April 19, 2024


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5 Devices to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

5 High-Tech Products That'll Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly |  Architectural Digest

As the world faces the havoc of climate change, the need for sustainable living has become more critical to combat its deadly consequences. Going for sustainability also means gearing towards healing the earth, protecting its resources, and somehow resetting the ecosystem’s balance.

Now that devices and tips on sustainable living are readily available online, you might want to set off on reducing your carbon footprint through these devices to make your home eco-friendly.

Solar-powered Panels

With electricity an essential yet pricey commodity, the need for renewable energy sources becomes even more critical. Many residential and commercial developments resort to the sun’s power to fuel their everyday lives. If you have plans to remodel your home into something sustainable, solar panels are now conveniently available in the market for you to convert your roof or sections of your walls into a renewable and more affordable source of power for your home.

Solar Window Charger

Since the pandemic, property developers have equipped their projects to be work-from-home ready. With this, you must have a stable flow of electricity and the Internet–which means it is inevitable for you to shell out more on your electricity bill. Some companies advocating for harnessing solar power promote solar window chargers that you can mount on your windows to absorb sunlight to power your home. Not only is a window solar charger portable and easy to mount, but it also saves you money on your next electricity bill.

Now that working from home has become part of many people’s everyday lives, owners of condominiums in Grass Residences in Quezon City may include window solar chargers as part of their future upgrades. Doing so may help in reducing their electric consumption, carbon footprint, and mitigating climate change. 

Microgreen Kits

Thinking of growing vegetables and herbs at home? A microgreen growing kit might be the perfect solution for you. This portable planter uses a seed quilt that you can water once to sprout fresh produce for your salads, soups, and sandwiches. The best part about microgreen kits is that they are portable to fit your window swill, counter, and balcony.

Plant-based Water Filters and Pitchers

Other than electricity and organic food, clean potable water at home is essential for everyone. However, it can be quite pricey to maintain a water filtration system, especially if you have to change it once every few years to keep your water clean and safe for drinking and washing. Save money by using plant-based water filters and pitchers! These utilize a coconut shell carbon and plant-based casing that can filter up to 40 gallons of water. They last about two months and are compostable, so you won’t have to worry about producing non-biodegradable waste after getting clean water for your household and plants.

Power Strips

Power strips are inexpensive and practical devices to save energy when you use your computer, television, gaming consoles, and other electronic devices at home. Their circuitry’s design allows your devices to draw on standby mode without being phantom power drains. Power strips also protect your electronic devices from getting damaged due to power outages and short circuits, saving you the hassle of replacing broken outlets and preventing fires from happening.

Sustainable living doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, these devices may start as hefty on your spending. Still, over time, you save money while reducing your carbon footprint, harnessing natural sources of growth and energy, and contributing to the welfare of your health and the environment.