Whether or not we mean to, we do a lot of little things that make our electric bills more than they need to be. There has been a rise in Eco-products that will save us a lot all at once, or in tiny increments over a long period of time. Sometimes they’re a grand idea that help us and the environment, but other times it’s nothing but a waste.
The Eco Drain is a good idea that has potential to pay off, so long as you can look at the big picture. This is a heat-exchanger that will take hot water from your shower, and use it to heat incoming water. It is said to save anywhere from $100-200 annually on your electric bill. This means you can take longer, hotter showers without as much fuss about the bills, but it will be tiny savings.
Of course, you will want to keep in mind that you’ll need to get this installed or have a decent amount of capabilities to do it yourself. It works by running the water main from the city in a pipe through outgoing waste water that is hot. The two won’t touch, and it is a brilliant idea, but make sure you know what you’re doing before trying to put this in yourself, as you could spend far more than you have the potential to save. This is something you’ll have to see as a long-term, as it costs $440.
Available for purchase on ecodrain, found via redferret
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If you are a fan of beer, then you know of the variety available to you. Some are cheap and gross unless they’re ice cold, and others can be a higher temperature and still hold their own. If you’ve gotten to a point where you want to be a bit more specific, then you might like to know the exact temperature to keep your beer at for optimal enjoyment.
If you don’t want to constantly stick a thermometer in every few minutes, then you might like the idea of the Koolernaut. This is a beer Koozie that will tell you the temperature of your beer on a digital readout. There is also a chart on the side that tells you what the best temperature range for different types of beer are. If you have a drink that is close to the right temperature, but needs to come down a few degrees, then you can get their Ice Puck, which is essentially the same as a freeze pack you would put in a lunch box, but will fit under your can in the Koozie.
The ice puck will take a few minutes to chill your drink, but it can bring it down 8 or more degrees. Getting the Koolernaut and 2 ice pucks will cost you around $25. You can pay $20 and get one less puck, but if you think you’re going to down your beverages quickly, chances are you’ll want a second puck as a backup for the next round. For those who drink beer primarily from a can, this is a swell idea that could be very useful if you remember to put the ice pucks in the freezer. The battery for the display is non-replaceable, but will last for 4,000 hours and only turns on when a drink is inserted.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
Some of us loathe to wear glasses because we think that it would make us look silly, while others do not mind having having prescription glasses on as it helps us see things with greater clarity. Others instead will opt for a pair of contact lenses that does have its fair share of advantages as well as flip side to it. The thing is, a pair of prescription glasses works great in the beginning, but over time, most of us do suffer from a deterioration in our eyesight, and that would mean making yet another trip to the optometrist to get our eyes checked out. If only there was a pair of glasses that could be adjusted accordingly, now that would be swell.
The $99.95 Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses does answer this particular clarion call perfectly, as it is touted to be the only pair of reading glasses that will adjust the focus of each lens thanks to a simple turn of a dial. Thanks to the clever use of patented fluid-injection technology that has been specially developed by a physicist at Oxford, the lenses comprise of an elastic membrane that is held between rigid polycarbonate plates. Whenever the dial on either side of the frame is turned, the elastic membrane will bow inwards or outwards, subtly changing the prescription from -4.5 diopters to +3.5 diopters. This means users are able to adjust each lens independently, and should your vision change, you can simply give the side dials another twist. Fashionistas might think twice though, although you can choose from black or brown tortoiseshell shades. This pair won’t help you read in the dark light the LED Reading Glasses though.
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The scouts have this motto of being ready all the time, and as a family man (or even if you are single actually), it pays to make sure that you are well equipped to meet up with and bind any potential injury or wound. Having said that, you can never quite tell just when will disaster strike, and so, a first aid kit lying around at a reachable place is of utmost importance. Enter the $19.99 M48 First Aid Kit, where this particular first aid kit comes packed with goodies, comprising of 56 first aid items to help you bind all sorts of wounds and cuts.
It has been specially thought up of by professionals in order to help you (and your household, I presume) to survive at home as well as in the great outdoors. After all, the M48 name is starting to gain traction as the go-to company when it comes to tactical and survival gear, so to have them roll out their first first aid kit is really something. It covers most common ground with 56 items inside, helping to disinfect all your cuts, scrapes and bumps. Not only that, it also boasts of an extremely keen carrying case, where there are two holes in the handle for wall mounting. You can place it in your car, in your office or at home, it does not matter – what matters most is knowing how to make the most out of it. It might not be up to par with what the army offers, but it is a start.
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