Green Gadgets

Looking for ways to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint? Technology may be able to help, with a few devices for your home or business.

| April 24, 2009

Amid the current economic recession and flourishing energy conservation movement, home and business owners and lessees alike are looking to cut costs and conserve electricity however they can. “While clipping coupons and being more conscientious of electricity usage can help, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to save is through technology,” says Paul Holstein, COO of – an online storefront offering a wide selection of energy management solutions.

“Many ’green gadgets’ are very inexpensive, and can help easily manage and reduce electricity consumption – and the utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions related thereto.”

Below are a few representative devices offers to help consumers to go green, without having to spend a lot of green:


Intermatic Electronic Seven-Day Timer

Forget about living with a single timer setting, or paying for electricity that’s wasted when you leave lights on all day so you can return to a lit house. Intermatic’s Electronic Seven-Day Timer can be used either indoors or outdoors, and has several programming options: either set it for 24 hours, or customize it for an entire week. In addition to utility bill savings, the Intermatic Seven-Day Timer can also enhance your home’s security. With just the touch of a button, you can set the timer to Random mode, which varies lighting patterns to give your home a more believable “lived in” look. ($31.41)


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