Green technologies help to significantly reduce the impact of housing on the environment. They can among others help reduce energy consumption dramatically. Several other technologies exist, but this article is devoted to green technologies. It is therefore important to understand that the following list is basic and does not represent the totality of what exists on the market. By cons, it paints a fair picture of the current offer. It is advisable to seek more information about each technology at your retailer or on the web before deciding to invest in a green technology.
Most Efficient Green Technologies Picture
Solar Water Heater
In a quarter of an hour, the sun diffuses the planet radiation sufficient to supply humanity all of the energy it needs to consume for a year! Yet our society is still heavily focused on fossil fuels, in such proportions that our atmosphere can not sustain for long. A very large share of our polluting activities can be replaced by green alternatives. The solar water heater is one of these alternatives.
The solar water heater is a complement to electric water heaters and other gas water heaters for the occupants of a dwelling (individual or collective) to cover a large part of their hot water consumption, thanks to the solar energy. For this, it uses the thermal conversion of solar radiation.
The solar water heater can also be used to heat the house. Combined with a radiant heating system with water, or even air, it is very effective in reducing energy consumption and provides a healthy heat to the inhabitants of the house.
Just like with water, wood or other natural resources, the wind was one of the first natural resources that has been used to facilitate human life. By mastering the wind, the man was able to navigate and discover new lands. Nowadays, wind generators are a popular green source of electricity. A wind generator, also called wind turbine, is a turbine that converts wind energy into electricity. Also, a more affordable alternative is to purchase a micro wind turbine. Micro wind turbines make it possible to capture wind energy right from your home. By cons, it’s not all houses that can benefit from this technology, which is closely linked to the quality of the winds on the ground.
Rainwater Harvesting System
Water is essential to life and it is important to not waste it. The rainwater harvesting system is an excellent solution. It allows you to recover rainwater, so you wash your car, water your garden or use it for home maintenance. The rainwater harvesting system is environmentally friendly, but also helps to save on the water bill. A rainwater harvesting system is designed to provide drinking water. It includes six primary components: a catchment area, a pre-wash system, a pipe that leads to storage, a tank, a distribution system and a water treatment system. A less ambitious system will use the same functional components, but simpler and certainly with less expensive items.