

Where do you start with automation? With a new build its fairly easy as you have the flexibility of easily running cables to where you need them. Retro fitting may need a little extra thought…. We have pieced together a basic starter kit that can easily grow to control your whole home or business needs. Loxone Mini Server GoAt the centre is a small plug-in control box that communicates with the connected devices. All it needs is power and a connection to the WiFi/Internet Router (Internet connection not essential to operate locally). From here its simply adding devices like relays, switches, heating controls, blinds, sensors and more…. Read the rest of this entry »