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Save Money and Energy with Eco-Friendly House Swaps
It’s true that there is an environmentally-friendly version of just about everything these days; from toiletry products to furniture and everything in between. Going green is now easier than ever. Not only are these sustainable swaps good for the environment, but they can also save you money throughout the year. Surveys have found that making the choice to use an energy-efficient light bulb can reportedly save households up to $75 a year on their electricity bill. This minor swap will, in turn, make a major impact on minimizing your carbon footprint. The benefits of sustainable swaps are twofold in that they save you money and save our planet. How do you know where in your daily life to make the switch? To give you some ideas, here are 3 eco-friendly home gadgets to add to your shopping list.
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler
Amazon.com : Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone 3rd Generation, Alexa and Apple HomeKit Compatible with Hyperlocal Weather Intelligence Plus and Rain, Freeze and Wind Skip : Patio, Lawn & Garden
Go green while still satisfying your green thumb with a smart sprinkler. Say goodbye to water waste with the easy installation of this eco-friendly gadget. Download the app that connects to the sprinkler and control the stream from anywhere. With the help of this tool, the grass really can be greener on the other side.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
Google Nest Learning Thermostat - Programmable Smart Thermostat for Home - 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat - Works with Alexa - Stainless Steel - - Amazon.com
At this point, many of us have discovered the benefits of an eco-friendly thermostat. Similarly to the smart sprinkler, this thermostat can be controlled through an app. Not only does this allow you to adjust the temperature when you are not home, but you can also keep tabs on your energy history to see how much energy you have used. Additionally, a leaf appears on the thermostat whenever you choose a temperature that is considered to save energy, so no more excuses.
LED Smart Bulbs
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb, Bluetooth & Zigbee Compatible (Hue Hub Optional), Works with Alexa & Google Assistant – A Certified for Humans Device (562785),3 Pack - - Amazon.com
This is possibly one of the easiest switches you can make in your home to begin moving toward a money and energy saving lifestyle. We previously discussed the financial gain from using energy efficient light bulbs, but these ecofriendly bulbs have a few more features that will make them worth your while. Not only can you control these lights directly from your phone, but you can also change the hue and colors of the bulb to fit any mood any time of day. These gadgets are just the beginning when it comes to ecofriendly options, but they can make a world of difference in getting you one step closer to a sustainable home environment.
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