The recent UN Climate Change Conference was held in Paris, France last November. It brought hundreds of world leaders to the recovering city to strengthen the ties among nations in the fight against climate change.
As the conference concluded, word got out that the talks were successful and more nations would be cooperating in saving the planet. This means that we can expect more greener homes and establishments all over the world.
A lot of companies offer green solutions to save the environment. But, there aren’t a lot of companies that really push this advocacy to their customers and only a handful really have effective technologies that have the scope and efficiency to make a significant change.
This challenge would now be easier to overcome because countries are now starting to push this idea. It’s now be the perfect time to tell you about some of the green technologies you can build in your own homes.
When you think of green technology, solar options are the first things that come to mind. There are solar arrays that provide energy for homes. Another option is the solar water heater which uses a lesser number of solar panels to power the heater in your home.
Although the solar-powered home saves energy and cuts costs in the long run, homeowners are reluctant to install it because of the large initial costs. It is the hope of the green energy sector that prices would go down with the recent development in the industry.
Windmills have long been used as a source of energy to power huge generators in windy locations. However, recent developments in the technology have produced a wind generator that can be installed in your home. These energy-saving kits reduce home power consumption by at least 10% and up to 90% if you install the more advanced type.
People in rural areas have long stored rainwater for their homes. You can learn to install a mechanical system to collect rainwater to use around the house. Its also a great DIY project because it is relatively inexpensive.
Many homes have been found to have poor insulation which causes energy loss contributing to your bill. Installing insulators on your roof, on your windows, and other parts of your house will help reduce these energy expenditures which is good for the environment.
Energy Star appliances are the readily available alternatives for homeowners who want to help the environment but don’t want to lose the convenience. These appliances are a direct result of the green technology advocacy and they’re built to conserve energy.
Common household appliances, like refrigerator, water heater/cooler, and washing machines have an energy star version. They are not that hard to find and they function the same as your typical appliance.