Top 4 Smart Home Gadgets For Eco-Friendly Living
We’re all waking up to the fact that we need to do our part to take care of our environment and to reduce our individual carbon footprints. From the average Joe like you and me to major corporations, the term ‘eco-friendly’ is becoming far more than just a buzzword. It’s our new way of life.
Some of the most eco-friendly products out there today come in the form of smart gadgets and we are loving them!
Read on to find out more about the top 4, relatively affordable, smart gadgets for your home.
Central heating and cooling systems are electricity guzzlers. For many of us, we’ll have the heat running all winter long and the air-conditioning going all summer. More often than not, the temperatures will stay at a constant irrespective of whether the natural daily or even hourly temperatures have fluctuated. Getting an intuitive or smart thermostat installed will nip this problem in the bud.
A self-regulating thermostat won’t just read the temperature in the room and adjust itself accordingly. It will actually learn your temperature preferences over time and regulate the temperature in your home using your habits according to external temperatures as its guide.
The best smart thermostats will come stock-standard with sensors that you can place in each room of your home. These sensors will detect whenever someone enters a room and kick up the heat or cool the room down according to the prevailing natural temperatures.
Smart plugs are the budget method of achieving a fully smart home. You can connect them to regular devices and set timers for when to power these devices on and off. Most of these devices come with an ‘Away’ mode as well as the ability to connect with voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home.
Smart plugs are a great way to automate your home and save on your electric bill each month. They’ll fit into any socket and connect to any device. From your washer and dryer to your espresso machine and microwave, you can create smart devices out of practically all of your home appliances with these nifty little plugs.
If you have security cameras on your property, consider switching over to solar-powered cameras. Solar-powered security cameras are just such a logical way forward. No more excessive wiring into a building on the property. No more worrying about potential power outages affecting your security feed and definitely no more large power banks as a backup in that event.
These efficient security devices will give you the freedom to mount them in even the most remote part of your property. If you live out on a farm and are concerned about potential safety issues – or if you would just like to make sure the coyotes don’t get into your chicken coup again – consider installing solar-powered security cameras.
Many solar security cameras will have a video onboarding feature for times when wi-fi goes down or is unstable. This means that your security footage will be safely stored on the device and uploaded to a cloud of your choosing when it’s back online.
Who doesn’t love to spend a little extra time in the shower? Whether you’re practicing for America’s Got Talent, reciting your upcoming presentation notes, or just enjoying the suds in peace and quiet, shower time is a great time to unwind and relax.
That being said, being in there for too long isn’t good for your wallet or the planet. Excessive water usage is one of the ways that we put a strain on our planet and water-monitoring showerheads are here to save the day.
These devices will allow you to set limits on water usage. Plus, you’ll be able to track your consumption via an easy-to-use app.
Smart gadgets can cut back on your electricity and water consumption, saving you money and the planet in one fell swoop!