You don’t have to be into global warming and saving the earth to make your home eco-friendly, because not only will you be helping the environment, you will also be saving yourself a lot of money in bills and other items or habits that burn energy and pollute the air.
Now, it is difficult for anybody to drastically change their lifestyle for the sake of the environment or to save money, so rather than posting a bunch of tips that will radically change your way of life. This post is going to be how to be more eco-friendly tech style. Basically we are going to take a look at technology products that will help you save money and the environment without interfering with your day-to-day life.
A Smart Thermostat: #Tip 1: Energy Saving
Nest Learning Thermostat: Designed by the former senior VP of the iPod at Apple
This thermostat is smarter than your smart thermostat. It is the only thermostat that get better with time because it doesn’t change your lifestyle, rather, it learns your habits and helps you save that way.
Why is a thermostat important? They control 50 percent of your energy bill, and according to their website they can save the average American household $360 a year. It may not seem like much but this figure varies significantly from household-to household. If you are environment conscious and you also want to save a few thousands a year invest in a thermostat.
Electric Cars: #Tip 2: Cut Carbon Dioxide
Tesla Cars: Saves you money on taxes, a fuel crisis want affect you
Invest in a car of the future, electric cars, yes it’s good to help the environment by cutting out your carbon emissions but you will also get a lot of tax breaks for using an electric car. You won’t pay CO2 emissions tax in some countries, $7,500 federal tax credit in the U.S and you won’t have to buy fuel.
Making an adjustment to electric cars is not as complicated as it seems–you simply plug your car to a normal wall socket and charge it; And if you are worried about your electric bill, contact your energy supplier to find out the off-peak times (yes electric companies have peak and off-peak times) for your energy provider and charge up your car then. Off-peak times are usually at night.
Model S Telsa Car starts at $49,900
Solar Panels: #Tip 3: Self-sufficiency
Get hot water for free, save on energy bills, harness the Sun’s power (literally)!
Now don’t get excited yet, you don’t see solar panels everywhere yet because they are relatively expensive to install despite it’s benefits which will almost guarantee some money-saving. You don’t have to live near the equator to get the benefits of solar panels.
They will save you money and depending on how many you have and where you live, it is possible to be self-sufficient. If you are willing to invest in the start-up cost, it will be worth it. Contact local solar panel installation companies, read reviews and get referrals before you go shopping.
These are a few eco-friendly things you can do, without making any real sacrifices, plus you get to save money while doing it win-win.