From energy-saving appliances to smart home automation, the future is here, and with it, a whole new way to think about building homes.
And if you’re not ready to get your house built yet, the answer is pretty easy: You’re not the only one.
Here are some things you can do to help you get started on your next big future.
Make your house more energy efficient Next BigFuture title What you can learn from energy-efficiency projects 1.1 What can you do to get started?
1.2 What can’t you do?
1,2,3 You could start by building your own energy-sucking appliances.
These appliances are typically the most energy-intensive items you’ll need to make your home energy-convenient.
You could then make these appliances more energy-conserving by purchasing a smart energy-management system.
If you’re still skeptical, consider the Smart Energy Management System, which will turn any standard thermostat into an energy efficient energy-consuming appliance.
Or, if you have more room, you could install a solar-powered roof-solar array to help cut your energy usage.
If this sounds like a lot of energy-guzzling equipment to buy, you can also make your own smart thermostats, and install them at your home.
For more energy saving, you might also consider making your home a smart home, using the Nest Learning Thermostat as an example.
The Nest Learning thermostatic system is designed to automatically turn off appliances when it senses you’re away.
1,3 If you want to build your own electric vehicle, consider installing solar panels, or solar-smart heating systems to help reduce your heating and cooling costs.
If your house has no plumbing, or if you don’t have the time to build a new home, you’re also likely to have to do some remodeling.
If all of this seems like a daunting process, don’t fret!
As long as you have the funds to get things done on your own, you don.t have to worry about making sure your house is always energy-sufficient.
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