Murphy HouseModern Living Room, Melbourne
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Smart habits to startYou can reduce the risk of overloading your power points and cut your energy usage by getting into a few practical habits, says Neophytou. These include: Don’t plug a power board into another power board. This could overload the socket causing your home’s circuit protection to trip and even damage your electrical wiring.Where possible, charge devices via a USB port as the amount of power required is less and reduces the load on a single power point.Track your usage: the trick here is to know your consumption and which products are using the most energy. Consider investing in smart switches and sockets that allow you to monitor the consumption of individual appliances and lights.
For even greater convenience, you can pre-determine the settings on your automated system for lighting, heating and entertainment to suit different situations. For example, you could set the system to control various elements simultaneously, so that when you go to bed it turns off all the inside lights, switches on the security camera at the front door, adjusts the kids’ night lights, and switches off the heater – all with one swipe of your smart-screen remote or an app on your phone.
51. In the round. Melbourne, Victoria