How to Make an Eco-Friendly Smart Home
In the Philippines, affordable TV is easily accessible; this is because the Filipino people’s favourite pastime is watching their favourite shows and movies either by themselves or with their loved ones.
Unfortunately, too much television can have negative effects. For instance, it can affect their physical health by discouraging people to move and exercise. It can also indirectly affect the environment by increasing carbon footprint due to people watching it nonstop or leaving it as background noise.
Cut down your carbon footprint not only by limiting your television watching, but also by making your entire home smart and eco-friendly.
Chemical-free Air Quality
An eco-friendly smart home should have a chemical-free and a zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) air quality. VOCs are materials that are carbon-based and may evaporate into your home’s air at room temperature. A number of them can cause cancer.
There are many ways you can make your home chemical free by using organic wallpaper, organic paint, and/or green hardwood floor all over your place. It would also do you well to invest and install an air infiltration system that will bring fresh outdoor air inside your home.
Solar panels are getting more accessible each year; although at the moment, not everyone can easily access it due to many variables like regional climate, timing, and their budget. However, there are many ways you can still incorporate solar power to your own homes.
Instead of purchasing regular appliances which need electricity to run and function, opt for buying their solar counterparts which you can “charge” under the sun. Solar keyboard, solar flashlights, and solar chargers you can use to charge your smartphones are only some of them that you can explore. You can even buy a solar barbeque which you may use to amuse you guests and cook their food.
The year 2016 has recorded several droughts that happened in various places around the globe. Government bodies have been forced to crackdown on their residents’ irrigation system in order to save and conserve water throughout the community.
Fortunately, today’s technology allows homeowners to have a smart irrigation system by installing new innovations like Cyber Rain and Rachio smart irrigation controller. Both of them ensures your water usage is monitored and tailored to have environmental impacts as well as save you money. Cyber Rain users have a 35% reduction in their water consumption while Rachio smart irrigation controller users have 40%.
There are several ways for you to make energy conservation a priority in your eco-friendly smart home. Much like water conservation, you can install energy management systems such as Savant to monitor and adjust your energy consumption. It will be able to discover which electronics, appliances, and systems in your house are using the most electricity and energy.
Smart lightning solutions will also give you control over your home’s lighting to make it even more eco-friendly. On the other hand, computerized thermostat is another option you can explore. This system will allow you to customize your home’s temperature according to your exact preference – which maximizes your energy efficiency to the next level!
About the Author: Carl Padilla is a lad who enjoys foodies, technologies, lifestyle, and adventures. I write to inspire and encourage. I enjoy and live every moment because laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.