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Make Your Smart Home More Energy Efficient with the ELAN® Automation System

Rebecca | December 23, 2020
rebecca.bosco@nortekcontrol.com
Elan

Imagine a smart home automation system that intuitively caters to your preferences without digital distractions – keeping your family comfortable while you conserve. You don’t have to imagine the perfect home environment, the ELAN® smart home automation system provides it by anticipating your preferences – from lighting, shades and climate control to outdoor systems. Having this level of smart home control has become much more important to many of us as we strive to also conserve energy now that we are spending more time at home. In this blog, we highlight some tips to help conserve energy with your ELAN system while maintaining the ideal home environment.

Valuable Conservation Features

 Using the features in your ELAN smart home automation system, it’s simple to improve the energy efficiency of your home. With the swift touch of a button using your ELAN app or on touch panel, you can schedule lighting, climate changes and more!

Save energy with these 3 easy tips:

  1. Scheduling System Modes: Create different schedules for your smart home. When you’re home, have the thermostat set to a warmer (or cooler depending on the season) temperature with the lights set to a specific brightness. However, when you’re out of the house, create an “Away” mode for more conservative settings. You can also set the system to shut off the HVAC when a window is opened in the house. Once the window is closed, the schedule will resume as normal.
  1. Media Sources: Turn them off – it’s that simple! You can easily make your home more energy efficient by turning off all media sources with the single touch of a button when leaving your home or if they are no longer in use.
  1. View Climate History: Within the app or touch panel, use the climate history function to monitor usage and temperature settings over time. In doing so, you can make better informed decisions on when you’re using the most energy and take the steps needed to lower usage during peak hours. 

We previously noted that there are several functions through the ELAN control platform that allow you, as a homeowner, to sit back and let the system do the work while conveniently conserving energy. Here’s how the system helps simplify your world:

Smart Home Climate Control

The ELAN system is designed to keep your home comfortable and energy-smart without a second thought. Intelligent features automatically anticipate your needs for indoor temperatures, managing shades, heating or cooling systems.

Outdoor Home Automation

Schedule your spa to be ready when you are. Employing your ELAN smart home automation system makes enjoying your pool and outdoor space even easier by maintaining pumps, lighting, and even automated covers.

Home Lighting Automation

Using the scheduling feature in your ELAN system allows you to turn on smart lighting to start the day when you wake up or when you return home at night. How nice is it to never worry about being left in the dark again!

For more helpful tips and energy-saving ideas, view our how-to videos including our climate scheduling walk-through!