Three Green Automation Features That You Will Want In Your Custom Home

In a custom home, there are many things that you will want to consider with the mechanical systems. These things can include things like home automation and green technologies to help you get more from your home, while saving energy doing it. These things can be automated window treatments, smart lighting and thermostats that automatically adjust your HVAC to your preferences. If you want to be able to incorporate green automation into your custom home, here are three things that you will want to do:

1. Automated Window Treatments For Energy Savings, Comfort And More

Window treatments are a great way to add energy saving automation to your home. This can be done by adding glass treatments that control texture and light of the glass. It can also be done my installing motorized shades or shutters on the windows, which can be open and closed depending on lighting needs. In addition to the energy efficiency you get from these window treatments, you will also be able to make your home more secure with things like automated exterior shutters.

2. Improving HVAC Systems With Automated Controls

Improving HVAC systems with automation is another way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. This can be done with two things; first is the zoning of your HVAC system, and the second is using smart thermostats. These thermostats can be programed, as well as memorize your preferences. Overtime, they will automatically adjust your HVAC according to your preferences and energy needs of your home. This is a great way to reduce the energy consumption of your home.

3. Smart Lighting That Will Adapt To Your Needs

Smart lighting can also be installed in your custom home to reduce energy consumption. You can program these lights according to your needs. They can automatically come on when you get up in the morning. This type of lighting can also adjust the temperature of the lighting according to the time of day or night, which will help your eyes to naturally adjust to light, as well as help reduce the electricity use.  There are many different ways that you can control these lighting systems, which include remote controls and smart phone controls.

These are some of the things that you will want to know about adding green home automation to your custom home. If you are planning to have a custom home built, contact custom home builders and ask them about adding some of these features to the design of your home.