How energy efficient is your current home? In today’s smart world, you don’t want to be left behind. Here are the best energy efficient upgrades that you can get for your home. Invest in them now, and it will be worth it now and in the long run for our environment.
A survey estimates that using a programmable thermostat can decrease your bill by as much as $180 on a yearly basis. A thermostat can adjust your heating and cooling, reducing it when you do not need it and increasing it when you do. This feature is available in all thermostats. In advanced devices, there is an additional learning feature; they learn your schedule and automatically program themselves, accordingly.
How many times do you forget to switch off the lights? The more you do this, the higher your bill. There are so many companies in the industry that now offer smart lighting solutions. Implement these, and you will be able to control all the lights in your home though your Smartphone or computer. Whether you are at your home, at work or anywhere else in the world, these solutions can help you turn on and off all the lights in your home with a just a tap or a click.
Fiber Optic Technology
Which technology is your internet connection based on? If you are still using those traditional coaxial wires, it is time you switched to fiber optics. This green technology is safer, more durable and more energy efficient. But that is not the only reason we like it; fiber technology provides you with greater speeds, and you can simultaneously use the internet on many of your devices without reducing the connection quality.
Tankless Water Heater
A survey estimates that water heaters contribute to nearly 30% of your energy costs provided you are using a standard system that heats up to 80 gallons of water to temperatures exceeding 120 degrees throughout the day. However, if you start using a tankless water heater system, you can decrease your bills. Such a device only heats water when you need it and not every time, which not only reduces energy consumption, but the environmental impact as well.
Remote Controlled Shades
Roll down these remote controlled blinds over your windows, and you will be able to maintain a specific temperature for longer periods of time. Investing in one of these is a great idea if you want a smarter home.