Cell Phones with Smart Home Technology Mean Energy Conservation
If you stop to think about the impact that cell phones have had on our lives, it can be quite mind-boggling. It’s also very difficult to even remember a time when cell phones not only weren’t able to do these things but were nowhere near as prevalent.
We have also heard the narrative that cell phones are the worst thing to happen to humanity. People not paying attention, the disappearance of social interaction, risks to the environment and to our health. We’ve heard it all.
The thing is, those narratives are not necessarily true. Take, for example, the impact that cell phones are having on our global environment. They may not be as bad as you think they are. As a matter of fact, they might actually be better than you initially realized.
Best of all, alternative carriers like Visible wireless and Mint Mobile continue to provide more affordable options to consumers. This means having access to the best that cell phone technology has to offer without paying the exorbitant prices that they may have previously carried.
So, what environmental benefits can cell phones provide?
Becoming More Energy Efficient
These days, there’s more of a focus on moving to energy efficient fixtures and appliances. With a reliance on finite energy sources, there is an effort to be more efficient in using those resources as we search for renewable options.
What you may not have even realized is that your cell phone can actually help your home to be more efficient than ever before. This is because there are a plethora of smart home features and fixtures and appliances that have been created to not only make your life easier, but to consume less energy while doing so.
Where your cell phone comes into play is that it can control all of the action. Let’s say you have a smart thermostat. This gives you the ability to manage the amount of humidity in your home, when the fan runs, what the temperature is set to and where you want to stay above or below.
Maybe you like it a bit cooler when you are home to combat the warmth. This is great when you’re at home – you can control the temperature to make it as comfort as you want – but what about when you aren’t? With smart home technology tied to your phone, you can keep your HVAC system from working itself into overdrive when you aren’t even home.
That level of control will lead to greater efficiency out of heating and cooling systems, meaning lower energy levels needed and money saved on energy bills. That’s a win-win.