Most of us spend most of our free time at home and, because of this, it only makes good sense that we are aware of our consumption of energy while we’re there. There are quite a few technologies for the home that will assist us with monitoring our energy consumption so that we can save energy… and water, too. Most of us are completely unaware of the size of our carbon footprint on a day to day basis or even how sustainable our homes currently are. However, there are simple things that we can do to be more energy efficient.
In the Bedroom
How many of you out there reading this go through hot and cold periods during the night? Or, maybe you stay hot while your significant other freezes to death? That is also a common problem. What if I told you that there is a solution to that? And one that can be energy efficient at the same time?
Enter a Climate Comfort System, BedJet that can hear or cool your bed – essentially acting as cooling and heating sheets. It has a warming technology coupled with a cooling bed fan that will help you heat the whole bed or only half of it while cooling the other side if you want to. Because each person in the bed is comfortable, you can then save energy from fans running at night, air conditioners and/or furnaces. The thing is, this system works with specially made sheets, called AirComforter sheets. This is a blanket that is air powered and can be warmed or cooled, or both at the same time on different sides. Just plug the BedJet air right into it and drift off to a completely comfortable night’s sleep.
Smart Tech for the Home
So, is this the latest and greatest when it comes to smart tech for your home? When it comes to bedclothes, yes, it just might be. It is incredibly innovative at the very least. But then, what smart tech for the home is not innovative? Now, there are all sorts of tech for the home that are available. From smart thermostats to lighting and even kitchen appliances that can be programmed. Most of this tech has to do with more domestic sorts of appliances, and remote technology has now advanced to where it actually can control the physical appliances in real time.
It is an exciting time to be alive for people who have always dreamed of being both lazier and more efficient when it comes to household appliances and gadgets. The thing is, you really need to gain an understanding of how a smart home works before you just go out and start buying all of the latest and greatest tech.
Low Flow Toilets and Showerheads
These are really becoming trendy right now. Did you know that hot water alone is responsible for as much as 25% of the total energy costs for your home? More than that, 15% is due solely to the showers! It only makes sense to make the effort to reduce the hot water that you use. You can easily do this by installing showerheads that are low flow. This can reduce your energy and water consumption by as much as half!
Of course, if you are going to go low flow, you might as well go all the way and get the low flow toilets too. With this kind of toilet in your bathroom, you can save more than 7,925 gallons of water each year! Aside for being good for the environment, this will also save you money on your water bill.
Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Yet one more quite simple way to save energy in your home is to switch to light bulbs that save energy in each room. Did you know that Energy Star light bulbs can use as much as 75% less energy when compared to the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs? You might also think about making the switch to halogen lights. The light output for those bulbs is similar to the incandescent light bulbs while using as much as 49% less energy.
See, it really isn’t that hard to be more energy efficient regardless of which room you are in.