Smart Home Devices
Many smart home devices help you reduce your carbon footprint and your utility bills.
15:12 20 June 2017
Many smart home devices that are available in the market today have positive impact on the planet’s well-being. They are designed not just to help users reduce their carbon footprint but also their utility bills. These include:
· Sense Home Energy Monitor – Monitors your home’s electric usage allowing you to tract both real-time usage and long-term trends. It also gives you a clear idea of your house’s environmental impact so you can take action to make it healthier. Other smart plugs that monitor energy usage are iDevices Switch and TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug, which do not only monitor your electricity usage but also automatically shut off idling appliances after a certain time.
· Lifx Color LED bulbs – Energy from standard light mostly comes out of heat and not light. Smart bulbs help you reduce your electricity bill by using sensors that turn lights on or off based on your presence.
· WaterHawk – Tracks down how many gallons of water you’ve used in the shower and shows current temperature so you don’t waste too much water waiting for it to heat up.
· Nest Learning Thermostat – Automatically adjusts the temperature in your house to match your preference.
· LED TVs – Consider changing your old plasma and OLED screens to LED TVs that cut down on energy leakage so they are less likely to heat up.