5 types of green technology that you can use at home

More homeowners are upgrading their homes to an eco-friendly one to save water and energy costs. Here are five green technologies you can use to save money and help sustain the environment.

Solar garden lights

Garden lights simply look beautiful. It is a wonderful way to light up your backyard. But they can consume a lot of energy. If you use solar-powered garden lights, then they are eco-friendly and can save a lot of energy and money. These lights get charged up during the day and can automatically switch on for about 11 hours every night.

Energy efficiency appliances

Energy efficient appliances can save homeowner’s money. By installing ENERGY STAR qualified appliances in your home, you will be saving a lot of money and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL)

CFL bulbs use 66% less energy and can last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. So, CFL bulbs can generate a positive return on the investment within a very short period. Today;s CFL light covers different colors and have different lighting levels that that can suit any room.

Smart power bars

When wired electronics are in standby mode, ‘phantom loss’ of energy occurs. Electronic device chargers, for example, can consume a huge amount of energy just when they are plugged in. The smart power bars look like traditional power bars, but they can switch off the plugged-in device completely when they are not in use.

Programmable thermostats

These are convenient and sustainable for the environment. These can schedule your HVAC system to turn on and off depending on your need. These are becoming smarter also. And you can now control them remotely.

These green technologies can greatly improve the energy consumption of your home and contribute to sustainable development.