5 “Energy” Saving Must-Haves for Your Home

On a previous article, we already talked about investing in energy-saving home devices to save money in the long run.  It may be a bit pricey but these devices eat up less electricity and have longer lifespan.

Here’s a roundup of the top home gadgets that not only save money and the environment, but are also worth buying.

Nest Learning Thermostat

This Wi-Fi enabled thermostat has an auto-schedule and auto-away features that automatically adjust the temperature according to a schedule or after you leave your house.  This can save you an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.  You can even check your energy usage  from your phone and adjust your temperature wherever you are.

Philips Hue Lux

LED bulbs really give the brightest light and the biggest savings.  This 9-Watt Hue bulb in specific delivers up to 80% energy savings and a lifespan of 25,000 hours.  Aside from its LED technology, the Philips Hue Lux also enables you to control the light from your smartphone/tablet and set timers and alarms vie the Hue app.

The Energy Detective (TED)

TED is an electricity monitoring system that allows you to see real-time electricity usage locally and remotely.  With this, you can easily make your own household energy audits and manage usage properly.

Belkin Conserve Energy-Saving Outlet 

A common culprit of wasted energy is phantom power.  This is usually from over-charging your devices like your smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.  Thanks to the Belkin Energy-Saving outlet, you not only reduce utility costs but also save your devices from breaking down due to over-charging.  This outlet automatically turns off once a set time interval is reached.

Belkin Conserve Valet Smart USB Charging Station

Same concept with the previous device mentioned, this charging station lets you charge all your USB devices in one place.  It will automatically shut off power once the devices are fully charged.

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