Smart Gift Ideas: Save Energy (And Money) For Christmas

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Have your bills been taking bites out of your holiday savings? Did you know that with some practical holiday gifts you can save money this year and all the years that follow? Home Controls offers several energy-saving products that will not only fit into your holiday shopping budget, but also save you money for years to come!

Water Saving Showerheads

Home Controls offers great water-saving products! These luxury Evolve showerheads conserve water used during your shower, and the ShowerStart technology also saves the hot water that’s wasted before the next time you get in. Evolve’s acclaimed showerheads install quickly and easily to save water, energy and money. And since showers consume more than 15% of all home water usage, and hot water heaters contribute to 19% of all home energy use, the savings can really add up.

Timer Switches

Never accidentally leave lights on again! The Jasco myTouchSmart Sunsmart All-in-One Timer allows you to customize 8 different On/Off, Sundown and Sunrise settings for daily and weekly. Press the selection, and the timers will activate the off command after the selected time limit. These switches feature manual control should you wish to turn off the lights at your discretion. Perfect for bathrooms, garages, back patios, closets and more.

Occupancy Switches and Sensors

Leviton makes a great selection of passive infrared (PIR) motion detecting wall switches, perfect for any home! Their switches turn your lights manually or automatically via motion sensors and then turn off the lights when they detect the room is empty. Never again worry about leaving the lights on in an empty room. Some models include a night light feature and the newer models have dimmer settings!

Smart Thermostats

According to the Alliance to Save Energy, up to half of your energy bill is just for heating and cooling. The key to lowering your energy bill starts with managing your heating and cooling system. Home Controls offers some amazing smart thermostats, including Aprilaire Wi-Fi thermostats, the Ecolink Z-Wave Plus thermostat, the 2GIG Z-Wave 700 thermostat, and Zen Wi-Fi or Zigbee thermostats.

We have a lot more gift ideas online at You can also check out our blog throughout the holidays as we feature other great home automation, security and networking products.