It is a misnomer to think that green living and luxury living are opposites. The latest home appliances are now flooding the market that will comfort you with their high-end technology and assuage your conscience with their green nature. They offer the best services and minimize the usage of electricity. They are made of green materials and have the least possible carbon footprint in their category. So, if you are used to a luxurious life, here are five household appliances that could make it a green luxury for you.
1. Miele KFN 9753 ID Refrigerator
If you are looking out for green refrigerators, there one very good choice. This refrigerator is a real giant and costs nearly Rs. 2,00,000. But it is giant in all other aspects also. With a 262 liters capacity, there is nothing that cannot be stored in it. It is guaranteed to last 20 years without any trouble and is rated A+ energy star rating which means it saves about 20 percent of energy consumed by other A-star rated refrigerators its size. It uses only about 0.29 kWh of energy per 100 liters of usable space in a full day. The coolant fluid is free of chloroflouro carbons and hydrofluoro carbons (CFCs and HFCs), which are the greatest destroyers of the ozone layer. It comes packed with features that can be controlled by a touchscreen
2. LG 32LE5500 television
If you are keen on cutting the carbon footprint of your luxury home, it would be a wise idea to invest in a good telly for that is a gadget that seems to run for the longest hours. LG’s 32LE5500 television is made of a LED screen and is priced just below Rs. 55,000. Unlike other LED TVs, this one is made completely free of the toxic metal, mercury. It is also intelligently designed with spot control technology to save maximum energy by dimming the levels of each pixel according to the lighting levels available. LG’s TruMotion 100Hz scan, with an amazing response time of 2.4 ms, powers the 32 inch TV which ensures that fast moving objects do not blur on the screen. With a 1080p HD resolution and a meager 130 W power consumption, this TV is sure to make your home greener. Flat screen OLED TVs offer an even slimmer and more eco-friendly alternative as well.
3. LG F1403RDS29 steam washer dryer
Another appliance from LG makes it into our list and this time it is a washing machine cum dryer. Priced at Rs. 65,500, the machine is said to save both water and energy. The steam wash process ensures easier penetration into clothes, thus reducing the water consumption by about 30 percent. The steam also heats the washing drum rapidly and thus reduces even the power requirements by 21 percent. It washes 9 kg of clothes at a time and has features for baby care, medic rinse and an intensive wash. It uses an inverter direct drive technology to ensure that the washed clothes are wrinkled less which translates into power and energy savings while ironing, too.
4. Miele 5957 induction top cooker
Here is how you run a ‘green Miele’ when it comes to cooking. The Miele 5957 is an induction based cooker that has four different zones for cooking. It switches on automatically whenever an iron-based utensil is placed on it. It switches off when it is removed. The induction top has an embedded pan-size recognition technology which can vary the power consumption according to the size of the utensil. It is also loaded with features like a roasting zone, an auto heat up, a minute reminder and a programmable lock. With power levels ranging from 1 to 9, the cooker costs about Rs.1,85,000.
5. Panasonic Cs12KKY air conditioner
This air conditioner promises to save up to 20 percent of your electricity bills. This 1 ton split air conditioner has built-in sensors that detect human presence and switches on and off accordingly. It is home to an air purifier with Advance +Plus e-ion technology which will also collect all the dust and germs in the home. This is also automated and done intelligently by the gadget. The panel can then be removed and washed before being reused. The airflow vane is also wide and long. The air conditioner which has received a 5 star BEE rating, costs a little above Rs. 30,000 and is definitely a wise investment to make for a green home.