Did you know that the windshield of your car has a lot to do with the structural stability of the vehicle? If the windshield is cracked or broken, it can allow the roof of the car to collapse more easily during rollover accidents. Our blog will show you the role that a windshield plays in the structural stability of your vehicle and inform you of what you can and should do if you notice a crack or chip in your windshield as soon as you possibly can. You may be surprised at how easy it is for you to get these repairs made.
If you're looking ahead to new ways to conserve energy in order to be eco-friendly while at the same time saving on your energy bill, there are a few new technologies coming out that are going to be worth your while. Here are a few examples of technologies on the horizon that will let you use the energy around you in as eco-friendly a manner as possible.
Solar Windows and Window Tinting
It's now possible to take a bit of the energy that the sun sends through your windows and convert it into electricity. After all, if you don't want to see out of it at the moment anyway, you might as well convert it into electricity.
And even if you do want to see out of it, there are windows coming out that will let you get the best of both worlds. They will do this by making it so that the only light that is absorbed is light outside of the visible spectrum. This is some of the highest energy light anyway, so it works out to your benefit. That way, the light you need to see out the window makes it through.
The rest of the energy is absorbed by your window system and connected to your house's power system. After all, windows can often take up a big part of your house so there's no reason you can't make use of them. You can also tint your windows and receive the full benefit of all energy hitting it. Many systems also allow for easy switching between tint and open. Contact a window tinting specialist for more information.
Full Smart House Control
Another system that's becoming more and more common is a full house control smart system. By controlling your air conditioning, water system, and other parts of your house using a computer, you can usually get major benefits both to yourself and the environment. For example, the system can detect when you aren't home and lower heating or cooling costs.
You can also tell it to turn down low at night when you don't need cooling or heating as much since you'll be sleeping. All aspects of your house will eventually be controllable, including solar panels you have mounted on the roof. You'll be able to have them shift during the day. This will ensure that they are always at the best angle for receiving energy from the sun.
You could even have it shift during the year automatically according to a preset schedule you put into your system. The sun's position will obviously shift through the year as well, after all. Overall, you'll be surprised just how efficient you can become with new tech.