The Best Technologies To Create a Greener Home
As more property developers become more aware of their need to create greener homes for people, some existing home owners are trying to convert their older homes to be more eco-friendly and place a green stamp on their neighbourhood.
The most effective way of turning a house around into a green machine is to implement the use of related green technologies. There’s no hiding that to successfully turn your home around and have it running in a greener manner, you have to spend money, but the cost is side-lined as soon as you begin to realise that over the long-term you’ll save so much.
Solar Powered Hot Water Heater
Instead of the use of conventional gas or electric powered water heaters, more and more people are turning to solar panels to heat their water to save around 50 per cent on bills. It is also a brilliantly sustainable way of heating your water and is incredibly efficient, as the sun will directly do the job or the panels will collect up the energy and keep your water warm until use.
The same method can be used to produce electricity for your home and again, is not only a top way to increase the green nature of the home, but also to save massive amounts of money.
Strictly speaking, furniture isn’t a technology, but is something that appears in every home and the capacity to bring in more eco-based items is certainly out there. Despite some of the world’s largest forests almost becoming endangered, there is furniture out there made from the wood of sustainable harvested tree farms. These tree farms allow for less and less trees from forests needing to be chopped down, something to consider when buying your next solid oak dining table.
In fact, purchasing quality solid oak furniture is a great way to ensure that the furniture lasts and doesn’t harbour the risk of ending up in a landfill site somewhere to rot away because it wasn’t durable enough.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
A conventional heating system for the home works in a way that it exchanges the air from inside the home with that from outside, which isn’t particularly efficient when you want your home warmed up and the air outside is freezing cold, and vice versa.
Using a geothermal heat pump, on the other hand, is buried underground where the temperatures are much more stable and so when you want your home warmed up in the winter, it’s exchanging air of a decent temperature from underground instead of the cold air outside.
A normal toilet uses a surprising amount of water and is one of the primary culprits for the overuse of the resource. Replacing your conventional toilet with a modern, dual-flush toilet should reduce the use of water in the home drastically.
A dual-flush appliance gives you the choice of how much water you want to use; for minimum amounts for liquid waste, the first flush option is best and then for more substantial waste amounts, shall we say, the second option is the most efficient choice.
Energy Management System
Anybody who is trying to be economical and eco-friendly in the home loves to know how much energy is being used. Energy savers also love to know where in the house the most energy is being utilized. An energy management system is a great way to address those kind of statistics on energy use.
It is one of the more expensive options, but the energy monitors allow you to keep track of your usage in the home and even gives you such details as what room is using the most energy and at what time of the day. This is a great way of finding out where you are wasting the most energy to give you an idea of what can be done to get a hold of the situation.
About The Author:
Sam writes for www.thefurnituremarket.co.uk who offers a quality range of tables, chairs and beds made from solid oak and in various styles such as French style furniture.
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