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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

Combat the Cost of Living crisis with Smart Tech

The rising cost of living is placing increasing pressure on household budgets, but there are a number of pieces of technology which could help people make some vital savings. Currys have a range of smart tech and devices which could help to make a difference.

Given the increased connectivity in many homes today thanks to the rise of smart devices, it is now also possible to control many appliances and other items from a smartphone. A number of apps enable users to set routines to turn connected appliances and electronics on and off at certain times, a feature which could be used to improve efficiency and save money.

There are lots of ways to reduce your energy usage, from turning off lights when you’re not using them, to lowering the temperature on your thermostat. It can be difficult to remember to take these steps when we’re busy with life, so, many modern homeowners are turning to technology to manage their energy usage, installing smart devices to help them stay cosy and cost-effective at the same time.

How it works:

You set up Smart-home devices using your smartphone, letting you control them remotely, put them on a timer, connect them to a smart speaker, or even set them up to perform actions on their own. By giving you more control over the things in your home that use energy, Smart-home devices can be an integral part of your energy-saving plan.

Saving on your heating bills:

Smart homes save energy and heat, which is why they are eco-friendly and can even be cheaper to live in. One of the ways in which smart homes save energy is heat monitoring. Old school thermostats are rarely capable of properly keeping track of the heat in your home. Smart homes use multiple sensors to measure the exact temperature and therefore have a better knowledge of how to heat it. Combine that with a modern heating system, and you will easily have your home warm with a surprisingly low amount of energy.

Lighting inside and out:

Smart bulbs are the simplest way to save money because all you have to do is screw in a light bulb. All smart bulbs are LED bulbs, which use at least 75% less energy than regular bulbs, and last 25 times longer. Add to that the fact that you can easily connect them to solar-powered generators, and you can easily see that they are a must-have for any eco-conscious person.


Outside of the home, electric scooters are an excellent, cost-effective transport option. The electric scooter has a smaller impact on the environment when compared to other traditional vehicles. This is because e-scooters run on electricity and does not depend upon any other external resources, including fossil fuel.

Currys have a wide range of Smart-home devices in store and online now. There is no time like the present to invest in some of these products, saving you money, and helping the environment too!

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