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Home Automation In Calgary & How It Saves You Money


In the vibrant city of Calgary, homeowners are increasingly turning towards smart solutions to enhance their living experience. Electrical home automations are at the forefront of this trend, offering a blend of convenience, security, and perhaps most importantly, significant savings on energy bills.

Let’s explore how integrating smart electrical automations into your Calgary home can not only elevate your lifestyle but also provide a tangible return on investment through energy savings.

Understanding Electrical Home Automation

Electrical home automation involves the integration of electrical devices with a centralized control system that can be managed remotely through a smartphone, tablet, or computer. This can include lighting, heating, air conditioning, security systems, and even appliances.

The idea is to provide homeowners with control over their home environments, allowing for adjustments to be made that optimize living conditions and energy usage.


Depending on your lifestyle, you could be spending anywhere from 20-40% of your electric bill on heating and cooling. Most HVAC systems are wasting energy on regulating unoccupied rooms.

One of the most impactful automations comes from smart thermostats and HVAC systems. These devices learn your schedule and preferences, adjusting the heating and cooling of your home to optimal levels for both comfort and energy efficiency.

Using appliances such as in floor heaters, or electric heaters are another way to bring down your reliance on your HVAC system.

By ensuring that your home is only heated or cooled when necessary, you can see significant savings on your energy bills. In Calgary’s variable climate, this can translate to substantial annual savings.

Lighting Solutions

Lighting accounts for a significant portion of household energy use. Automated lighting solutions, such as LED lights that adjust based on natural light levels or occupancy sensors that turn lights off when a room is unoccupied, can drastically reduce this consumption.

Not only does this automation bring down your electricity bills, but it also extends the lifespan of your lighting fixtures, offering further financial savings.

Smart Security Systems

While not directly related to energy savings, smart security systems offer an indirect financial benefit by protecting your home against intrusions and enabling remote monitoring.

This can lower insurance premiums and provide peace of mind, which, while not quantifiable in dollars, is invaluable.


Households can leak thousands of gallons of water per year. All of that water is being reflected in your bills on top of the amount you are actually using. These leaks are often in discrete places that devices like smart puck detectors will be able to detect before you ever do.

If your concern is less about leaks and more about the amount of water you are using, there are products for that too! Smart shower heads, touch-free faucets, and automated sprinkler systems can all help stop the wasted water. Using less water means more savings at the end of the month.

Energy Monitoring Systems

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to managing your home’s energy usage. Energy monitoring systems give you real-time insights into how much energy your home is using, identifying high usage appliances and systems. This information allows you to make informed decisions on where to cut back, ultimately saving money.

How to Get Started With Home Automation in Calgary

For Calgary homeowners interested in making the leap into home automation, the first step is often a consultation with a local expert in smart home technology. At 4-Star Electric, we specialize in customizing solutions that fit the specific needs and budgets of our clients, ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck.

Rebates and Incentives

It’s worth noting that various rebates and incentives may be available to Calgary homeowners looking to upgrade to more energy-efficient systems.

These programs, like Calgary’s Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) can help offset the initial cost of installing smart home technologies.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help get you access to these rebates!

Home automation is widely based on the concept that we only use what we need and therefore we only pay for what we use. Programmable thermostats, automated water, and smart lighting systems are all ways that we can cut down on our usage, without cutting down on our quality of life. Try integrating some of these systems into your home and see how much money you save!

At 4-Star Electric, we’re Calgary’s electrical service leader. We ensure every customer finds trustworthy, timely, and reliable service, no matter what issue they’re experiencing. This includes home automation!

We work within your schedule and offer services for both residential homes and commercial businesses. When you choose us, you’re treated like family.

Get the service you deserve today!

Written by Denny Vannus

Denny is a seasoned professional with an impressive 25-year career at 4 Star Electric, a family-owned electrical company with a strong commitment to serving the community. Armed with both a master's and journeyman's license, he is not only an expert in his field but also a proud PEC (Professional Electrical Contractor). Denny's journey in the electrical industry began with a desire to make a substantial impact in his community and provide top-notch services to clients. He's not just about fixing circuits; he's about lighting up lives. Beyond his professional dedication, Denny is a devoted family man. Celebrating 20 years of marriage, he and his wife have an 11-year-old son who keeps them on their toes. When he's not immersed in the world of electrical systems, Denny enjoys kicking back and coaching his son’s soccer games. His unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and his vision of 4 Star Electric as an extended family for both clients and staff exemplify his passion for creating a harmonious, electrifying world.
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