We often repeat how smart products can help your home being energy efficient, especially during the cold months. Leaving smart thermostats and lights apart, we will present you 3 energy efficient products, in different categories.
LeakSmart has a complete system to help you prevent and stop water leaks in your home:
- Sensors that you place throughout your home, at places where leaks can occur (near your washing machine, in the bathroom or in the basement…)
- LeakSmart Valve shuts off the water when a leak is detected. You have to install it on your main water supply
- LeakSmart hub is the brain of the installation: it will let the sensors communicate with the valve.
The complete system (valve, hub and sensor) is available starting at $225.00.
Even if your home is south-facing, the sun can’t heat all your rooms evenly. Keen says that on average, homes have 2 to 4 rooms that are too hot or too cold. Keen Vents distribute the airflow in your rooms in a smart way. Connected to the Internet and equipped with 4 AA batteries, the vents monitor the quantity of air entering each room with its pressure and temperature sensors. Smart vents can help you gain more comfort and spend less energy.
Keen Smart Vents guarantees a quiet operation and interchangeable faceplates are available so if can fit your interior. You can also add smart filters to your Keen Vent to purify the air. The Vents are compatible Nest, Iris and SmartThings and are sold on Amazon for $110.00.
Smart shades let you heat your place with natural light in the winter or protect your home from sun’s rays in summer. Lutron Serena Shades can be used with remote controls or remotely from a smart device. Lutron app allows you to control your shades and create scenes: if it is sunny outside and your thermostat detects a low room temperature, your shades can open automatically.
They work with a high-performance battery, which requires low maintenance and means easy installation. The shades are compatible with Lutron products (for example with Caséta Wireless range of dimming lighting) and are compatible Apple HomeKit. They exist in roller or honeycomb and are available in more than 150 fabric choices.