Smart Home Trends: 3 Eco Changes A Homeowners Will Have To Make
New government legislation means eco-friendly home upgrades are on the horizon for everyone. Check out the changes you’ll need to make, key dates to be aware of and our range of smart solutions for making the switch as the deadlines creep ever closer.
LED Lights The Way - September 2021
From September 2021 Halogen bulbs will be banned in a bid to cut carbon emissions by 1.26 million tonnes per year. Halogen bulbs are typically found in kitchen spotlights. Fortunately smart home bulbs provide a more efficient and versatile solution.
When it comes to LED smart bulbs LifX have got it right. These bulbs last 5x longer than Halogen bulbs and use 80% less power. What’s more you use voice commands or the app to set the mood and there are millions of colour combinations to choose from. Check out our guide to creating the perfect dinner party atmosphere at home, and remember that September deadline!
Upgrade Your Home Heating - 2025
The government has banned sales of new gas boilers by 2025 to reduce the UK’s global warming emissions. Which begs the question, how are we going to warm our homes when it’s time for a heating upgrade?
Infra-red might just be the answer. Koleda’s electric heaters are 30% more efficient than traditional radiators and can significantly reduce your bills. Remote control and scheduling mean you’ll never heat an empty home, and the free Koleda app lets you track monthly spend and carbon footprint. The best thing about Koelda? Their beautiful heaters plug straight into the mains and can be self installed in minutes. Shop the Koleda Solus+ M1 & M2 range today.
UK In The Slow Lane - 2030
It’s not just our homes that are changing. 2030 will see a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and switching to electric is a way to signficalty reduce our carbon footprint at home.
Consumer demand is driving positive change in the industry. With interest in EVs rising purchase prices will fall, as manufacturers race to appeal to the mass market. What will this mean for us? Accessible electric vehicles as we work towards reducing our eco-footprints at home.