We tend to think of technology as a big contributor to the destruction of our world. Factories are going up everywhere and buildings are consuming more and more of animal habitats. Thanks to technology there is less space for animal life than ever before, forests are smaller than ever before and pollution have skyrocketed. But technology doesn’t have to be all bad. Some tech devices can actually result in a much more sustainable home. It is all about using the right techniques and getting the right tech devices for your home.
Here are a few tips to help you use technology sustainably inside your home.
Fewer devices – higher quality
It is good to constantly upgrade your home with regards to techno devices. Modern devices are much smaller, more compact and they provide a much greater variety of services while consuming much less energy. Look for ways to cut back on electronic devices by investing in higher quality devices that can give you more functionality and a greater variety of services. A good example is by switching from your normal entertainment system to a computer with a hard drive. You can still get all your business done which replaces the need for a computer and everyone can enjoy their favorite shows, games and much more on the same TV set.
Invest in flexible gear
Another good tip is to invest in flexible gear. A portable monitor is a good example of flexible gear that makes home life a lot simpler and improves sustainability. PC monitors can consume a lot of electricity and these devices do cause a lot of pollution simply because they are so hard to decompose or to recycle. Portable monitors can be connected to practically any device via USB port. You can use your portable monitor as a computer monitor, connect via your phone and stream content and shows or take your monitor to work and connect it to your laptop or work PC. One monitor for all your devices sounds like a good win-win situation.
Go for energy efficiency
Modern lighting systems like LED lights can bring down your electricity bill a lot and can also help reduce the need for power. It is, of course, best to switch over to a completely renewable source of solar energy. If you can go solar then do it for as many devices as possible.
Invest in a water filter
Water filters can remove up to 99% of heavy metals and other particles from water. Yes, the water you use will also get polluted when you wash or clean your home but the water that goes down the drain will still be a lot cleaner than when you don’t have any filter system at all.
Switch off as much as possible
Your own personal awareness with regards to techno devices is one of the biggest turnaround points with regards to energy consumption. Don’t let electronic devices run for no reason. Switch off all appliances and computers when they are not in use to help reduce the need for electricity.
With these tips you can make your home just a little bit more sustainable while enjoying modern tech.