Technology makes it possible for us humans to efficiently use energy while also at the same time helping us to live our lives more comfortably. Technology can also help a business become more efficient and successful. Today, since we are so dependent on information technology devices, we have begun to consume more energy than at any time in the past. Fortunately, technology will not only help us save money but it will also help save our endangered planet. Here is a look at how the right technology helps in saving our planet and our money.
If we switch over to using intelligent lighting we will succeed in saving enormous amounts of electricity. With intelligent lighting, the lights will only come on when there are people in the room. At the same time, we should start using LED bulbs. Doing so can help us save a lot of energy. LED bulbs consume less electricity and the also do not produce a lot of heat. Best of all, they last longer than even the best incandescent bulbs.
By switching over to smart lighting it becomes possible to control our lighting either remotely or via a pre-determined schedule. It is possible to use smartphones and tablets to control when the lights come on and when they have to be switched off. Some smart bulbs are even capable of playing music. Over a period of time not only your enjoyment will increase but also you will succeed in saving energy and money.
Sash Window Draught Proofing
Sash window draught proofing is a relatively new invention designed to stop draughts entering period property homes. This draft seal is invisible and out of sight. It is the perfect technology upgrade to old homes looking to maintain character and charm whenever possible. It is also accepted by the government for conservation and listed buildings because of the fact its invisible.
Smart heating is another good example of how the right technology can help save our planet as well as our money. Just using a smartphone or tablet one can control the heating within a home. Tomorrow’s homes in fact will all use smart heating. And, with every rise in the price of fuel and with supplies of fuel running low, it is high time we switched over to using smart heating to improve our lives and our planet.
Energy usage monitors
There is nothing like using a monitor that checks how much energy you are using. This information will be provided to you in real time by the energy-usage monitor. It is also designed to show you how much you are spending on energy and how much you will be able to save by using this futuristic technology. Energy-usage monitors can be held in the hand or they can perform their functions via the Internet.
In the not too distant future we may even see the roll out of smart meters, which will replace your existing meters. These smart meters are capable of sending data about your gas and electricity usage to the energy supplier via a wireless network. Once these meters are installed in your homes, you will no longer need to manually read your meters to find out how much gas and electricity you have consumed. The nice thing about using smart meters is that they can also tell you when your energy usage becomes unusual. This information can easily be viewed on a web browser via a smartphone app.
A good many people in the UK use their showers for about 8 minutes every day. This means that they will be consuming about 60 liters of hot and cold water every day. Using a smart showerhead can help restrict the amount of water that comes through the showerhead. And, these smart showerheads are also designed to insert air into the stream of water and by doing so, will help conserve your water usage.
Switch off standby power on your electronic devices
Switching off standby power is another simple but effective way to save our planet and our money. In the UK, a normal household spends about 70 pounds each year keeping various electronic devices on standby. This represents about 10 percent of the total electricity consumed by a typical household in the UK. If we switch off our devices at night and when they are not in use, we can save considerable amount of electricity.
Finally, using a solar charger to charge up your electronic devices is a good way to use the right technology to save our planet and our money. Solar chargers use less energy and they are very effective in charging up your electronic devices.