Summer is coming to an end, which means we’re on the verge of sealing ourselves into our respective homes for winter – that time when all our bills go up because we’re so concerned with silly things like ‘staying warm and comfortable’. No body likes paying their bills, so it’s well worth investing in some stuff that can make you less dependent on the national grid.
While th best ways of keeping the heating off are to wrap up warm and invest in multiple layers of clothing, we’re talking about gadgets and tech that can make your improve your power usage. That includes making your radiators more efficient, keeping tabs on the power you’re using and more. Let’s take a look.
Solar Phone Charger, £12
Plugging your phone into the mains doesn’t cost very much. In fact past estimates claim that the total cost of the power they actually use is less than £1 a year. But obviously that adds up when you consider all the different smart devices in your house. If you want to take your stuff off the grid whenever possible, a solar-powered charger might be one way to go. It’s not the most efficient way to try and save money, but with a 15,000 mAh battery back-up and two USB ports, you can leave this charging up and use it when needed.