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One of the easiest ways to save money on electricity is to install and automate Z-wave certified devices.

One of the easiest ways to save money on electricity is to install and automate Z-wave certified devices. Many are compatible with your WH Security system, keeping you connected and in control with just one app. Z-Wave has been around for over 20 years and uses the same encryption as banks and government organizations, making it a tested and trusted technology.

Z-Wave is a wireless and secure mesh network managed by the WH Security panel and is built by multiple Z-Wave devices communicating together. From your security app, you send a command to the panel which then routes it to the proper Z-Wave network enabled device. This allows you to control your smart home from virtually anywhere. And it won’t interfere with your Wi-Fi signal.

Here are some examples of the money saving devices:

Smart lights: Motion sensing light switches and light sockets automatically turn your lights off when no motion is detected and will turn on when you can’t flip on the switch. Not only do smart bulbs use 80% less energy than traditional bulbs, they can be programmed for when you know when you will be home or away — saving money and keeping your property safe. Lights can also be turned on and off through Z-Wave.

Smart thermostats: Z-Wave thermostats can have the biggest impact on your energy use and can reduce your electric bill by 10-15%. They can be programmed for you to walk into a warm or cool home and kept at the most efficient setting while you are away. For example, the temperature in your home can be set to be cooler while you are at work in the winter or warmer in the summer. They can have schedules or triggers like arming or disarming your security system and can be manually adjusted from the app from just about anywhere.

Smart plugs: Smart plugs make your non-smart devices smart! You can set them to switch on or off depending on when you are at home, asleep, away, or on vacation. They also completely power down devices that continue to pull electricity after being powered off, like your tv or air fryer. You’ll never wake up to a TV playing in the middle of the night again.

Look for the Z-Wave logo on devices you already have or plan to purchase soon.

To learn more, give us a call at 763.477.3664 or request a free quote on our website.