One of the advantages to our home and business security systems is automation features which help provide energy savings by managing your thermostat as well as other electric appliances and lighting. A brand new no-cost feature to these systems powered by Alarm.com withEnergy Savings through Home Automation powered by Alarm.com emPower®, are the Savings Estimator and Time to Temp Estimator.

The Savings Estimator creates an energy efficiency model of the home or business. With this new tool, you are able to opt-in to view an estimate of how energy usage will be impacted by thermostat schedule changes. Additionally, you can easily see how the new schedule compares to a previous schedule, or to a manual mode. The new Time to Temp Estimator also predicts the amount of time it will take for the system to reach a chosen target temperature, running small variation tests at times when you’re not home for your comfort, helping you to be as efficient as possible when it comes to heating and air conditioning management and cost!

After you initiate the energy efficiency model on the Savings Estimator, Alarm.com starts to collect data to learn how quickly the temperature heats up and cools down when the HVAC is both on and off. The energy savings model also takes into account the weather conditions outside. The process takes about 2-3 weeks and you are able to view the status of their custom model development at the bottom of the thermostat page anytime. After the model is completed, whenever you alter the thermostat schedules and save the schedule, a message will appear showing the percentage difference in energy usage that they will experience with their new schedule.

If you’re utilizing optimum energy saving schedules, which emPower® can learn based on activity patterns, you can expect to save Hyperion Systems provide Energy Savingsapproximately 15% on your energy bill. With the new feature of the Savings Estimator and Time to Temp Estimator, your system will be even more accurate, providing even more savings while keeping you comfortable in the hottest summer days and coldest winter nights.