Life will be simplified and electricity costs can be reduced starting this December with the launch of the autonomous smart home energy management solution Akeptus. Using a home’s smart thermostat, Akeptus conveniently connects and manages all home devices and technology from a single interface.
The power management system utilizes an exclusive smart load shedding feature through an algorithm, which monitors usage and prevents power failure. The solution will intelligently and proactively shut down high power-consuming appliances if there is a danger of overload. Homeowners can precisely monitor energy consumption, including power metering for all home devices and appliances, as well as their home’s consumption of gas and water.
“Akeptus non-invasively learns your daily habits and helps you manage your home’s energy use,” said CEO and Founder Nana Wilberforce. “Compatible home devices like lights, plugs and thermostats can all be connected, and if Akeptus detects that you left the lights on before going to bed, it will either notify you or automatically turn them off for you, based on your preferences. If you have a habit of leaving certain lights turned on, Akeptus will also turn those off to save energy. If you give Akeptus permission, it can perform menial tasks like turning down the heat or turning off a device. From managing a single light bulb to fully connecting a home, Akeptus makes your life easier.”
Akeptus continually monitors internal building temperatures, real-time electricity use, occupancy and all equipment that pulls power. Akeptus provides benefits beyond completely improving home efficiency. The smart monitoring system helps homeowners plan home improvement projects, including hiring a professional, negotiating prices and securing funding for large projects through a streamlined maintenance platform. Users can schedule tasks, receive bids from vetted tradespeople, pay for projects and, according to Wilberforce, “most importantly, track the progress of your home maintenance projects, allowing you to run building systems on your own.”