Unless you’ve been actively avoiding almost all forms of media for the past few days, you already know that online retail giant Amazon is running a Prime Day Early Access sale for Prime members today and tomorrow, kicking off “Black Friday” a few weeks early “-prices promised. in an effort to slow down typical mid-October sales numbers and grab an early slice of holiday shopping dollars.
And look, there are many reasons for that not buy from Amazon, and much more to completely avoid consumerism and buy nothing. (Gasp!) That said, if you’re looking to add some smart home-style tech to help reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint, we’ve found some Prime Day deals that might help CleanTechnify your home – start with this.
Smart thermostat to reduce energy bills
Although they’re pretty familiar today, smart thermostats were pretty exciting technology to us just a few years ago, when Nest and Honeywell led the charge toward more efficient home climate control. That’s still likely true today, with both the Google-owned and Honeywell-developed Amazon Smart Thermostat starring in this week’s Prime Day Early Access event, with both options discounted by 30% to 35%.
Both of the above options come with comprehensively designed smartphone apps, and are also compatible with a number of smart speaker options. There’s not much to recommend one over the other, from where I sit – just, you know, read the fine print with your utility company.
Breathe easy with an air purifier
We’ve written a lot about the benefits of breathing cleaner air. From a reduced rate of fatal respiratory diseases to a correlation with higher test scores in children, there is no doubt that when it comes to the air we breathe: cleaner is better.
The LEVOIT range of indoor air purifiers come with thousands of positive reviews and the promise that their “H13 True HEPA Filtration System” helps reduce the effects of allergies and asthma by capturing nearly 100% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size (so, as, small). What’s more, the “smart” versions of these air purifiers can actually sense when your indoor air quality is dropping, and reduce their energy consumption by only “kicking in” when needed, or when you’ve set them to use their connected. smartphone app.
And, like their smart thermostat cousins, above, the LEVOIT air purifiers can be commanded through your Alexa or Google Assistant apps, or smart speakers. LEVOIT “smart” purifiers are discounted up to 30% off for Prime Day.
Turn off the lights
Amazon looks to be pushing the KasaSmart brand of smart home lighting this Prime Day, with deals up to 40% off select smart bulbs, outlets, power strips, light switches and more, all controlled by your smartphone, home speaker or computer.
If you become a fan of the app, you can also turn on other home electronics that are part of the KasaSmart ecosystem, such as home security cameras and LED mood lighting that you can sync with your favorite TV shows.
Keep track of everything
Products like the Sense energy monitor allow you to keep track of almost every piece of electrical equipment in your home by measuring current flow millions of times per minute. With it, you can observe changes in load with precise detail. And, with the device’s latest update, the Sense app can now track carbon usage in real-time, offering users a “look ahead” feature that predicts the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to generate a specific unit of power. This allows Sense owners to schedule energy tasks with a high carbon cost (eg: laundry, washing dishes or charging their EV) at times when carbon emissions will be lowest.
The Sense energy monitor is on sale at a 20% discount until October 12.
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