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How Can Technology Help You To Lead A Sustainable Lifestyle?

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If you are looking to live a sustainable lifestyle through technology, you should be aware of the fact that technology, tech products, and techniques provide unique ways by which it can be achieved. From tech products to apps that support a sustainable lifestyle, there are different ways by which technology can help you to lead a sustainable lifestyle, and today, we will be having a look at some of them.

Using A Smart Thermostat

One of the simplest, most straightforward, and most practical ways technology can help you live a sustainable lifestyle is through a smart thermostat. Investing in a smart thermostat, especially in this day and age, is a good choice. Most people have manual thermostats available that are programmed manually and required to be changed according to the temperature and conditions of your house, whereas, with the help of a smart thermostat, you needn’t adjust the temperature manually.

Smart thermostats are devices that regulate the temperature of your house according to the real-time surrounding data. The thermostat consists of a variety of sensors that sense the surrounding conditions and allow automatic adjustment of the temperature throughout the day that can help save energy and also help you save money on the bills. 

Using Energy-Saving Appliances

Using energy-saving appliances instead of those that consume a lot of energy is another way by which you can save energy and live a sustainable lifestyle. There are different technological appliances available such as LEDs, that allow you to save energy and are environmentally friendly. 

There are now also smart lighting services available that allow your lightbulbs in the house to be connected to the WiFi network of your router. You can check for the connected devices through the router’s default gateway address 192.168.1.1. Once lightbulbs are connected, you can control them using an app that allows you to turn on or turn off lights just from a single tap on your mobile phone. 

Reconsidering Your Purchase Choices

Another simple way by which you can lead a sustainable lifestyle and put less strain on the environment is by reducing the energy consumption and waste releases by re-considering your purchase choices. For example, instead of buying physical copies of CDs, you can switch to an online streaming service to reduce carbon emissions. Similarly, you can consider buying books in PDF form and eBooks instead of physical copies.

You should reconsider your choices, and instead of purchasing something that will put the environment at risk, you should choose a safer alternative. If there is no safer alternative available, like no digital version available, then choosing a recyclable option is better than a non-recyclable one. 

Invest In Renewable Energy Sources

Investing in renewable energy sources for your home and household is another great option and it will be a good step towards sustainable living. Different renewable energy options are available, such as solar panels for households and windmills for large offices or businesses that can harness solar and wind energy to generate electricity.

In the past few years, the price for solar and wind panels has decreased, and there are even some benefits such as tax breaks offered to people who use renewable energy sources.

Choose Tech Devices & Appliances Appropriately

Technology can also lead towards a sustainable lifestyle if you correctly choose the tech devices and appliances. Whenever you are buying a new device or appliance then always ensure that the device is more energy-efficient than other counterparts, the device is suitable for the long run, which means that you can use a device without changing your device for a long-time and this involves choosing a device that has both good software and hardware that can work well in the long run.

Most modern-day tech devices are built to last long, and you can easily use tech devices such as laptops or mobile phones for 3-4 years without any problem, and appliances like TV, refrigerators, etc., can last a very long time.

Devices like WiFi routers can last even longer, 5-8 years, without any problem since their hardware and software don’t become obsolete, and you can install new OS updates to the router through 192.168.0.1, which will fix most of your problems, after which you can start using it again.

Buying/Selling Used Tech products.

Buying and selling second-hand or used technology devices, gadgets, and items is also good for the environment since the used product will be reused by you or someone else. It will reduce the demand for new developments in the market that require energy and raw materials. By doing so, you will be saving up on money, getting a good value for money, and reducing the numbers of items that end up in the waste material and contribute to waste material.

Donald Kim is a Digital Marketing Specialist at 1st on the List. He is passionate about all things digital including SEO, Content, and Social Media. In his spare time Donald enjoys fishing and watching Netflix.

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