When it comes to running a household, the truth remains that the standard house these days relies heavily on nonrenewable resources to make this happen. Furthermore, many of the methods on which we rely on to power our homes are bad for the environment, increasing our carbon foot print and leading to a depleted Ozone layer. As a result, many home owners these days are becoming environmentally conscious and are thus looking for ways to go about transforming their homes into a greener place to live that can conserve energy and result in less pollution into the Read the rest of this entry »
Despite what many people think, going green at home does not have to be an expensive endeavor. Below are five simple ways to be green without spending a ton of cash; some of these suggestions will even save money.
Choosing to buy rechargeable batteries may seem like the more expensive option, but it will save money in the long run. Check with a local recycling center to find out how to dispose of dead, non-rechargeable batteries.
It may seem trivial, but throwing away dryer lint adds waste to the Read the rest of this entry »
You may not have control over how green your workplace, gym, school or church is, but you can take positive steps to make your own home greener. Here are seven easy tips to help you make your home a positive impact on the environment rather than a negative one.
1. Don’t use paper or plastic bags at the grocery store. Instead, bring your own reusable cloth totes from home.
2. Reduce “food miles.” Buy local food whenever possible. Help lower the demand for food flown Read the rest of this entry »
One of the biggest concerns today for those associated with developing green computer technology is power use. The rising energy consumption of more powerful data centers, computers and mobile devices has experts searching for ways to reduce energy use. Most of the projects thus far have focused upon power save attributes and cooling systems.
Most would agree that omputer energy use is increasingly expensive and frustrating. In addition, there is far more at stake than wasted energy. There are some experts who believe that we are fast approaching the transistor on microchip limit. Read the rest of this entry »
The two main types of thermostats are digital and mechanical. An older mechanical thermostat must be calibrated to work properly. If your thermostat is not working properly, then you could be paying more for your energy bills than you should. Consider replacing an older thermostat with a newer one. Digital and programmable thermostats can save you money because they do not need to be calibrated. This means they are much more likely to stay accurate. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature in your home while you Read the rest of this entry »
One of the many ways that green homes will revolutionize our living experience is that they can remember, respond, and adapt to the people that live there. Green homes are designed with computerized “nervous systems” that control all the home’s operations from a central point. This means that they are eminently customizable, and homeowners will be able to program them with amazing specificity. If they want it warm in the evening but the heat should shut Read the rest of this entry »
Green homes will be amazing when it comes to ventilation. Responsive thermostats and web-enabled systems will let the house sense what quarter the wind comes from and open the right vents to catch it. The healthful use of wind power to clean the home and freshen the air will make green homes much more healthy. The air filters in green houses are more efficient than the filters in normal homes. By precisely controlling airflow the house stops a lot of particulate matter from getting into the ventilation system to begin with. The Read the rest of this entry »
Green homes are a growing trend across the world for a reason. Green homes are able to save both energy and money. The main way that green homes save their owners money is by reducing the cost of utilities.
One of the major factors contributing to the lower utility bills of green homes is the building materials themselves. Heating and cooling a home requires a great deal of electricity and can cost hundreds of dollars. Green homes are often made of materials that provide better insulation. These homes can maintain suitable temperatures without relying on huge amounts Read the rest of this entry »