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Live Green with the Help of an Energy Management Consultant

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Reduce and Monitor Your Energy Usage with Energy Management and Home Automation

We’re fortunate to live on a beautiful island and in a state that has been a leader in conservation and environmental protection for decades. In 2015, Hawaii became the first state in the U.S. to ban plastic bags. In 2018 and 2021, they banned the sale of sunscreens that contain petrochemicals believed to harm coral reefs. They also committed to being carbon neutral by 2045.  

In Kauai, HI, we consider it important to do our part in creating a sustainable environment. In fact, Kauai quit using oil to produce most of its electricity years ago. Today, about 70% of Kauai’s electricity grid is powered by renewables. At Pacific Audio & Communications, we also believe strongly in reducing carbon emissions and helping our clients live a more sustainable life while untethering from the electric grid. 

As an energy management consultant, we empower our clients to take control of their energy consumption, reducing their reliance on the power grid by using load shedding, renewable energy, and smart technology. Let’s see how it’s done.

SEE ALSO: Why PAC Is the Best Home Automation Company for Your Home

A Home Energy Management System

While it may seem contradictory, a home energy management system helps our clients live luxurious lifestyles while reducing their carbon footprint. These systems incorporate home automation platforms with renewable energy sources and storage solutions, enabling homeowners to live greener lives.

The first step in energy management is understanding what devices are using energy at any given time. An energy management platform lets you see and manage every circuit in your home. Then, when the demand for electricity is greatest, load shedding allows you to draw power from a secondary energy source, such as solar photovoltaics or generators. 

We can also set up a system that lets you generate and store energy onsite through solar arrays, generators, and batteries. Now, you can save the sun’s clean energy for when you need it, night or day, while reducing your reliance on the power grid and creating an eco-friendly home. 

A Smart Home Reduces Energy Consumption

The best smart homes provide a unified ecosystem, a once disparate set of devices and systems that now work in tandem. And this joint effort results in reduced energy consumption. Here are just a few of the many examples of how our clients save energy.

  • Lighting: Lights automatically turn off when someone leaves a room. The hue and temperature of lights adjust throughout the day, dimming as the sun’s rays filter through window shades and illuminating as it grows dark. Some clients opt for lighting that mimics sunlight, changing as daylight evolves. 
  • Shades: Motorized shades are programmed to lower at certain times of the day and in certain rooms and locations, such as south-facing windows, reducing solar heat gain and the strain on HVAC systems. 
  • Climate: Indoor temperature automatically adjusts throughout the day based on time, room occupancy, and activity. 

At PAC, we specialize in energy management and home automation, creating easily managed, more enjoyable, and eco-friendly homes. To learn more about energy management or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact PAC today. 

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