Home automation and building energy management
The domotic building is often defined as “intelligent”, as it is able to modify the configuration of its equipment according to internal and external variables. Not only that, the domotic system is also an integrated system able to manage in a coordinated manner the functions traditionally performed by individual devices, such as switches, programmable thermostats, video intercoms and alarm systems.
The cost of a building must be measured over its entire life cycle: today, in addition to the incidence of the purchase value, management costs that have a significant impact must also be taken into consideration. With domotics it is possible to create housing solutions where you can live in maximum comfort, using only the energy you need, improving the energy classification of the building, thus also increasing its economic value. The control and optimization of consumption, managed by the system, involves a containment of energy costs.
That is to turn off or adjust the light according to the presence of people and the amount of natural light. A solution that allows the customer to enjoy maximum visual comfort, making a major contribution to energy savings. Useful in rooms used occasionally such as corridors, cellars, toilets, in common areas it allows savings of up to 75%.
That is, heating only when and where it is needed, saving up to 30%. Thanks to this function it is possible to choose the temperature of each individual room according to its location and the time of day in which it is used. It is also possible to exclude unused rooms not to be heated.
The activation of the system takes into account the exposure and therefore the solar radiation and the possible opening of windows. It therefore guarantees comfort and cost savings to customers.
Numerous studies have shown that showing consumption helps the User to change their bad habits and to take action to improve them. The consequences of this pro-active improvement have been evaluated in a saving of 10/15%.
The system provides the Customer with instant and cumulative data on a touch-screen, in the form of graphs and tables that facilitate interpretation, as well as a quantitative assessment of the economic expenditure. The customer producing electricity and domestic hot water can also view the parameters of the production of photovoltaic panel systems.
Load control management – no more blackouts!
With domotics it is also possible to manage and monitor the power absorbed by the controlled appliances by disconnecting them in the event of overload, compared to the maximum contractual power.
The system makes it possible to set the timings to activate the loads at predetermined times, postponing their operation by periods, with reduced energy costs.
Providing an approximate figure for a “turnkey” domotics automation solution is almost impossible and, above all, would be misleading. The costs for the construction of a domotic system are, in fact, linked to some variables such as the masonry works, the size of the rooms, the number and complexity of the systems to be controlled, the configuration of the systems present, the floor on which the environment and the difficulty of assembling the devices.
Despite the costs to be incurred for the construction of a domotic system, it is, in fact, useful to take into consideration the fact that domotics, in recent years, has become an important sales incentive tool. The cost of the electrical system has a minimal impact on the cost of the property (approximately 1.5-2%).
The cost of the infrastructure of a basic domotic system, thanks to the greater diffusion, has been considerably reduced and its adoption affects only an increase of 20% compared to a traditional electrical system, determining a practically irrelevant incidence on the cost of the immobile.
Against this minimal increase, the perceived value of the property grows significantly higher: the domotic equipment becomes an element of qualification of the real estate investment, resulting in a consequent increase in the commercial value of the home and an important selling point.
These limited initial additional costs can then be automatically amortized by the added value provided by the wide range of variants available as an option, ranging from aesthetics (such as plates in precious materials) to the most advanced technological functions.
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