While the number of people working from home has increased dramatically in the past five years, there are still large chunks of time when most are away from our houses, which means we don't have any control over energy efficiency.
According to The Good Human, the North American consumer market has been exceptionally slow to utilize energy management solutions.
“The cost of energy has just been too cheap in North America. This however is changing with the steady rise in energy costs. Homeowners are looking for ever more technological ways to save money on their bills. It’s also forecasted that there will be new regulatory measures taken by federal and local governments to control wasted energy,” says writer Rick Delgado.
Luckily, the future is now. We've got five cool ways to boost your energy efficency. Click through to find out how to keep energy prices down, have your coffee at the ready when you wake up, and make sure your home is warm and well-lit the next time you pull into the driveway.
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