Whether you’re looking to save money, or to save the environment, in recent years, the world has been trending deeper and deeper into the green home movement. Thanks to technology, it’s now easier than ever before to make your house environmentally friendly, while keeping it budget friendly as well. Let’s go green, Deco & Bloom style, with Easy Ways to Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly with Technology.
The Nest – One of the biggest users of energy in your home is your heating and cooling system, and luckily it is one of the easiest systems to turn green. The Nest is a smart thermostat, who’s make was recently acquired by Google. These handy little devices can manage pre-planned, energy saving heating and cooling routines, and can connect a variety of small appliances in the home. These devices are the perfect place to start, when transitioning your whole house into a smart home.
Solar Panels – Depending on the area you live in, the return from getting solar panels may be quick, or it might take a while, but no matter how much sunlight your home gets, these simple panels can help you lower your energy bill, and your impact on the environment. There is no doubt that in recent years solar panels have come a long way from the clunky devices that they used to be. Now far more efficient, and simpler to connect, even if you have looked into solar panels before, now is a great time to look again.
Neurio – One of the biggest challenges facing folks who want to make their homes more environmentally friendly is figuring out which appliances or devices are costing the most in power. The Neurio is a simple sensor suite that you can hook up in your home to determine not only how much energy you are really using, but also where that energy is going once it enters your home. Find out where your problem areas are and learn how to reduce your energy consumption, all right from your smartphone.
Dual Flush Toilets – Toilets use more water every year than almost any other appliance we use, and the older the toilet is, the less efficient it will be. Even if the toilet doesn’t have a slow leak, there is a good chance that it is just plain using too much water. If you are looking to cut back on that water bill, replacing old model toilets is an excellent place to start, and a dual flush toilets are the new models to choose. With multiple flushing modes these toilets will help you save both money, and the environment.
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