We live in a time of technological advancements. How many of you reading this have a smartphone and never leave home without it? There are a wide variety of other types of technology you can use to your advantage, especially if one of your aims is to live a more eco-friendly life. Climate change is a pressing issue for us today and has been for some time now. Our impact on the planet has been considerable, and we all need to think about ways it can be controlled. Through the use of new technology, it’s now possible for us all to make a difference. Below we outline just some of the ways you can do it.

Install a Home Solar System

One of the most effective ways to reduce pollution, lower your utility expenses and help preserve the planet’s finite resources is home solar systems. They can be quite costly, but much of the initial cost can be recouped with rebates, incentives, and savings on your bills. If you want to know more, Goingsolar.com has all you need to know. There is another option that requires a much lower initial expense, and that’s a solar water heater.

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are a great way to reduce wasted energy and save money on your utility bills. They’ve become a very popular addition in the home for those who want to make their home more energy efficient. It’s possible to heat or cool your home according to your preferences. You can even use them remotely to control the temperature in your home when you’re out and about.

Solar Recharging Kit

The problem with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is that they need to be recharged. There is an eco-friendly option in the form of a solar powered recharging kit. It might take a little longer to charge your devices, but you’ll be doing it in the most eco-friendly way possible.


Smart Power Strip

When you’ve got lots of appliances plugged into one power strip, it’s easy to forget to unplug the ones you’re not using. With a traditional power strip, you only have two choices: unplug the whole strip or individual devices. A smart power strip, on the other hand, allows you to power on and off as a group or individually. It can also be controlled via WiFi or voice activation.  

Smart Showerhead

Water consumption is another area where you can be greener in the home. Smart showerheads are designed to use less water, and there are lots of different types to choose from. There are, for example, those that let you know the volume of shower water you’ve used via different colored LED lights.

Energy Star Appliances

Energy Star appliances have become very popular because they use less power and water, depending on the machine. An Energy Star washer, for example, not only washes clothes more effectively, but it also saves up to 50% more energy when it comes to drying the clothes.

Install a Rainwater Harvesting System

A rainwater collection system is a very simple mechanical system that collects rainwater for later non-potable use. It’s connected to a gutter system or rooftop collection network, and the water is stored in a barrel or cistern.

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