Smart Accessories for Going Green

Smart accessories add new capabilities to your smartphone or tablet that can help you live a greener lifestyle. By monitoring and controlling your home appliances and ultimately, conserving energy, you are doing your part to help the environment, while saving money.

For example, the Iris Smart Home System from Lowe’s allows you to use the Verizon Wireless network to remotely monitor and manage your energy and security systems. With Iris, you can record video on command, lock and unlock doors remotely and receive notifications directly to your smartphone, tablet or computer whenever an alarm is triggered.

Innovative solutions like the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your personal temperature preferences and schedule and then adjusts your home’s temperature based on that information. Its Auto-Away feature uses an energy efficiency temperature when the house is empty and the Leaf icon helps homeowners know when they are saving energy and money.

The Belkin WeMo Switch allows home electronics and appliances to be controlled remotely. By using it in any standard outlet, you can plug in an appliance in order to access and control of the appliance through an app. If you accidently leave the coffee maker on or the radio playing when you leave the house, it’s easy to turn off remotely.

Through new solutions and apps, it’s easy to save money while being environmentally conscience all year long.