One thing that is sometimes easy to notice between low and high-income households is their energy efficiency, consumption and electricity bills. Wealthier households tend to have tech that helps keep costs low. For a long time, the argument remained obvious: the rich are able to afford the tech in the first place. This problem is still there, but it’s important to recognise that technological advancements have made it easier and easier for the homeowner with a stricter budget to own technologies that really help them reduce their household costs all around.
It is widely believed that if a person wants to save some extra cash, they should stay home instead of ‘painting the town red’ every weekend. But you’d be surprised at exactly how much energy and money you’re wasting just by staying cosied up in your nest. This week, we’ll be looking at six inventions to significantly reduce energy consumption at home.
1. Energy Monitor
If you’re looking to reduce consumption in the home, an energy monitor is a great way to start. It calculates the running cost of all household appliances, including lighting, and gives you a full report on what’s driving your bills.
Some will even allow you to control them from your Smartphone. For more information, click here: https://sense.com/
2. Smart Power Strips
These strips look exactly like your average power socket. The difference is, they sense when your device is not in use when it’s still plugged in and stops emitting power.
Aren’t sure yet? Redshed provides all the information you need here.
3. Eco Showerhead
According to On Average, the length of an average shower of about 8 minutes, and wastes about 2 gallons of water. That’s quite shocking, really. Products like the Eco Showerhead allow you to have a strong stream relaxing shower while at the same time using less water.
How do they do that?
- They’ve integrated air-core technology into the build of the shower head. This limits the amount of water used.
- When switched on, high pressure air is forced into the water stream, which causes turbulence. This combination of added pressure and turbulence make it feel as if you’re taking a conventional shower when you’re really hardly using any water.
Find out more: https://www.ecocamel.com/
4. Solar Chargers
In our opinion, using solar chargers is one of the easier lifestyle changes on this list. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they’re also incredibly convenient for you.
Solar chargers allow you to charge your USB devices without an outlet or battery pack needed. Just make sure that the panels on your solar charger are facing the light, and you’re all set.
If you’re on the look-out for one, here’s a list by The Independent highlighting the eight best solar chargers on the market.
5. Time Appliance Charger
How many times have you left your phone charging while you sleep at night? While this may seem like a great idea, most smartphones roughly take two hours to fully charge. This means that for the rest of the time that you’re asleep, you’re wasting energy.
Innovative products like time appliance chargers change all that. How? It features a basic dial which is used to set an analogue timer. The timer is devised into 15-minute segments around a 24-hour clock.
Prepare the time limit you want to charge your device for and leave it be. In other words: set it, and forget it.
Want to know more? Here’s a link providing you with extra information: https://www.screwfix.com/p/masterplug-plug-in-mechanical-daily-24-hour-timer-240v/25518
6. Induction Top Cooker
Induction top cookers heat up the instant it senses a utensil on their surface. It also has a very handy switch-off function the moment the utensil is removed.
So how does it work?
This top cooker has an in-built pan-sized recognition technology, which can vary power usage according to the size of the utensil. The down side is, you might have to buy new cookware. However, if a magnet is able to stick to the bottom of your pot or pan, then it’s induction friendly.
If you’d like to check more information, click here: https://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/clean-cooking-on-the-cheap-zbcz1408
There you have it! Some great inventions you can invest in to help reduce consumption at home. We hope you enjoyed this article. Which appliance would you consider buying? Let us know below!