Look around your home, and what do you see? A lot of technology. But, how much of the technology in your home is sustainable? As technology continues to develop, there is more need than ever for it to be sustainable. In fact, by choosing environmentally-friendly technology, you too can do your bit for the planet.
In this article, we look at green technology and why you should consider it in your own home. From choosing technology such as our water-saving showers to reducing your energy use overall, read on to learn more.
The Role of Sustainable Technology At Home
You’ve likely read the stats yourself – our planet’s environmental damage is growing at alarming rates. For this reason, it’s time to look at what we can do to make positive change.
And, as many of us begin to make lifestyle changes to save the earth, an excellent place to start is with our homes.
The global human population is projected to increase by a further 2.5 billion people by 2050 – a staggering figure when just 20 years ago, there were 2 billion fewer people. Therefore, we must collectively look at ways we can save energy in our homes to lower the human environmental impact.
There are many ways in which you can easily incorporate sustainable technology in your home. Whether you pledge to monitor your energy use or install one of our energy-efficient showers, the task ahead isn’t complicated.
Making changes now in your home will help. If you’re wondering how to make your home more sustainable with and without the use of technology, you’re in the right place.
Below, we’ve listed six things you can do to contribute to a healthier planet and happier population in the future.
6 Ways To Make Your Home More Sustainable
- Recycle often
Recycling is a necessary action that you can carry out to help the planet. Invest in some recycling bins and separate your rubbish where you can. There’s no excuse for not recycling, and it requires hardly any more effort than regular binning.
You’ll be helping reduce energy consumption and minimise pollution as well as bringing about many other environmental benefits.
- Reduce water use
One of the most effective ways you can make your own home more sustainable is by reducing your water use. Our water-efficient showers and save up to 65% of water when compared to regular showers.
In addition to your shower setup and showering habits, there are other ways that you can be more water conscious. We recommend adding aerators to your sink faucets to save additional water in your home.
- Consider solar power
When you install solar panels in your home for energy, you will cut your electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint too. The panels are made of semiconducting material, and they are easily fitted to roofing.
The energy gathered from the sun’s rays is used as power for your home appliances. It’s as simple as that. It’s time to use what nature has given us and protect natural resources for the future.
- Invest in energy-saving appliances
Home appliances have advanced hugely over recent years. Today, there is a range of energy-saving appliances to choose from, including washing machines and cookers.
When shopping for new appliances, be sure to review which are energy-saving. You can find out whether an appliance saves energy by checking its rating. Where you can install energy-saving appliances in your own home, always choose to do so.
- Use LED or CFL bulbs
Lighting in your home accounts for a big part of your overall energy use. You should choose to use LED or CFL bulbs as they use less energy. They still provide as much light as regular bulbs but have a minimal impact on the environment.
- Install a smart thermostat
This relatively new advancement in sustainable home technology allows you to control your heating on the go. Smart thermostats give you greater control over being able to adjust the temperature in your home as and when needed.
They can help you to save money by reducing your heating energy consumption. Additional features on the devices allow you to keep track of your energy use and incurred bills too.
Conserve Water In Your Home
When you choose to conserve water in your home, you are helping to restore the earth’s environment, and you’ll save money too. On average, every household in the U.K uses 164 m3 of water per year. That’s a staggering amount.
The Nebia range of eco-friendly showers helps you to save 65% of water and 60% of heating energy when compared to standard shower systems. There’s no better time to look at installing one of our water-conserving showers.
Not only will you be doing your bit when it comes to lowering your water usage, but you’ll benefit from a relaxing spa shower experience. We’ve combined our goal of saving water with a luxurious feeling for a shower that gives more when using less.
All of our showers are designed to be small and mighty; you won’t find yourself compromising on luxury with any of the NebiaUK shower systems. Install one of our showers and see how you can conserve water in your own home.
Reduce Energy Usage
As well as choosing one of our water-efficient showers, there are other ways you can reduce your energy use. At home, we use vast amounts of energy via our everyday appliances.
From switching on our lights to powering up our cookers, energy is almost continually used throughout the day.
There are many ways that you can be energy conscious and useless. Here are some more tips:
- Unplug cords that aren’t in use – this includes chargers, your toaster and your TV
- Wash clothes on a cold cycle – choose to wash clothes at a lower temperature and you’ll reduce your energy use. When the weather allows, hang your clothes outside to dry too.
- Turn your computer off – many of us leave our PCs running all night, and it uses energy.
These are just a few examples of what you can be doing to reduce your energy use at home. You’ll likely be surprised to find there’s a lot more you could be doing than what you currently do.
Choose Sustainable Products
When it comes to sourcing eco-friendly products to use in our own home, we are spoiled for choice. There are so many great ways you can use sustainable products as part of your lifestyle.
Take cleaning as an example; this is an area where many people pick up whatever they see first in stores. With such a wide range of green cleaning products available from sponges to cleaning soaps and clothes detergent, it’s an easy step to take.
Next time, you find yourself picking up cleaning products and look at the types of products you’re choosing. Are they considered sustainable?
Conclusion: The Future of Green Technology
NebiaUK is proud to contribute to the future of green technology. Using technology and innovation never seen before, our products are the showers of the future.
As green technology continues to develop, there is no better time than to look at installing sustainable technology in your own home.
From water-saving showers to smart thermostats, sustainable technology is expected to grow. More and more of us will be equipped to use everyday items with an environmentally-conscious mind for a better future for the planet.
Both saving energy and sustainability are big focuses for the year ahead with a need to stop relying on fossil fuels. With the earth’s natural resources at risk of perishing altogether, we must choose green technology.