In today's technologically advanced world, there are numerous products available to make your home greener, and ultimately save you money and improve your personal life.
Unfortunately, adding solar panels to your home can be a costly green addition. Thankfully, the team here at Knowzo has compiled the best ways to go green in your home without breaking the bank. From a more protected household, down to simple trash can updates, you can find these green upgrades to have a combination of both low and high end assortments for almost any financial budget.
Automatic Thermostat Control
Going for roughly $250.00, an automatic thermostat control smart device will not only reduce power use to keep your home greener, but keep your home cool and comfortable at all times. You can set your thermostat to anything you'd like when you leave your house for the day and simply watch it alter to a more comfy level when you return home.
Water Filtration From The Faucet
With the addition of a PUR water filtration system at the kitchen sink, you can stop purchasing plastic bottles. For only $30 or so, you can install this water filtration system on your kitchen sink faucet and only use the filtration system when you are cooking or drinking water. The rest of the time, all of the other water will circulate ordinarily through the kitchen sink faucet to extend your water filter life on the PUR filtration system.
Converse Power Switch
With the average household having smartphones, computers, and tablets, it can be very easy to forget to unplug devices when leaving the house in the morning. Thankfully, Belkin makes a Converse Power Switch for only $7.00 that completely shuts off power and also has a standby power option to help you save energy. This is a great and inexpensive way to not only go green, but cut down on your electric bill as well.
Eco-Friendly Trash Cans
Urbanos, eco-friendly trash can, allows you to store and reuse your plastic bags from grocery stores in a smart and systematic way. These eco-friendly trash cans simply operate by looping the trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down. In return, this generates a stack of grocery store bags all the way down the trash can. For only, $19 these eco-friendly trash cans are a great way to use your grocery plastic bags for trash and reuse a bag you would probably end up throwing away.
Reduce Waste Through App, Fridge Pal
Fridge Pal, is the ultimate app to help reduce food waste and servs as your friendly grocery assistant. This app, will let you create and share shopping lists, take home inventory on your fridge, and even search for recipes using the combination of ingredients of your fridges inventory. Not only will this app save you money when you go shopping, but will help prevent throwing food away because you forgot you had it. This app is available on the iTunes app store and in your iPhone app store for FREE.
That concludes our list of the 5 Best Green Home Upgrades.
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