In Back to The Future 2 Marty McFly travels to 2015 and gets to ride a hoverboard! It’s disappointing that the writer’s vision of the future hasn’t yet come true.
However, there are many more innovations, particularly in the field of energy, that are incredibly exciting and getting nearer.
Living buildings are in development that can self heal, to cut out drafts*, new types of aerogel super insulators will mean windows and roofs don’t allow heat out or in** and quantum materials will give us low energy floating trains, which suggests to me those hoverboards are possible too.***
These energy innovations are almost in sight, but how about some tech you can get your hands on right now?
Here are our five favourite gadgets to save you energy and money.
- Shower Me With Money
Eco showerheads turbo boost your showers waterpower meaning you’re using less water. Logically there’s also less power used as your heating a smaller amount of water.
- Plug-In To Turn Off
Smart plugs will save you a fortune and give you peace of mind that the most common cause of house fire ignition from home appliances isn’t going to get you.
Putting items on standby reduces the energy used, but it’s believed the average household adds 10% to their annual bill through this practice.
Control every plug point from your phone.
- Real-Time Real Cost
An energy monitor will not only allow you to reduce the carbon footprint of your home, but it calculates the running cost of all household appliances, room lighting, and even individual sockets.
- Get a Charge without a Charge
An indoor solar charger or solar blinds can allow you to power phones, shavers, electric toothbrushes, and more all for free.
- Control The Heating Stats
A programmable thermostat will enable you to take full control of the heating spend in every room at every hour on every day in every year.
For more money and energy-saving advice, contact energy how today.