In recent years, the demand for the installation of applications related to the
artificial intelligence in buildings. The digital systems in place are giving way to the development of
what we know as intelligent buildings.
Energy savings and comfort are some of the advantages offered by the use of new technologies.
technologies in our daily lives, so every day more and more users are choosing to equip their
housing with solutions based on the artificial intelligence. In this sense, home automation plays the role
The most important, as it allows us to automate homes by means of intelligent management of the
energy, security or communications.
Becoming obsolete in technology can end up taking its toll, and can even cost us extra in
our energy bill by not making efficient use of our electrical appliances.
It is in this quest for efficiency that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can become an ally
to reduce the electricity bill. On the one hand, by making it easier for the user to know his or her
energy needs and the actual use of appliances and devices, including offering the
possibility of programming the best times to connect and start up these devices.
Main uses of artificial intelligence in the home
The first step is understand our use of energy. For this purpose, there are applications that allow us to
offer valuable information in this regard. In the home automation market we can find apps that show us
the average consumption of our home and the price per kilowatt/hour in order to be able to anticipate tasks in advance.
household appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers, and thus make a more responsible consumption. Some of
these applications allow you to compare your consumption according to the time of the year or to know if you have reduced it in order to
check if the actions you are implementing are really working.
According to the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), the use of household appliances during the hours of operation
valley instead of during peak hours can save us up to 600€ per year.
Most electric utilities already have their own applications that inform the customer about
the contracted power, energy consumption or the amount of monthly expenses. Some of them also advise on
on the most appropriate tariff and home efficiency tips.
2. Smart thermostats.
The temperature control is one of the basic cost-saving measures in a building. These devices
connect through the wireless network and GPS technology to our mobile devices and provide us with
allow them to be controlled by remote control. By means of applications or voice commands we can decide
turn our home heating on or off depending on the price of energy at that moment, or
our personal needs. Also, this type of thermostats allow us to configure the
temperature to keep it constant, thereby reducing the 7% increase in consumption that is
each degree of heating increase.
3. Intelligent windows
This type of window can save you up to 40% on your electricity bill. They are equipped with
that rotate 180 degrees, directing the air currents to cool the environments and that are
They darken in the hottest hours of the day. They also regulate the light keeping the house warm in winter and
cool in summer.
Today there are integral efficient lighting systems. These range from light bulbs to the
The aim is to adapt the interior and exterior lighting of the spaces according to the sunlight or the
It is possible to manage them from the phone or set activation schedules. Also save energy
by means of automatic shutdown systems, thus reducing unnecessary periods of expenditure.
4. Efficient household appliances
Household appliances such as the refrigerator, dishwasher and dryer are responsible for the 50% of the
household electricity consumption. The levels of energy efficiency of household appliances
are indicated by the A-G label. The A+++ label is the highest level and consumes up to 70%.
less than those of class D, which can result in savings of almost 600 euros during their useful life.
In addition, many state-of-the-art home appliances are connected to the Internet, allowing them to be connected to the Internet.
at times when the price of energy is lower, schedule them according to weather forecasts and
avoid unnecessary use.
5. Domotic plugs
The intelligent plugs allow us to remotely control any device connected to them. From
so that we can turn them on even when we are not at home. In addition, some include timers
and applications that are useful for warming up a space before entering. Others monitor consumption for
to know how much electricity has been consumed.
Actions as simple as taking advantage of natural light, using energy-saving lamps, or turning off
devices when they are not in use can make a difference in energy costs and energy efficiency.
electricity bill. Energy efficiency and responsible consumption includes the user that monitors
behavior and change their habits to make efficient use of energy resources.