It’s hard to be efficient.
Sometimes it’s just a giant pain or hassle to go out of our way to be more conscious of what’s best for us in the long term. But what if we told you it didn’t have to be. What if we told you that we found a couple simple energy efficient products you could use in your home now, to replace the broken products you were going to get rid of anyway? Look no further. Here are 3 Energy Efficient Gadgets you can work into your home right now, today, and decrease your energy consumption and carbon footprint. While it may only look like marginal savings, bringing these high-tech efficiency devices into your home not only saves you money, but time.
SIMPLEConnect Bluetooth Power Manager
Think about your home with no AC in a hot New England summer. Is the thought unbearable? You bet it is. But plenty of people still rely on high powered fans, such as the Hunter Ceiling Fan (LINK) to cool their homes. High powered fans like this can cool entire rooms in minutes, but use a relatively large amount of electricity. Effectively cooling rooms using fans like these requires careful management to get the best bang for your buck. The Bluetooth device SIMPLEConnect allows you to work everything from your smart phone. With SIMPLEConnect, you can program a fan to fit your schedule. Want the fan to turn on before you come home, so you always step into a comfortable, refreshed house? No problem. You can also change the flick the lights on or off from your phone if your are away on vacation or business. When you are home, there’s no more getting up to change fan speeds or dim the lights; it can all be done through an app on your smartphone.
Energy Efficient Space Heaters
The first thought that comes to mind when thinking of a space heater is how bad it can suck up electricity from your home. This may be the case for some larger heaters but certainly not all of them. You may even come to notice that it can be more efficient to use a space heater in rooms where you spend less time in rather than heating a room through the vents. Small, efficient space heaters can save a lot of money because they allow you to not have to spend lots of extra energy keeping some rooms heated (like your bathroom) because you’re in there for such small increments of time.. Instead, just put in a space heater and turn it on when you take a shower. It’s much cheaper than keeping that spare room heated. Plus, you can use them when working in the basement or other rooms that you don’t bother to heat, or in the bedroom at night if you decide lower the houses heat or even turn it off. They can also be more efficient when you will be using a room for a short period because they save energy by directly heating the occupant of the room and the occupant’s immediate surroundings rather than the whole room. You can also get the Holmes Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo X-Large Heater, this allows you to control your space heater from your smartphone as well. So if you are rushing home to take a shower and it’s chilly out, you may just want to click the space heater on so it’s ready for when you arrive!
Our third Energy efficient product we’re going to touch on is the Dyson 360 iRobot vacuum. Can you imagine coming home to a perfectly clean floor without ever touching your vacuum? Sounds great right? Well, Dyson has made a robot vacuum for your home. But this isn’t science fiction. The iRobot vacuum not only cleans, but self-docks and charges itself without any instruction when the battery starts getting low. The Dyson 360 eye robot takes up to 30 frames per second, enabling the machine to determine what its surroundings consist of. The device has been tested on every type of surface including carpet and hardwood flooring. The Dyson 360 eye robot vacuum only weighs 5.2 pounds and is capable of holding up to 0.4 liters of debris. This vacuum is already exceeding other vacuums because it has an app on your smartphone to create a recurring schedule for your Dyson 360.
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