Home automation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. In addition to identifying in previous posts ways you can reduce your daily home automation obligations, we’ve talked a lot about ways you can take advantage of great electricity savings on a daily basis. Since we always lack an idea of how automation and the options it offers can automate everyday processes, in this article we will present some ideas that have been shown to be very useful.

1. Automation of auxiliary lighting next to the bed

Because there really is nothing worse than when you fall asleep you have to get up to turn off the light or change the position in which you "just" tucked in to turn off the lamp on the bedside table. All you have to do is tell Alexa: "Alexa, turn off the lights" and keep sleeping. You will need one small device for voice commands:


2. Lighting sensors in wardrobes

It turned out that we usually enter the wardrobes with our hands full (ironing clothes), so the automatic switching on, that is. sensor-regulated shutdown categorized by our clients as “highly desirable”.

3. Stair lighting sensors

No matter if you live in a building or a house, every staircase, for safety reasons, should be adequately lit. Sometimes we don't need high-intensity lighting, but small LED lights at the level of our feet will suffice.


4. Lighting sensors on kitchen elements

High-intensity lighting above the kitchen elements is necessary only while cooking. In other cases, low-intensity lighting connected to the motion sensors is enough to do all the shorter work - to turn on the dishwasher, drink water, make coffee ...

5. Living room lighting sensors

There are lighting sensors that turn on only when the amount of daylight drops below a certain minimum. This type of automated lighting is best shown in meeting rooms, living rooms and large hallways that have an influx of daylight.

6. Turn off all lights when your home remains empty

Since we can create a “tenant presence presence” scenario, we can also create a “all tenant exit” scenario. That way, the last member of the family to leave the living space will activate this scenario (or it will be set with a timer to activate at a certain time) and turn off all the lights.

7. Notification of movements detected by sensors

If you know that there are no people in your business or residential space at a certain time, it is possible to install motion sensors for these periods, which will inform you via the Magiesta application about their activation. This can be an ideal "silent alarm system", since even a burglar will not know that his presence has been noticed.

8. Reducing the intensity of heating when there is no presence of tenants

Although this sounds really logical to you, it often happens that this automation of this type is neglected. We think that everyone really needs it, because heating a space when there are no tenants is by no means environmentally friendly.

9. Turn on space heating before the tenants arrive

Instead of our heating working all day (and the tenants are not present), we can set up a scenario that will prepare our apartment for the arrival of the tenants. For example, blinds can be raised during the day to allow solar energy to heat the apartment, and in the evening, before the tenants arrive, the blinds can be lowered, turn on minimal lighting and turn on space heating. Both environmentally friendly and good for the consumer's pocket.

10. Special scenario for "cinema"

Families have a habit of watching TV together in the evening. Then the creation of the "cinema" script comes in handy. Light dimming and sound system reinforcement. The only thing missing are the popcorn.

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11. Humidity sensors

If you have a bathroom without a window (a way for natural ventilation), a ventilation system will be very necessary. Here, sensors come to the rescue, which will automatically turn off the ventilation when the humidity drops below a certain minimum.

12. Watering system for the garden around the house

The watering system can also be automated. We will need this system because it will save time on a daily basis, but also "work" even when you are resting on a beach hundreds of kilometers away.

13. Sensors for air conditioning (cooling) system

Sensors that work "together" with the cooling system (air conditioning system) can activate the system when the air temperature exceeds the maximum set temperature.

14. Activation of the cooling system (air conditioning system) before the arrival of the tenants

Instead of the air conditioner working all day (until you come home from work), it is possible to turn on the air conditioning just when you go home. this is achieved with the help of a smart socket that can be controlled via an application from your mobile phone.

15. Activation of smart sockets before the arrival of the tenant

Smart sockets can be assigned to appliances for which the power consumption is high. Sockets can be installed when installing boilers, air conditioners, ovens, but also when renovating an apartment when already installed appliances are connected to smart sockets. The function that brings the most advantages is the option of "activating" the socket before the tenant returns to the apartment, ie. the option of “deactivating” the outlet when tenants leave the apartment.

16. Electricity consumption

Electricity consumption can vary from month to month and sometimes this is completely normal. For example, much lower electricity consumption occurs more often during the summer, when tenants are much more out of the apartment, and higher electricity consumption always occurs during the New Year and Christmas holidays - when all tenants are at home for most of the day. Through the Magiesta application, it is possible to monitor and compare all these changes, and even predict consumption in relation to the same month of the previous year.

17. Ideas for saving electricity if you work from home

Since we worked from home in a higher percentage during the epidemic period, we noticed many scenarios created for the ideal atmosphere of working from home. The elements of this scenario were mainly: a certain maximum and minimum air temperature, muffled and fine music, raised blinds ... The energy portal wrote on its blog about saving electricity for those who work and/or learn from home. Among the useful tips, we liked the idea of deactivating the screen saver the most, as well as for instructions on how and why to use "sleep mode" on your computer.

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18. Sensors for automatic opening and closing of garage doors

There is no need to get out of the car to open and close the back door, nor to keep those small remote controls for garages that, we know, always get lost somewhere when you don't need to ...

19. Air heat control sensors

These sensors are created, above all, to save when it comes to electricity consumption. If your heating or cooling system (air conditioning system) is active, when opening a balcony door or window with a built-in magnet, all systems for maintaining a certain temperature will turn off automatically.

20. Lowering the blinds during the day when there is the most solar energy

If you are not in the apartment, you can lower the blinds via the application and thus block the heating of the space due to the increased solar energy. This is one of the most useful systems for the summer season, as it is crucial for savings when it comes to electricity consumption (which will be used to cool an apartment that has been "heated" all day).

21. Automatic movement of curtains during the day when there is the most solar energy

If you do not have built-in blinds, curtains can play a very similar role. Block the entry of sunlight with curtains during hot summer days and provide pleasant temperatures when you do not yet have an active air conditioning (cooling) system.