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How Temperature and Humidity Sensors Can Help With Energy Savings

The push to be more conscious about how we save energy at home has never been more pertinent in light of the growing movement towards environmental sustainability.

Still thinking about how to rack up those energy savings and not sure where to begin? Other than buying appliances with four ticks (referring to how energy efficient they are) and switching off power points and appliances when they are not in use, you can also consider how temperature and humidity sensors contribute to energy savings at home.

 

Temperature Sensors

An electronic temperature sensor is a sophisticated device that records, monitors, and signals changes in its environment.

Installing a temperature sensor in your home can help you to regulate the overall environmental temperature and make sure that your home stays at your customised temperature at all times. For example, the sensors can adjust the air conditioning to ensure that your home remains at the perfect temperature regardless of the weather.

This ensures that you are not wasting energy or your electricity bill despite using the air-conditioner at home.

 

Humidity Sensors

A humidity sensor is an electronic device that measures the humidity in the environment.

Home humidity sensors are a powerful tool for identifying areas with excessive moisture and then taking steps to reduce or increase airflow with proper ventilation. By actively monitoring your home's air quality, you can ensure that your family is breathing clean, healthy air.

Humidity sensors can help save energy in several ways. For instance, if your home humidity detection system finds that the humidity in the laundry room is higher than usual, it can turn on an exhaust fan even when there's no one at home. Smart sensors and dehumidifiers also work together to switch on once the household surpasses a certain predetermined threshold of moisture. This ensures that appliances like the exhaust fan or dehumidifier is only in use when needed, saving energy and your overall electricity bill.

 

Final Thoughts

In general, temperature and humidity sensors can be combined into a device called a thermostat. There are many smart thermostats in the market today that can sync with other appliances to maintain the perfect temperature in your home.

Smart thermostats save energy by learning about your habits and preferences. They adjust the temperature of your home automatically, depending on various factors like number of people at home, external temperature, humidity and more. This way you can save energy without sacrificing on comfort.

Another way smart thermostats help homeowners save energy is by providing insights into your home’s power consumption, and performance. Smart thermostats can detect when a system isn't running efficiently and alert homeowners to potential problems, allowing them to mitigate and better control their energy usage.

 

The Home-A-Genius Difference

At Home-A-Genius, we offer a hub for your thermostat and all your smart products in one app

Home-A-Genius operates within the local network, as such it can work independently without the internet, all the while connecting within the same network. What does it mean? All data is safely kept within home compounds only it will not get compromised.

Do not worry about compatibility issues since we have a one-stop App that can connect through all your smart appliances.