5 Best Smart Home Devices to Lower Your Utility Bills

Posted on 21/10/2020 by Gabriel Halimi

In the growing field of home automation, it’s hard to keep up with which products are truly beneficial and which are little more than LED-laden home accessories. Your main priority should be saving money (after security, of course), which is where the bulk of smart home devices claim to help the most.

Here’s a list of the five best smart devices to help you lower your footprint and your utility costs at home.

1. Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff

Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff

Did you know the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home? Protect your home and your wallet with a smart water system that monitors your plumbing 24/7. The Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff can save you a fortune by automatically shutting off water in the event of a catastrophic leak. You can save money even if your home isn’t in danger of serious water damage, by monitoring your pipes and being aware of your water consumption. In the Flo by Moen App, you can track your water usage, set conservation goals, and even see which fixtures impact your usage the most.

Flo by Moen offers a a suite of security products to ensure a comprehensive system for your home, at a value that is lower in cost compared to other competitors in the space such as Buoy or Phyn -- and, is proven to save homeowners thousands annually. Curious about where to start? Take our quiz and build the right system for your home.

2. Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector

Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector

Fixtures like toilets and faucets are the most common culprits for leaks in the home; catch them quickly to save your money and your water with a Smart Water Detector

The discrete 3.5” Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector can be simply placed anywhere in your home for fixture and environmental protection to quickly catch on-the-spot leaks. If there is a leak or an abnormal change in humidity or temperature in your attic, basement, or laundry room, you can be alerted immediately through an audible alarm on the Detector itself and an alert sent directly to your phone through the Flo by Moen App. And, if you have the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff, a leak sensed by the Detector can trigger the shut-off feature to protect the home from water damage.

3. U by Moen Smart Faucet

U by Moen Smart Faucet

Save on your water use and bills with a U by Moen Smart Faucet, which actually helps you conserve and enhance your water use. Think about washing your hands. Do you soap-up for 20 seconds and let the water run throughout? Imagine if your faucet would turn the water on only when you needed to wet them at the beginning and at the end for rinsing. This can be one of the many  unlimited presets on your U by Moen Smart Water Faucet, which has customizable settings for temperature and volume for any water experience. You can personalize and communicate with your Smart Faucet using the Moen App or its voice-control technology!

With a touchless sensor that allows you to open and close the faucet without ever touching the handle, combined with voice control settings, the U by Moen Smart Faucet is ready to act as your digital assistant in any room of your home. The Smart Faucet can also join the rest of your smart home family when integrated with your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Available in all finishes and easy DIY installation, the U by Moen Smart Faucet is designed to make every day easier with great style.

4. U by Moen Smart Shower

U by Moen Smart Shower

Enjoy your shower time even more with the U by Moen Smart Shower. It not only amplifies your experience, but also provides safety and conservation benefits and can lower your monthly utility bills. Your shower can be controlled using the Moen App, the on-the-wall-installed Controller, or with just your voice! Using any of the three communication options, you can preset your shower just like the U by Moen Smart Faucet to a specific duration and temperature, and even start and pause your shower to avoid wasting water while you’re getting ready to step in. 

To unlock all its features, connect your Smart Shower to your local Wi-Fi network; you can even integrate it to your Alexa, Siri,or Google Assistant. With the additional awareness and ease the Smart Shower brings to your water use, you can continue to save without forgoing any convenience, style, or quality.

5. Flo by Moen Smart Sump Pump Monitor

Flo by Moen Sump Pump Monitor

Did you know more than more than 60% of American homes suffer from underground wetness or water damage? Sump pumps can fail for a variety of reasons and can lead to extensive water damage or toxic environments like mold. Instead of adding something else to the list of things you have to monitor as a homeowner, consider letting the Flo by Moen Sump Pump Monitor take care of that for you.

For more information, please read Moen’s Press Release about the Smart Sump Pump Monitor here and stay tuned for updates to come on the release of the newest addition to the suite of Flo by Moen Smart Water Security Products.

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