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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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Lights, Lights and more lights…

Smart lighting control makes a room come alive, sets the mood or simply helps you perform specific tasks in comfort. From cooking & entertaining to watching a movie the “right” light is important.  With the growing number & types of LED, getting it right has become a minefield.

A little thought coupled with #SmartHome technology can pack wow into a room without limiting its future design. All to often sockets, TV points & lights dictate the layout of a room…. not any more.

We tend to look for 3 main styles of lighting, working/task, background and feature. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Thoughts…

2016 has seen the exciting rise in the Smart Home and 2017 is moving faster . We have been involved an a growing number of installation projects that both include automation and data, and have witnessed some disasters. plansFirst the Good, enquiries have been flooding in for new-builds and renovations wanting to incorporate energy saving home automation. Our “Go To” system of choice has been Loxone, and it fits in neatly with client perceptions, needs and budget.

Many of our current projects started at the design phase and has allowed for building quirks to be designed in form the start. Adequate room for locating a network cabinet and the wall mounted control system along with the associated cable runs for both mains power and data cabling.

We have not been involved with wiring all of the projects, and have worked closely with other electricians to provide the Smart Home infrastructure that sits on top of the basic wiring plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy a SmartHome with Confidence

Buying a Home is a daunting prospect for Loxone Smart Home control using Android device and NFC Smart Tagmost people, but when its a SmartHome, there is a little more to think about and stress levels may rise. With more homes incorporating connected devices and systems, we have put together some pointers for you to consider when buying a SmatHome… Read the rest of this entry »

Whole Life Cost….?

Planning Thoughts For Home Automation

When tackling building projects, much Energyof the budget focus is on the actual build and not the on going utility costs with the building. Taking a Whole Life Cost view of your project and dramatically change your thinking on where to spend your tight budget. Even building infrastructure is designed around current need, with little or no thought given to the future…. Read the rest of this entry »

Saving Energy with Home Automation

One of the key aspects of handing control over to an bathroom2intelligent Home Automation system is the ability to reduce wastage.  If correctly set up it will achieve this with ease, savings of 15-20% on heating and up to 30% on lighting…We will focus on these two aspects and show you some nice extras that come as standard…

Lets start with lights.  Including an occupancy sensor in each room allows for lights to be switched off automatically when there Read the rest of this entry »

Home Automation – The Basics

So what’s it all about? Since the dawn of time, Man has sought to simplify  and control.

Home Automation is being widely used in commercial buildings to drive down running costs and centralise control. The automotive industry has been way ahead of the field for many years with many features coming as standard such as automatic lights, fuel consumption data, climate control and many other comfort and security features.

So What Can It Do…that will benefit the average home? Read the rest of this entry »