Are you concerned with the environment? Are you looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint? Smart homes are healthy, easy to use and are here to help you.
What Is a Smart Home?
A smart home consists of a network of smart devices, which use wireless connections to connect to the internet, and other smart appliances and products. These devices interact with each other via the internet. This is called the Internet of Things (IoT).
Why Smart Homes?
Smart homes have been designed to make the lives of their owners easier by saving them money, time, and effort. The household appliances and devices are fitted with state-of-the-art technology. Smart homes help to create new ways of automation in your home. Use these products wisely and you will save yourself time and money.
How Do Smart Homes Help the Planet?
So how does smart home technology have a positive impact on the planet?
Here are a few examples of how smart home devices help you to do just that.
Smart fridges are already on the market. This basic kitchen appliance has been upgraded to resemble the features of a smartphone. You can even order groceries from your smart refrigerator. Enter your stock into your smart fridge. It will remind you of the expiry dates of your products and you can use them, before they go bad.
These units have water filters installed in them. Let’s assume your water quality at home is average. Don’t buy expensive bottled water, it creates waste that has to go to a landfill or end up in the ocean. Reusable water bottles will save you money and a load of plastic from going into the environment. Connect your smart fridge to the water and let the filters clean your drinking water.
Smart lights can connect to a whole host of different smart devices. Motion sensors, smart security products, smartphones, and the list goes on. Their main benefit is derived from their remote user-friendliness; you can monitor and control your lights from anywhere in the world. They will sense motion to switch on only when necessary. Or, you can program your smart lights to operate when ambient light is insufficient. These lights will help you save on your electricity bill and lower the need for electricity by lowering consumption.
Smart irrigation systems take a little while to install and set up. But they can save you lots of time and effort once ready. Install a grey water tank next to your house that collects rainwater and other types of (safe-to-use) used water. Your smart irrigation system will first use grey water from your tank to wet your garden. These systems are also smart enough to recognize when a garden has received rain.
Electric Smart Lawn Mowers
Electric smart lawn mowers are a good option to replace mowers that run on fossil fuels. Use these units close to the designated cutting areas. Program the cutting area onto its GPS map system and the cutting schedule and your law will cut itself. The mower will even return to its charging station before it runs out of battery.
Smart thermostats are some of the most used smart products on the market and are saving Americans a fortune on their utility bills. And they are helping the environment in the process. According to SafeAtLast, smart thermostats save users about 20% per year in home warming and cooling costs. This translates to a massive saving in gas consumption, which means less harmful gasses are pumped into the atmosphere.
Smart ovens have been fitted with the latest and greatest cooking technologies. This ensures a perfectly cooked meal every time. These ovens will sense when your meal is cooked at the right temperature. It will then lower the temperature of the oven to a warming level. This will stop the food from burning and becoming waste. It will even notify you on your smartphone that dinner is ready.
Smart Home Are Going Green!
You can expect the smart home industry to accelerate its pursuit of living green. This technology is developed to make your life easier. But it will not do so at the expense of the environment!