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Saving Energy in Your Smart Home


A BrightSuite smart home allows you to use energy more efficiently all around your home. Smart thermostats, plug-in modules for lights, and appliances can be seamlessly integrated and powered by our all-in-one app. Innovative features like Scenes, Smart Schedules, and Geo-Services make it easy to automatically optimize power use in your home. 

Information is Power Savings

To operate your thermostat efficiently, it helps to know whether your home is empty or occupied. Unlike stand-alone “smart” thermostats that only look into one room and can’t know what’s happening in the rest of the house, BrightSuite’s products use data from all around the home for a more accurate view of activity patterns. All this additional information adds up to a more efficient schedule and energy savings.

All this is possible by using the home security system to learn the entire home’s activity patterns. Motion detectors, door and window sensors and the alarm’s status itself provide a comprehensive, accurate and real-time view of activity throughout the home. All these sensors and devices generate information that can be used to recommend highly efficient schedules. The more you use it, the more personalized it gets.

BrightSuite Smart Thermostat

Automatic Adjustments Save Money

Creating programmable schedules can be a great step towards better energy management, but we all know that plans and routines change without notice. Wouldn’t it be great if your home just knew your location and adjusting automatically?

Whether you’re rushing out the door, have to stay late at work, or you’re home unexpectedly with a sick child, the last thing on your mind is your thermostat. With BrightSuite you don’t have to remember to open your app and adjust it because our Geo-Services feature can use your location to do it for you automatically. Your home is always comfortable when you’re there and saving energy when you’re not.

You can completely personalize Geo-Services for you and your family. Simply define a geo-fence around your home and then set the distance, rules and temperature targets. It’s also smart enough to take into account multiple people in your family.

Additionally, you can have your home adjust automatically during times of extreme hot or cold. BrightSuite takes the guess work out of saving energy and makes it easy to be more efficient.

Holistic Energy

While smart thermostats help to manage the largest energy usage segment in the home, be sure to consider other large household appliances. To make a real dent in energy costs, homeowners need to also control and automate power-hungry appliances and devices. 

With BrightSuite’s smart home app, you’re in control so you have more ways to achieve ambitious energy savings goals. In addition to thermostats, you can control and schedule lighting, as well as anything you plug into the wall. You can connect your cable box and shut it down for a few hours every night or when you’re out of the home during the day. 

The good news is that installing a BrightSuite Smart Home system can help you manage your energy costs. Ready to learn more about BrightSuite. Click HERE to see everything BrightSuite by Dominion Energy has to offer.

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