Energenie Home Automation: How A Smart Home Supports Green Living!

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We at e-zoomed believe that the core principle of zero-emission electric transportation i.e. lower to zero carbon footprint should extend to our homes. Hence the reason we have partnered with leading green energy suppliers to power your homes. However, we have now taken a step further by partnering with Energenie, a leading Energy Saving Device and Home Automation company, to bring into your home, perfect ‘smart‘ products to reduce the carbon footprint of your home and also increase savings. So go ahead, read and shop with us!

If you aren’t already using smart home products to make your home greener then now is the time to consider it!

Smart home automation can reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 40% according to statistics from the Fraunhofer Institute and in doing so make it greener.

Energenie Mi|Home offer a range of affordable and safe smart home products so you can make your home greener without using all of your budget. 

45% Of Energy Usage Is Attributable To Heating

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Mi|Home Smart Thermostat

With the largest amount (45%) of energy usage in the home attributed to heating, the first step to a more energy efficient smart home is by investing in a cost-effective, easy-to-install smart thermostat such as the Mi|Home Thermostat. By using the free Mi|Home mobile app with your thermostat, you can use voice control to switch heating on and off in the home or use timers to adjust the temperature to come on and off at particular times. Geofencing can also be used to control your heating to come on when you are a particular distance from home so that you can adjust your heating to your needs and save energy at the same time.

Go Greener Using Zonal Heating 

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The Mi|Home Smart Radiator Valves

To achieve energy efficiency in every room, smart radiator valves such as the voice-compatible Mi|Home’s Smart Radiator Valves can be used throughout your house. Zonal heating means you can match heating supply to demand in specific parts of your home at different times of day and by driving the energy savings via individual radiators you can also achieve significant cost savings. Through the Mi|Home mobile app you can also at your convenience, remotely manage your heating, changing the time and temperature of your valves by room if you decide you are using too much heating. By retrofitting smart radiator valves in your home, The Carbon Trust estimates you can make energy and carbon savings of around 30%.

Energy Saving Smart Plugs To Reduce Energy Consumption

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Wifi Smart Plug

Smart plugs are a great way to introduce smart home automation into your home as a first step to reducing energy use because they can function independently. The Mi|Home Wifi Smart Plug can be used without the need for a hub, meaning it can be used anywhere, through the Mi|Home app. So, if you forget to switch your light, laptop or TV off you can easily do this in just one swipe of the Mi|Home app or set up timers or geofencing to switch appliances on and off on a regular basis. Fully British Standards certified for 13Amp use, not only is it a great way to save energy but it also provides a safe way to manage your smart home. 

Control Lighting Remotely

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Smart Light Switches Bundle

Mi|Home’s range of smart light switches, give you the ability to control your lighting from your smartphone wherever you are. Not only will you save energy but it’s also especially useful if you’d rather avoid coming home to a dark house in the evening. You can switch your lighting on or off wherever you are and of course set timers and schedules so that your lighting goes on and off at the same time each day helping you to reduce your utility bills and save energy in your home.

Use PIR to automate your home

The most energy-efficient home would be one where all the appliances and devices work on their own without the need for a user to intervene. By using PIR you can get one step closer to achieving this. By using PIR and motion sensors such as the Mi|Home Wireless Open/Closed Sensor combined with other Mi|Home energy saving devices such as Mi|Home heating and Mi|Home lighting products, you can use this sensor to trigger your appliances to activate automatically such as switching the light on when the front door opens, adding even more energy-savings for your home. 

About Energenie Mi|Home

Established in 2016, Mi|Home is one of the UK’s leading energy-saving smart home providers specialising in affordable smart home solutions for the whole home including smart heating, smart lighting, smart security and smart plugs. Mi|Home allows you to control your heating, lighting and appliances from anywhere in the world. Mi|Home offers the most affordable and safe solution to smart home in the UK. 

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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