Adding green technology to your home when building or renovating can not only help the environment but can also help you save money. Some technology such as solar panels may seem like a large investment at first but in the long run you will be saving a lot of money.
Here are some green technology ideas that can be added to your home:
Installing solar panels on your roof can help keep your home comfortable all year round. Using the sun's energy you can heat and cool your home and your water. Using less electricity and saving your self money in the long run.
Energy efficient appliances let us contribute less to the air pollution that invades our world. Look for a high star rating when buying appliances.
Programmable thermostats are one of the easiest ways to add a little green technology to your home. Replace your existing thermostat with a programmable one. Programming the thermostat to adjust the temperatures in your home to cool or heat, based on the time of day and when you are in and out of your home.
Using an app on your smart tablet can help you find out when your energy costs for things such as lighting and appliance use. You can then use this information to make smarter choices.
As you can see many of these green technology options do not require a lot of work to change. Consider using a few of these options in your home and contribute to reducing environmental impact and saving your check book.