02 Jun '11, 3pm

In 2020, Will We All Live Like the Jetsons?

In 2020, Will We All Live Like the Jetsons?

If you're not paying attention, your home can be one of the biggest causes of energy waste . Outdated appliances, improper insulation and personal habits can all contribute to huge energy bills because all your heating, cooling and powering efforts are (literally) going right out the window. With all the high-tech innovation happening in the market today, it only makes sense that some of this will eventually affect the way homes are designed and built. Future designers say that the most important difference between homes built in the 20th century and homes built in the next decade will be their intelligence. No, this doesn't mean your house computer will start asking you what you want for breakfast, but it does mean many choices about energy use will be left up to the home itself. For example, now, one of the biggest energy wasting habits is leaving the heat or air conditi...

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