Ensure Your Home’s Essential Devices Stay on Even During a Power Outage
The fall of 2022 saw NV Energy asking customers to conserve and cut back on energy usage as the power grid in the Western U.S. became overburdened due to an unrelenting and excessive heat wave. Though planned rolling blackouts did not materialize, it left everyone feeling a little nervous about the prospect of losing power in the middle of a 100-plus-degree day.
Today, we face many challenges, including aging infrastructure, climate change, and heavy storms. As a home automation and security company serving Henderson, NV, and the surrounding communities for over 25 years, we’ve witnessed the changing weather patterns and experienced the strong winds and severe thunderstorms that have left some homes without power.
Fortunately, thanks to today’s smart home energy management, there is a way to keep your power on and reduce your reliance on the grid.
A smart home energy management system creates green energy through solar arrays and stores it in batteries. Unlike past solar energy that was limited to being used when the sun was shining, this stored energy can be used day or night and under any weather conditions.
These energy management systems put you in control of your energy. At DMC Systems LLC, we partner with Savant, an industry leader in luxury smart home automation. Their energy management system integrates with your smart home, enabling one-touch control.
One tap lets you switch over to your stored energy and go off the grid, reducing costs during peak demand hours and ensuring power during unforeseeable outages. You can also check your home’s energy usage from a mobile app, reviewing high-energy users and controlling them at the circuit level.
The system also alerts you when severe weather is expected, storing all available energy and saving it to protect your home during a possible outage. You’ll even receive a notification if an outage occurs while you are away. Your smart home automatically activates the ‘Essential’ scene, eliminating power to non-essentials and keeping power to your refrigerator, HVAC, and other areas. Off-grid scenes, such as ‘Dinner,’ keep the kitchen circuits on while turning off others.
Working with DMC Systems LLC
At DMC Systems LLC, we take pride in our attention to detail and commitment to our community. We’re passionate about adapting the latest technology that enhances our clients’ daily lives and creates homes that are safe and secure.
We can also point you in the direction of any available solar credits. For instance, in Nevada, many residents are eligible for the Federal Solar Tax Credit. In 2023, this translates to deducting up to 30% of the cost of solar panel installations from your income tax. To learn more about smart home energy management systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact DMC Systems LLC today.