How would you like to keep your home comfortable and save money on your energy bill? Westco is a leader in promoting energy efficiency within the home and commercial environments by providing ways to reduce energy consumption while maximizing comfort. Using a smart control system we are able to provide comprehensive energy management and sophisticated lighting control to both homes and small commercial buildings. It is easy to operate and has unrivaled expandability. With a smart control system you can minimize the use of electricity across a broad range of categories that contribute to your energy bill. Here are just a few of the ways Westco can help you have energy costs.
Heating and Air Conditioning
According to the US Department of Energy approximately 56% of an average home’s energy usage is for its heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Using an intelligent thermostat connected to a smart control system you will be able to reduce your home energy costs. Intelligent thermostats let you automatically schedule your heating and air conditioning settings based upon the day of the week and time of day. They allow you to set back temperatures when you are not home and to warm/cool the home to your desired temperature for when you return home. Westco also offers temperature and humidity sensors for temperature based control of attics, garages, greenhouses, basements, wine cellars, or coolers. Water temperature sensors may be used to supervise and manage pool or spa temperatures. Using a smart control system you can change thermostat settings based upon events, time, or sensor readings. Since your control system provides remote access over the internet you can access your home at any time and change your thermostat settings.
Lighting control enhances the enjoyment and value of your home, adds security for peace of mind, and contributes to savings on your energy bill. Have your lights automatically turn off when you leave the home. Studies show that dimming a light by just 10% can save 10% of electricity and double the life of the bulb. Dim and control your home lighting by schedule, motion detection, door openings, sunrise, sunset, alarm activation, and more
Hot Water Heaters
According to the US Department of Energy an average home spends 14% of its energy costs on heating water. Using a heavy-duty Load Control Module you can manage your hot water heater by setting it to turn off during times when no one is home without having to do anything – the control system will actually know when no one is home and shut off the water heater.
When connected to a smart control system, lights and thermostats may be controlled locally, or through a touchscreen, the internet or even your iPhone. Your home control system can turn off lights, water heaters and pumps when the house is unoccupied. Additionally, you can control ceiling and ventilation fans for comfort and energy efficiency. Log into your home anytime via the Internet to monitor energy usage and change your temperature and light settings. If you are leaving early from work, just log into your system to set temperatures and lights to comfortable levels – a great option for vacation homes!