Go Green is the mantra of many companies across the world now. The world is moving towards sustainable living in efforts to protect the planet from irreversible damages. Not only the giant companies, but individuals are making an effort to play their part in ‘going green’ as well.
A recent live session, thanks to Zoom, at my university with an environmentalist taught me a lot about the urgent need to go green. Therefore, here are some of the eco-friendly tech gadgets that you should definitely get for your home today.
Not many of us are aware of the amount of energy that we waste on a daily basis. The wasted energy is doing nothing but harming the environment around us. It is causing damage to the air we breathe. Therefore, you need to monitor the amount of energy that you use in your houses. The nest thermostat enables you to do so.
The smart thermostats can not only reduce the wasted energy but they will also help you to cut down on the heating bills. A win-win situation, isn’t it.
These thermostats have gained a lot of popularity lately. And rightfully so. They allow your homes to be more energy efficient by learning your habits. And adjusting accordingly. They produce a heating schedule for when you are in and out of the house. You also get access to many other features with Nest Thermostat.
Conico Smart Power Strip
Not all things that bring benefits to you are attractive as well. The same holds true for these smart power strips. They might not be very sexy on the outside, but they are very beneficial for you. They help you to save an ample amount of energy.
They’re designed specifically for your home tech that sucks a lot of energy when on standby. These include TVs and consoles. This Wi-Fi-connected smart power strip will enable you to control your devices via Alexa controlled plugs.
Smart Hot Water Heaters
Perhaps one of the most expensive bills that you receive on a monthly basis is that of the heating system. However, there are companies that have introduced smart heating systems in the recent past. This means that you will not waste energy through your heating systems when they are not in use. Thus, adding smart home intelligence to your home heating system.
These heaters come with a Wi-Fi-connected sensor. It is capable of sending alerts to your smartphone whenever it detects a leak. Apart from that, these smart heating systems are also capable of letting the users tweak the heating temperatures to optimize their monthly costs.
This is a smart lighting bulb that is eco-friendly too. What makes it smart is your ability to connect these bulbs with your smartphone via the app. You can then control the bulbs from your smartphone as you please.
You can do so from any room and can even set light schedules and create different light palettes as well as various moods. They come in a variety of colours to choose from. You can select to go with the plain white bulb or select colour ambience ones.
Hydrao Shower Aloe
This latest version of a smart shower by the company will allow you to waste less water. This is made possible through its features that tell you about the volume of water that you used. The LED lights present in the smart shower allow that to happen.
They have the ability to change colours including blue, green, purple and red. This changed colour is experienced in the shade of the water spray by the users. You can even set the threshold yourself. Hence, limiting your use of water. You do not need to provide this shower with a power supply, though.
This is a water ecosystem that aims at reducing the number of plastic bottles used. This, in turn, helps to protect the water in the oceans. Because around 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into oceans every year. This kills the life that exists in there and is also damaging for human health.
All you have to do is attach the rOcean One to your tap and select the type of filtered water that you want to fill in then refill bottles. This includes your selection of the flavours as well as the type of vitamins that you want in the water. These pods are good for up to 60 liters of water and are reusable.
This is a smart air quality monitor. It enables you to track the levels of VOC chemicals, CO2, and dust in the air. Apart from that, they also tell you about the temperature and the humidity levels in the air in your home. You will then receive an air quality score out of a 100 on the LED Matrix display that it has. The system will then give you personalized tips on how to improve the quality of air in your home.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller
This is an EPA WaterSense certified irrigation system. It is a very good choice for water savings. This smart water sprinkler takes into account the yard characteristics like sun exposure to water your garden accordingly.
The invention of smart devices makes it possible for you to control them from anywhere. I wonder if the TeamViewer IoT can come in handy for controlling these gadgets as well. However, investing in these gadgets is a necessity now. Because we all want to play a part in protecting the Earth.
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Author: Rosie Harman
Rosie Harman is a Senior Content Strategist, specializing in Technology. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington and has spent the majority of her career working in tech giants in Texas. When she’s not helping the content team, Rosie enjoys adventuring with her two children around her home town.