Saving Electricity with Smart Plug
A smart plug might not be at the top of your list of additions to modernize your home, but this unassuming piece of smart technology has the capacity to revolutionize your daily life by automating your dumb devices while optimizing your energy consumption. Using a smart plug is a key way to make your home “smarter” in that it allows you to connect, control and monitor multiple devices simultaneously from a remote wireless connection.

This provides a seamless nexus from which to manage your device usage and monitor daily energy consumption. Additionally, certain smart plugs offer more advanced features, such as an “away mode” to automate your lighting and device usage to simulate your routine behavior when you’re away from home.

One of the primary benefits of upgrading to a smart plug is the ability to connect, automate and manage your “dumb” devices without having to deal with the rewiring necessary to install a smart outlet. Your chosen smart plug will likely come with a companion application, through which you’ll be able to set preferences, schedule tasks and manage the devices connected to the plug. You’ll also be able to connect the user account you created on the companion app with your preexisting Google Home or Amazon Alexa accounts to enable voice command recognition and other features.


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