Green Technologies That Will Save You Energy and Money

by Emily on July 25, 2017

in Green Tech

Even though saving the world is never an easy task, there are more than a few things we can do about it. So far, 195 countries have signed the Paris climate agreement, and that is an indication that this world might just survive despite everything we’ve done to it, both accidentally and deliberately.

However, leaving the fate of the world in the hands of others would be utterly irresponsible. We all have to think globally and act locally. If you truly want to save the world and make this planet a better place, then you too have to do something about it. You can start by making your home as ‘’green’’ as possible.

Green technologies are not the future; they’re already here, and everyone can use them. For a while, those kinds of technologies have been available only to those with deep pockets, but now, you can equip your home with green tech too!

Smart appliances

The kitchen is becoming smarter thanks to the smart appliances made by many different companies such as LG, Samsung, Miele, and others. Your fridge can now scan your receipt and keep an inventory of your items, but that’s not the greatest thing about it. Smart refrigerators and washing machines can be programmed to turn on and off at a specific time, and that’s amazing because you’ll get to save money and energy by not having to turn them off when you’re not using them.

Automated lighting

Switching to LED lights has been a fad in recent years and for a good reason. LED lights use less energy (up to 70%) and they cost less too. Now, most people are taking it a step further by controlling LED lights with custom-made hardware and software.

If you’re like most people, you probably leave the lights on while on vacation. Instead of doing that, you can now program different lights to turn on and off at specific times. By doing that, you’ll create an illusion that someone is in your home, which is likely to deter any potential burglars.

Droplet sprinklers

Your backyard is a significant part of your home, and your neighbors might even tease you if they see that your lawn is dry. Did you know that you don’t really have to waste a lot of water to keep that grass green?

The Droplet sprinkler will water your lawn without wasting water and energy. It’s also incredibly easy to use. Just hook it up to the garden hose and configure it by using your smart phone.

Harness the wind

Those who live in colder climates might want to take a look at some home wind generators. They’re not wildly expensive anymore, and they can even be made from spare parts. However, don’t expect a homemade generator to work as good as a professional one. There are many different companies that make wind generators, and sometimes they can cost over $50,000.

Expensive wind generators might be able to cover almost 80% of your power needs, while homemade generators will probably cover 10-15%. With that in mind, choose an option that suits your needs and wallet the best.

Going solar

Imagine a world where you don’t have to spend your money on electricity. It sounds enticing, right? Believe it or not, that’s entirely possible. Solar panels are the future, and intelligent storage systems like sonnenBatterie Eco will save you a lot of money while keeping the environment clean at the same time.

Obviously, this technology works best in sunny climates, and that’s exactly why most people living in Australia should look to install them. After all, most of Australia’s power (over 70%) comes from coal and other sources that pollute our planet, so getting off the grid would definitely benefit our planet.

Insulate your home

This might be somewhat common sense, but insulating your home is an excellent way to stop wasting energy and money. If your house is poorly insulated, hot and cold air will find a way to escape. Double pane windows are not cheap by any means, but they’re certainly worth every single cent.

If you’re insulating your home on a budget, you might want to consider buying a home insulator kit. This kit seals windows with a plastic film. Even though a home insulating kit is not as good as double pane windows, it will certainly save you some money in the long run.

These are just some of the ways to reduce your energy consumption, and of course, to save money. Always be on the lookout for new green technologies, but don’t neglect your needs in the process. Also, don’t start working on a project that will completely empty your pockets. Start small and work your way up.

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solar May 21, 2018 at 07:32

Hello, you have a great article and such unique content , thanks for sharing with us.

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