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Using energy to power your appliances, car and other electrical equipment produces carbon emissions that eventually accumulate in the atmosphere. The accumulated carbon molecules form a barrier that prevents heat from escaping the planet. Ultimately, this warms up the air causing a multitude of effects on climate, weather and temperature.
To help change the situation, millions of people are slowly shifting to environmentally friendly options. Some even go the extra mile and switch to green technologies to power their homes and perform their daily chores.
You’d be amazed by the number of environmentally friendly innovations available on the market today. Learn more about them as you read through the next sections.
Photovoltaic cells or solar power panels can significantly lessen your carbon footprint and electric bill. While the upfront costs of installing a solar array can be quite expensive, it can provide you with long-term benefits.
Sun powered water heater
Heating water consumes large amounts of energy. Now, you have the option to install a photovoltaic cell-powered heater. Compared to installing a complete solar cell panel, you only need to pay a small fraction of the money to set up a solar-powered heater. Two years after installation, you will be able to recoup the initial installation cost.
Too hot inside your home? Nowadays, many homeowners opt to make use of green air technology to cool their homes and improve air quality. Green walls are very attractive to look at. You can even use them as the focal point of a room in your home. With the help of a green wall specialist, you can readily build a fully functional living wall inside or outside your house.
Installing the right type of home insulation material is among the most cost-efficient ways to cut your energy consumption. With a properly insulated home, you don’t have to use so much energy to warm up or cool down your house throughout the year. Some examples of green insulations materials include wool, recycled denim, and aerogel.
If you experience constant heavy rains in your area for a long period of time, you should consider installing a rain collector system. It’s simple mechanical equipment that you connect to the gutter. Once installed, it will collect rain inside a barrel. You can use the stored rainwater for your plants, flushing toilets and maintaining the lawn.
Smart power bar/strip
Smart power bars or strips cut off energy supply from the power outlet once your device gets fully charged. This innovative equipment can help you minimise the amount of wasted energy. Smart power bars cost around £60. For a small investment, you can save a lot of money on your next electric bill.
You now have more options to take control of your energy consumption and carbon footprint. Even the smallest changes to your everyday routine can contribute to slowing the effect of environment deterioration. If you don’t mind spending a bit more money, there are plenty of amazing green technological solutions that you can use in your daily life.