We are living in an era wherein we need to become conscious about how each and every step of ours impacts the environment directly or as a ripple effect. The first step is to reduce our carbon footprints, which is the amount of carbon dioxide we release into the air during our daily chores while we also need to check the emission of greenhouse gases like Methane and Hydrofluorocarbon. Whether it is about re-using and recycling, or using non-renewable energy judiciously, not many would know that we can begin to make a greater impact, right from our home, for technology has lead to the innovations and developments of appliances/devices that can play an instrumental role in this regard. Take a look.
Smart Cooking Devices
On2Cook is a device that uses a combination of induction, flame and microwave cooking, thereby directly helping in carbon footprint reduction, as you are using one device instead of three different ones, which effectively means that it reduces the level of carbon emission drastically. Moreover, this device reduces cooking time by 70% and consumes 50% less energy. The food retains water, soluble nutrients and also preserves consistency, texture and colour of the food. With direct and measurable reduction in carbon footprint, this device will be a way to impact the planet positively, bit by bit, every day and every time you cook. It came to limelight when On2Cook was unveiled in the finale of Shark Tank India Season 1 along by its inventor Sanandan Sudhir. Equally popular in domestic as well as commercial kitchens, On2Cook is set to replace all the other cooking devices pretty soon!
Smart Thermostat are the practical way to make your homes smart and energy efficient. Devices such as Ecobee Smart Thermostat use motion sensors that detect movement in a room to switch on and off heating and cooling devices as per need. It also has voice control and smart sensors. They can also memorise the schedule of the user and the pattern in which they consume energy, and automatically integrates the heating or cooling system of the house. Nowadays we also have thermostats that can integrate the data about the outside weather and can thus control the humidity and temperature of the house. And it can send monthly reports of energy consumption patterns, helping the users to further reduce energy consumption, and bring down electricity bills as well as carbon footprint.
One of the major energy consumers in the typical Indian household is indoor lighting. Smart bulbs, which are internet-connected LED lamps that can be programmed and controlled remotely, can significantly minimise this. When it comes to home lighting systems that save energy, Philips Wiz Wi-fi enabled LED bulb is the reliable name. With the Wiz App, one can change between millions of colours and dim the light. Material. With the help of the app, you may remotely turn it on or off and control it from any location. The built-in features of the smart bulbs make them more durable than incandescent or fluorescent lamps and reduce their environmental impact.
There is no denying that when it comes to energy metering solutions, smart metres have become the new standard. Consumers in India are already familiar with Genus Power Smart Meters. With their cognitive capabilities, these smart solutions are increasingly being used by many cities and nations to promote efficiency and sustainability. These metres are superior to their conventional counterparts in the following ways. They produce more accurate invoices, let customers to monitor their usage, cut down on electricity waste, and support sustainability. Most importantly, because the bill is automatically created, there is no need for a specialised employee to read the metres.
Smart Power Strips
Kasa Smart Wi-Fi power strip has three individually programmable outlets that let you turn on and off plugged-in devices. This power strip also features two USB connections for charging gadgets. Using the Kasa Smart app, the KP303 establishes a Wi-Fi connection with your iOS or Android device and gives you access to any object plugged into an outlet. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, functioning is not reliant on a hub. Once you’re connected, you may schedule and control your plugged-in devices from any location. Your plugged-in electronics are safe in the case of sudden power spikes thanks to surge protection. For seamless voice commands, this power strip is Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible. Configure timers and schedules to turn devices on and off at set times for convenience and energy efficiency, thus reducing carbon footprint.