Making your home smarter should harmonize with making your home greener. Luckily, a smart green home technology is available today to make your home more eco-friendly!
Our favorite green home technologies
If you are leaving in the house in a sunny part of this world, solar panels are an obvious yet the most money-saving green home technology. Although solar panels require some serious initial planning, once properly installed, this green home technology can produce enough energy to drastically cut your energy bills and lower a household’s carbon footprint.
Geothermal heat pump
We waste most of the electrical energy on heating or cooling our homes. It is always either too hot or too cold, so we continue to exploit our ACs and heaters to balance the indoor temperature. However, most of the modern heaters are inefficient and costly as their technology is based on the air circulation between the house and continuously changing outside air. Geothermal heat pumps work similarly but its heat exchange apparatus is buried underground, where temperatures are a lot more stable than outside. This makes geothermal heat pump one of the most cost-efficient green home technology despite its high price on installation.
If you don’t have the possibility to install a geothermal heat pump yet, a smart thermostat is the must-have green home technology for you. The smart thermostat is a home automation technology that allows you to control remotely your home’s heating and air conditioning.
Smart power strips
For those who keep forgetting to switch off their home appliances, we recommend buying smart energy power strips. These handy devices cut the power to the appliances that are not in use for a certain period of time. Therefore, this green home technology reduces the amount of wasted electricity and makes your home more eco-friendly. Moreover, you can integrate the latest smart power strips with your home assistant and control it remotely from your smartphone.
Instantaneous water heating
We are used to those big water heating tanks in our bathrooms. The problem is, you rarely use the entire water volume of the tank. Hence, you waste energy on heating the water that you don’t need. On-demand or instantaneous water heating is a green home technology that heats the water as it flows through the device without retaining any water inside. Try it out!