4 Smart, Effortless Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Foss Security has a range of ways to save energy effortlessly this summer, including a smart thermostat that saves and keeps you comfortable in equal measure. Here a 4 energy-saving features that you and your wallet will love.

1. Save When You Leave: Alarm.com knows precisley when you're there and when you're not. When you home is "Armed Away", your smart thermostat sets back to save energy. When you disarm or "Armed Stay" the system, it returns to "comfort" mode, giving you the ideal temperature.

2. Don't Pay to Cool the Neighborhood: If you're a parent, you know that kids have more important things to do than keep the back door closed as they run in and out of the house. Alarm.com's auto-setback feature, keeps open-door energy waste to a minimum. When a door is left open, it sets you're thermostat back. When you close the door, the thermostat returns to the target temperature.

3. Save When It's Extra Hot: On extra hot afternoons, when your AC works hardest, it makes sense to raise your indoor temperature by a few degrees to reduce your homes cooling load and energy bill. Alarm.com makes this simple with the option to automatically adjust your thermostat when the temperature outside hits 95 degrees or higher.

4. Cut "Standby" Energy Waste: Now that your AC is covered, what about the other appliances in your home? Smart plugs are one of the easiest and most versatile ways to save energy in summer and all your round. By adding one to a device like a TV, you can have its power source turn off automatically at night or when you leave the house, eliminating the energy waste of leaving the  appliance in standby mode. There's also an easy way to automate lighting, giving you additional security and convenience benefits.

If you're ready to add a smart thermostat to your alarm.com powered security system, give us a call Foss Security 605-339-0575.

source: http://www.alarm.com/blog/save-energy-summer