Discover how home automation is key to maintaining a sustainable home and also maintaining energy efficiency.
If this year 2020 has taught us anything, it is that domestic spaces are the most important. Many people have rediscovered that spending more time at home means having more comfortable areas, with better distribution and with elements that provide greater satisfaction for all members of the family.
Having an intelligent house that uses tools such as home automation is a decision that brings not only personal benefits, but also collective ones and helps to make society aware of sustainability and the environment.
At Withfor, a real estate agency in Barcelona, this is an issue that makes us aware and to which we are 100% committed. We want all our clients who want to get involved in creating, as we do, a future oriented towards sustainable housing, betting on modifications such as the use of intelligent devices.
The technological development that has been achieved by mankind has brought great advantages, but realistically, it has also brought not so pleasant consequences. The aim of sustainability is to reduce the negative environmental consequences of certain types of construction.
When developing sustainable buildings, the aim is also to optimise natural resources. In this way, the construction of houses with “sustainable materials”, the use of solar panels, etc. better conserves energy and reduces carbon emissions. With all this, the aim is to reduce the impact of pollution in the long term.
In line with sustainability, the concept of home automation arises. A home automation system is one that is programmed and automated to manage a series of functions that contribute to and facilitate the operation of devices and everything that lives together in the home. All this, applied from the remote and wireless.
The main objective of home automation is to provide comfort, well-being and security to all members of the family. Here, family habits and routines are merged with the system of lights, heating, locks, air conditioning and irrigation systems, among others, to contribute directly to energy saving and ecology.
So, a home created with a sustainable conscience will probably make use of home automation systems. The benefits include:
The answer is a resounding yes. Applying a reliable ecosystem optimizes the resources within the home. In addition, it provides monthly reports of costs and consumption, which makes you aware if something is failing.
Together, one should not lose sight of the fact that energy efficiency is linked to minimising the load of electromagnetic waves, as it requires less energy to achieve the same performance or perform the same function.
To have a smart home it is important to highlight the idea of accessibility of home automation, it is a design for everyone, and everyone can apply this concept and turn it into a way of life.
Some devices, gadgets, applications, and platforms will be your best friends in this process, it is important that you are completely familiar with them and that they coexist harmoniously.
At Withfor, this is an issue that really concerns us and is of great concern to us, as it is our mission to consider and encourage the use of tools that promote a more sustainable life, responsible both to people and the environment. As an example of this, we consider, among other elements, smart buildings, and sustainable financing as central points for sustainability. We would be delighted to talk to you and explain everything about our property services at any time – we are always available for any questions!
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