Energy Efficiency Control
Energy Management

When it comes to energy efficiency, you have plenty of options. However, many homeowners overlook key energy-saving opportunity – lighting. It accounts for almost 20% of the average homeowner's monthly electric bill. CustomLounge can help increase energy savings throughout your home.

Light control offers many ways to help the environment, while beautifying your home. Dimmers and light control systems let you use just the right amount of light, reducing electricity usage and extending bulb life. With eco-home products from our partners, you can save energy without sacrificing comfort or style. Our whole-home lighting automation (link to Whole Home Automation)extend energy saving throughout your entire home and our advanced technology allows you to control the latest energy-efficient light sources, such as LEDs and fluorescent lamps. Shading Solutions help optimize daylight in your home by reducing heating and cooling costs while making the space more comfortable. The perfect complement to light and shade control, temperature control gives you the ability to adjust heating and cooling systems any time of day—even while you’re away from home, saving on your energy usage.

Installing dimmers is one of the easiest green home improvements you can make. With our full line of environment friendly dimmers, sensors and timers, you have a variety of options to help you add energy-saving to a single space or throughout your home.

Residential Smart Grid Solutions Go to Top

You’ve probably heard the phrase “smart grid” in relation to energy use. You might have even heard that it will change the way we use energy. But what exactly is the smart grid and what can you expect from it?

What is the Smart Grid?

In general terms, the smart grid is the modernization of today’s electricity grid, with improved technology to help save energy, reduce your electricity bills, and decrease brownouts and blackouts. The smart grid features two-way communication—between you and the utility company—so that you can see how much electricity you’re using, when you’re using it, and how much it costs.

One of the major components of the smart grid is demand response, meaning a utility will work to decrease electricity demand during peak hours. Utilities will offer lower prices for using electricity during off-hours when demand for electricity is low.

Benefits of Residential Smart Grid Solutions Go to Top

A smarter grid will change the way you use electricity by giving you the ability to manage your home’s energy use and costs, while improving the quality and reliability of your power.

How Does it Work?

The smart grid solution will offer you direct control of lighting, HVAC, shades, and plug-in devices as well as control of third-party devices. The system will also display your real-time energy use and analyze trends to identify additional ways you can save energy.

Your smart grid solution will receive messages sent to you from your utility about how much energy you’re using, when you’re using it, and how much it’s costing you — all in real time via a smart meter or server. The smart grid solution will automatically respond to price changes and energy events, such as times of peak demand, by cutting back on the amount of energy used by your lights, shades, HVAC, and certain appliances. That, in turn, will save you money.

You can also automate and control your entertainment systems, lighting, security, and temperature by defining presets.

EMS 100 Go to Top

The Control4®’s EMS 100 helps utilities optimize load management, but was designed first and foremost with the consumer in mind. The solution delivers an engaging in-home experience that exchanges up-to-the minute consumption data between customer and utility and provides intelligent automation and control of smart devices throughout the house. The EMS 100 was built on an open, standards-based platform to simplify integration with utility-owned back-end systems.

CustomLounge and Energy Management Go to Top

CustomLounge currently partners with the manufacturers who provide the best energy management solutions.

We’re creating a new standard for home energy management, driving unprecedented engagement and participation in the new generation of smart grid-enabled programs.

We empower consumers and utilities with valuable usage information to help manage energy load and costs.

We build an open platform based on industry standards to enable easy integration, upgrades, new feature releases, and application development.

We add industry-leading intelligent automation to home energy management for maximum savings.

Bringing the smart grid online is a major undertaking involving every part of the energy ecosystem, from utilities and distribution systems to the consumer electronics and appliances in our homes. If the consumer gets involved, the industry wins. We’re proud to be doing our part to facilitate dramatic change in the way people manage their electricity consumption. Our ultimate goal is get consumers to say an enthusiastic "yes" to the smart grid. Join us in the effort, contact us today for more information.