Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing rules have made people confined to their homes and dealing with its effects on their lives and the environment around them. With this new lifestyle comes a lot of challenges as well, especially the challenge of energy consumption.
People are living 24/7 in their homes and energy consumption has reached an all times high. So what should a person do to reduce their carbon footprint? We have the best solution for you. Bring out some positive changes in your home and your lifestyle with these energy-efficient devices in your home.
1. Smart Water Sprinklers
Greenery takes a lot of energy, water and time. Especially if you live in an arid area with a highly variable climate, you are bound to spend a lot of time and energy on your home garden. Save the water by installing smart sprinklers in your green space. There are brands that deal in highly programmable sprinkler control systems. These sprinklers are connected with your phone and you can set timings for the sprinklers easily. This way you not only save the wastage of water but also save money on water utility bills.
2. Solar panels
The sun is a valuable source of energy, providing abundant energy to power your home appliances. Solar panels collect this energy from the sun and use it throughout the night to power your home devices. With the trend of an eco-friendly lifestyle, people are becoming more and more interested in installing solar panels in their homes.
As more and more people are interested in solar energy, the cost of solar panels has dropped over the past 20 years which makes it the most cost-efficient and energy-efficient power device.
3. LED Lights
LED bulbs are the most efficient light source. You can save big on your electricity bill by installing LED bulbs in your home. Smart bulbs are connected to your phone through an App. You can switch the light On/OFF with the push of a button. You can even set specific timings for the bulbs to go off so no energy is wasted. There are also LED bulbs with motion sensors, this makes them turn on when a person enters the room and turn off when they leave.
4. Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are handy to conserve garbage. Installing a good quality garbage disposal can help you get rid of waste such as food scraps, smelly leftovers and even flowers. You can install or change the garbage disposal under the kitchen sink. Energy-efficient garbage disposals come with in-sink grinding (ISG) technology which grinds the food scraps into a fine powder so it becomes disposed of easily into landfills. This helps the climate a great deal. ISG is said to have a great positive potential for renewable energy production as well.
5. Smart sockets
If you are looking for ways to save energy, start by installing smart sockets in your home. Smart sockets switch off on their own when a device is plugged off and also cuts power to devices that are at standby mode.