The home automation sector is extremely varied from a product point of view. It ranges from devices related to the world of entertainment - between audio, video, kitchen, hobby - passing through the world dedicated to home safety (of which we have deepened the characteristics and market in this article), arriving at the home automation that affects the side “living"Of the house. It is a series of devices designed to make smart the management of some basic aspects for a good quality of life. We speak - in particular - of climate, ventilation, lighting, supply of water and gas.
The home automation possibilities in home management
The possibilities related to home automation to manage the house and significantly reduce energy consumption are many. The climate control, for example, is made efficient by the home automation system that, managing the air circulation, prevents waste, but also the formation of mold and humidity, thanks to the detection - and therefore to the memorization - of the habits of life of the inhabitants of the house.
The temperatures can be set in a completely personalized way, ensuring that the air conditioning and heating are automatically adjusted in relation to the context and the presence of the inhabitants. The temperature settings they can be coordinated with the rest of the home automation devices, to guarantee more than substantial savings.
Let's talk, for example, of all those devices designed to bring shade into the house, thus preserving the environment from sunlight and subsequent heating of the temperature. Shutters, curtains and shutters, indeed, they can be scheduled to close at specific times and keep the house cool, ensuring maximum efficiency. To assist these aspects, the home automation ventilation devices ensure the correct air exchange in the rooms, contributing to the optimal regulation of temperatures.
The theme of lighting involves various strengths. At first I motion sensors they can detect when a room in the house is not populated by its inhabitants and intervene, therefore, turning off the lights. Moreover, the lighting can be programmed to perfectly match the lighting conditions of the living environment, limiting waste and proposing the most suitable lighting in the various phases of the day.
An interesting perspective, connected to’domestic supply of water and gas, is to go to modulate the circulation in relation to the preferred times. Through home automation controls for the valves, for example, you can set automations that regulate flows - opening or closing them - based on the presence of the inhabitants in the house and a specific time slot. More specific speech is that of garden sprinklers that, coordinated by the wifi control unit and via smartphone, allow you to take care of the green without waste.
Home automation and energy saving
Calculate energy savings - and in your bill – of a home that uses home automation technologies depends, clearly, from a variety of factors, such as energy waste in the absence of home automation systems, the integration of mechanisms with photovoltaics and related technologies. It ranges, indeed, from basic energy savings hovering around the 20% a truly substantial savings which can also touch the 60%.
Two very interesting elements, to about, I'm the command “all out"And the approach to"phantom consumption”. In the first case, as you can guess, all those cases are included in which no one is present in the home and, through the home automation system, make sure that all electronic devices are not turned on, going to turn them off if not.
Attached is the discourse on "phantom consumption", or the energy consumed by the connected devices, but off: it is noted that this waste of energy affects the bill for approx the 10% of the total. Let's think about the microwave oven, to the washing machine, to the coffee machine which in a home with a home automation system can be "disconnected" from the stand-by mode, effectively interrupting consumption.
The success of home automation in the international and Italian markets
In economic-productive terms, home automation presents itself as a field in flourishing development, also in terms of future prospects. Thanks to research conducted byInternet of Things Observatory of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano, indeed, it was found that - to date – the percentage of users who have at least one home automation technology has grown, attesting to 43%.
In the two-year period 2020-2021, both nationally and globally, the home automation market has solidly resisted the critical issues arising from the pandemic. The Italian market managed to close the 2020 with a balance in 505 million euros, in line with the Spanish market.
In Spain, indeed, the year ended on a stable basis a 420 millions, while in France a growth of 3% with a value of 1,1 billion. Germany and the UK maintained strong growth, with a increase of 16% he was born in 10% over the previous year.
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