How to save energy the smart home way

In the first part of this article series we’ve been talking how you can measure electrical power consumption and discover when you have energy peaks. The information you’ve gathered can be used to find electrical devices that consume a lot of power and which could most likely be replaced by energy efficient devices. You can also find out which electrical device use a lot of electricity and maybe you can use this device in the evenings or weekends when electricity is cheaper. In this article you’ll learn how you can use NETIChome to save even more energy thus reducing your energy bills. Continue reading

NETIChome can only be used in small flats

Obvious the answer is False. NETIChome uses Z-Wave for communicate between devices. All devices that use Z-wave are able to relay messages to one another, so there is no need that all of the devices are in direct range of your NETICmain unit. To ensure longer battery life, devices without an external power supply do not transfer information from other modules but theirs signals can be routed by another constant-power nodes. Also you can add additional NETIC main units to your installation if needed to increase the coverage or number of connected devices. This allows use of our system in almost every location.

To top it all up we have a NETIChome repeater module that can be put simply into your wall power socket, the repeater module relays the ZWave messages from other NETIChome devices to give them an extended range of communication. Find out more about the NETIChome repeater module at

NETIChome controlled garden sprinkler

Deep watering your garden early in the morning is important to grow a healthy lawn, and NETIChome together with a sprinkler system can do this for you. When you water your lawn in the morning you allow the gras and soil to absorb the water when it is cool and windless compared to a brisker and hotter afternoon. Watering your lawn deeply on a rotating schedule encourages the roots of the gras to grow deeper because it is looking for water that has soaked down into the soil. Knowing this is all well and good, but putting it into practice means getting up at 5:00 AM and drag your sprinklers around the garden, here is where NETIChome can help you. Using NETIChome you can create a full automated sprinkler system that takes care of your lawn.
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