The company said in a statement on Wednesday that the kits included voice-activated lights, energy monitoring plugs, smart controllers for split air-conditioning systems and smart speakers; they cost between $108 and $420.
The kits are based either on Google or Amazon devices and the complete range can be seen here.
AGL general manager Product and Portfolio, Jo Egan, said many customers were using more energy than usual due to working from home.
“These devices allow customers to set schedules, turn off devices on standby when they go to bed, turn off lights remotely and get the most out of their split systems.”
Another kit that includes a Google Nest Hub and two Sensibo Skys. Courtesy AGL
Egan said using these devices would reduce the amount of standby power used.
“In a living room entertainment area, for example, devices left on standby can include televisions, games consoles, amplifiers, and device chargers,” she said.
“The Sensibo Sky smart controller can automatically turn split air-conditioning systems on before customers arrive home and off when they leave, using phone locations, and allows customers to monitor temperature and humidity, and set program schedules to match their lifestyle preferences.
“This is important because studies show each one degree change in temperature setting increases heating costs by 15% and cooling costs by 10%."
A pilot offer of the kits was begun in 2019 and it had now been upgraded following customer feedback.
“Customers can nominate their preferred digital assistant — Google or Alexa — select up to two starter kits to add to their AGL bill, and choose whether they want to pay them off over 12 or 24 months,” Egan said.