6. Control over the electrical circuit of your house
A very interesting feature of domotics is that it offers great control over any part of the electrical system.
An option that is already within reach is to be able to disconnect electrical circuits without having to touch the electrical panel. For example, you can disable non-priority parts of the circuit to ensure that the contracted power is not exceeded.
It is also a very useful system if you are going away on holiday and want to disconnect the electricity but keep the fridge on. This avoids consuming energy in stand by in the rest of the house while keeping the fridge and freezer running.
7. Monitoring and control of consumption
Monitoring the electricity consumption of your house provides very valuable information since it helps you to adapt your consumption patterns in order to optimise energy efficiency.
That same data can help you decide whether it is worth continuing with your current contract or if there is a better electricity tariff based on your consumption pattern and lifestyle.
Endesa has a voice assistant for all customers to monitor their energy consumption. This will show you real-time information about your consumption and give personalised energy advice that you can put into practice to save on your bill.
How much can you save with domotics?
Studies by the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE) indicate that domotics can save 39% on heating, 27% on hot water, 12% on appliances, 9% on lighting and 2% on air conditioning.
The sectoral organisation Spanish Association of Domotics (CEDOM) maintains that the savings for each household reach an average of 30%.
These are significant data and show how much energy we can save thanks to domotics and new smart home systems.
State of home automation in Spain
In our country, it is estimated that 60% of newly built homes and 40% of existing homes are already considering some type of dometics solution to save energy.
According to the latest estimates, the domotics market is set to grow by up to 300% in the next 3 years. By 2024, it is expected that 20% of Spanish homes will have at least one connected device.
This growth in the implementation of solutions is also closely linked to the progress of 5G in Spain and that domotics devices are reducing in price. For example, you can turn your home into a smart home with an outlay of between 340 and 2,100 euros.