Electricity usage is reduced with energy conservation, and smart technology is useful in reducing usage to an even larger extent.
With smart technology, data is continuously collected. An app, laptop, desktop and/or smart devices are used to view information. Data is available per minute, hour, day, over weeks, months and even years. Patterns are thus identified and managed.
As an example, if we increase the temperature within the home at the start of the cold season, the hydronics radiant heating and cooling system takes 24-48 hours to adjust to the new temperature. When the new temperature is reached, the data on the new electricity usage is available almost immediately. Whilst maintaining the comfort within the home, we then lower the temperature by a few degrees or so to save on electricity usage. We thus do not have to wait for the monthly bill before we become aware of the costs.
Thus, smart technology provides added convenience and cost-saving.