Solar Power, Its Energy and Home Products Inspired By The Sun

As the  advocacy in saving the environment continues, more people are leaning into renewable energy sources that does not only helps in conserving energy consumption in homes but also promotes the lessen production of our carbon footprint in the environment. A perfect example of renewable energy that is being explored and innovated nowadays is solar energy.

Solar power is the best improvement that there is in conserving energy. It generates electricity by converting the sun rays into energy through the help if solar cells. These solar panels are also the ones responsible for storing the said energy and then later on transferring it to a device that will require electricity.

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More often than not, solar power has been used in various remote locations where electricity line is not present. Lately, solar power advances to the notch as it is expected to lessen the consumption of the traditional electricity supplies, thus providing a key to conserve the environment and brings us closer to the step to the fight against climate change.

In line with this, various materials are considered to be used at home that can serve the same benefit and advantage as solar power – to conserve energy and save a lot more for more important usage. Here are some products that are inspired by the sun:

Solar Venting Skylight

Some movement to conserve energy lessen the usage of lights during daytime if the sun can sustain. But, in a room that is not that much open, it could be a hard thing to consider. Solar Venting Skylight is installed at the top of the room’s ceiling that serves a window in order the sunlight to come inside the house or the room specifically. It also comes with a very stylish and great design perfect for homes’ working theme.

Sunroom

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Sunroom is usually the open or semi-open area at home where rays of sun are best utilized to, in addition, conserve energy and lessen its use. The sunroom is usually setup with various window treatments, displays and decorations that are suitable for the home’s working theme. The said room is usually designed with vibrant or nature-friendly color palettes to make it easier to blend with the rest of the design in a home.

Solar Chargers

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This is also a very ideal gadget for homes and even offices. With the increase in the demand and need for Smartphone and mobile devices, having an alternative source of energy to power up this devices would really contribute a lot in decreasing the consumption of commercial energy at home. Another interesting gadget is the solar window charger. The device can be stick to a window where it will get the energy needed to power up or charge a device. You can practically charge your phone on a desk while hooked up in this device throughout the day.

Taking advantage of the alternatives solar powered devices offers will greatly help not only in saving the environment but also in saving up electrical cost and other consumption at home.

Heat and its Effect in Our Health and Homes

Heat can affect homes and our health, sometimes, in the most devastating ways. In time of climate change and various environment issues and problems, the abrupt rise of temperature is inevitable. Excessive heat does not only pose a danger to your health but as well as your property and furnishings at home, whether located inside or out.

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Too much heat can affect homes’ furniture and fixture as they are being exposed to it for a longer period of time. Protective coverings against the heat of the sun and its damaging rays are not always present in all the furniture and home accessories that we have at home. Significant development in housing has been in the pipeline for quite long enough to prepare for the rising temperature and weather. Carbon emissions and other chemical elements involved in and areas surrounding our homes must be monitored in order to maintain a good balance life at home without too many worries.

Climate change has played a major factor on why external things like weather must be considered in order to maintain a balanced and healthy home living. Insulation, sufficient air supply and filtering materials must be considered and implemented inside our homes for the welfare of the household as well.

So here is how heat damages our homes.

It damages furniture and fixture

Too much exposure to heat can totally damage furniture and fixtures at home. Most of the furnishings like chairs and tables are sensitive to heat. Wall paint and wood also suffer damage when exposed to the sun too much. Most of the time, these materials are reacting to warm weather in negative ways. They either expand or shrink when exposed to too much temperature, damaging it as a whole through time. Thus it is advisable to use solar blinds or install window coverings at home to minimize or completely block the sun rays that enter our homes.

Illnesses and other health hazards

Too much heat can cause several illnesses that the body can react to. In accordance, it can affect not just homes and its content but also the members of it. Heat exposure can cause extra expense from the home members’ end.

Excessive heat increases our electrical costs

When the heat is too discomforting or becomes inconvenient, air conditioning becomes a necessity inside homes. A considerable increase in the electrical bill is very evident during summer time when the heat of the sun becomes unbearable even with window coverings and insulation installed in homes. With the increased rate of the effect of global warming to the weather, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see energy costs increase as well unless extra precautions and devices against the heat are installed or applied inside homes.

With the effects of heat mentioned, it is advisable to adapt natural and cost-effective measures to decrease heat and the effects of sun damage in our homes to avoid incurring extra costs in air-conditioning, repairs and replacement that may become necessary due to the damaging effects of the sun.