These days, almost everyone recognizes the value of going green to cut down on energy-related emissions. With a few changes, you can considerably reduce your carbon footprint by switching to new technologies in your home. Here are four clever ways to go green with better home technology.
Reduce Energy Use With Smart Appliances
Many smart appliances are designed to limit energy by monitoring efficiency. Making the switch to smart appliances can help you cut down on energy usage and open up a huge range of consumer-friendly digital features. From dishwashers to coffee machines, almost every major home appliance is available in a smart version that can help you keep your home greener.
Use a Water Recycling System
Home water recycling systems have become quite popular over the last few years. By taking water from sinks and showers and recycling it to flush toilets or water lawns, these systems can cut down on water usage significantly. Although DIY options used to be the only viable way to get a water recycling system in your home, there are now plenty of commercial options that can easily be installed by a professional contractor.
Put Your Home on Solar
Perhaps the biggest change you can make to reduce your carbon footprint is to take advantage of home solar technology. Although solar panels were once bulky, expensive and unreliable, improvements over the last 20 years have made them a very good source of home power. Companies like Harmon Solar make it easy to get the solar systems and batteries you need to be completely energy independent. Best of all, these systems eventually pay for themselves by eliminating or severely cutting your utility energy bills.
Switch All of Your Lights to LEDs
If you haven’t already, now is the time to replace all of your older light bulbs with LEDs. LED lights last much longer and use far less electricity than traditional bulbs, allowing them to reduce waste in two ways. As with solar panels, these bulbs will actually pay for themselves over the long haul by reducing the frequency with which you have to pay for replacements.
Using these four technologies, you can rapidly green up your house and reduce your carbon footprint. Over the next few years, it’s likely that we’ll see even more exciting new technologies like these with the power to reduce home energy consumption.