Gone are the days when going green meant you had to lose out on luxury. Green is cool and to prove it you can buy no end of green gadgets to make your home a more environmentally friendly place and save you money, too.
If you shop around there is pretty much an environmentally-friendly green gadget alternative to everything for your home. Even the pickiest of design connoisseurs will find that out there is a funky alternative that makes your life that little bit greener.
The main room in the home where most energy is lost is in the kitchen. We all know about energy-rated washing machines and fridge freezers, but what about the energy we don’t realize we are wasting?
If you love your morning cup of tea or coffee, try trading your ordinary kettle for an eco-kettle or a green coffee maker. There are so many stylish designs around that will look very chic on a kitchen work surface.
Ranging from the futuristic, Frank Gehry inspired Unique Coffee Maker by Liviu Tudoran which is packed with techie features but so simply styled, to the Presso coffee maker, which is perfect for the smaller kitchen, these appliances ensure that you won’t boil water you won’t use.
If you find yourself reaching for the light switch every time the sun goes behind a cloud, you are doing the environment more harm than good, apart from using energy saving bulbs in all your light fittings, try lighting the dark corners with an Osram Cuby Light.
With its bendable and flexible clip it can be attached to anything and are made from dirt resistant rubberized silicone, making them shockproof too. The best part about them is that they are charged using a USB, so no need for batteries and likely to bring down the cost of your electric bills, too.
Every time you step away from your laptop to answer the phone, answer the door or make a drink, your computer is still using up energy. Instead, use an eco-button to reduce your power usage.
Simply press the eco button when you are away from your desk and your computer is put into the most efficient energy saving mode available called “ecomode.” It also records how many carbon units and how much power and money you have saved by using the eco-button.
Of course all your power saving efforts will be useless if your home isn’t as energy efficient as possible. The best way to do this is by insulating your home against draughts and making it as environmentally friendly as you can.
Two of the simplest things that can make your home super-efficient are the right windows and doors. A composite door comes in many styles and will fit any style of house.
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