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5 Eco-Friendly Home Appliances

Global warming is at an all-time high in the world yet we all know its devastating effects. With people constantly losing their environmental consciousness more so in developing nations, the future of the planet is not bright. Moreover, the world is rapidly transforming, and with the expeditious developments in technology, human efforts have been undermined. We tend to view technology as the answer to everything, and as such we do little or nothing at all. In real sense, we should be participating to counter global warming and preserve the planet. And since charity begins at home, here are five Eco-friendly appliances you can use at home and save the planet.

LED Bulbs

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) bulbs are termed as energy-efficient because they emit more light while using less power. Since lighting contributes a significant portion of energy use in our households, energy-efficient bulbs can be used to save power. In addition to reducing power bills, LED bulbs preserve the environment by maximizing energy utility. They consume less power because they are directional, unlike incandescent bulbs which emit light in a spherical manner. Through this, they can provide more brightness and utility for the user. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs produce less heat hence saving energy. Moreover, can be described as ecological because they reduce energy demand. They, therefore, can be used with other means of energy generation such as solar power and low power generators. Lastly, they ensure the well-being of human beings, since, unlike incandescent bulbs, they do not use mercury. Mercury is an extremely hazardous substance to humankind and the environment.

Halogen ovens

Halogen ovens, unlike traditional ovens, conserve energy by utilizing halogen lamps. Halogen lamps use halogen gas and tungsten to become more efficient and generate more power. They are the primary elements of heat in halogen ovens. As compared to standard gas-filled lamps, halogen lamps produce a continuous spectrum of light and higher power efficiency. Halogen ovens are environmentally friendly in that they conserve energy as compared to conventional ovens. They do not release a lot of heat while maintaining a similar or higher performance level to traditional ovens. Through this, they can avoid energy wastage.

Solar cooker

Solar cookers are known for their effectiveness and slashing the cooking period. They also can work in-doors with minimum sunlight due to technological advancements. Solar cookers can also be used for grilling food such as meat. Unlike charcoal burners, they do not emit a lot of carbon dioxide which is formed when charcoal is burned. In addition to that, they do not release poisonous fumes and gases such as carbon monoxide associated with incomplete charcoal combustion. They are therefore environmentally friendly and can aid in tackling global warming.

Solar powered fridges

The kitchen is said to consume the highest amount of energy in a house. Fridges are among the appliances that make the kitchen so energy-demanding. Utilization of renewable energy such as solar power is a fundamental step to ensuring that households are energy efficient. Moreover, use of solar-powered fridges reduces strain on energy supply from the national grid. Relying on the national grid which generates energy from fossil fuels and nuclear power among other sources would be tolerating and enhancing pollution. Therefore, use of solar-powered fridges would be an environmentally friendly move considering the level of output by these fridges is circa equal to conventional refrigerators in the market.

Ethanol fireplaces

Ethanol fireplaces are currently a trend in interior design because of their mobility and that they do not leave soot on walls and ceilings. Unlike ordinary fireplaces, they do not require a chimney and do not produce ashes yet generate a considerable amount of heat. In addition to being trendy, ethanol fireplaces are vital to combating pollution. On an ecological perspective, they do not produce smoke hence fewer greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. The final products of burning ethanol are heat, water and a little carbon dioxide as compared to a conventional fireplace. Moreover, ethanol fireplaces do not produce hazardous gases and odors such as carbon monoxide which is released when incomplete combustion occurs in a traditional fireplace. They are therefore regarded as more safer and ecological.

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Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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