A smart house is as efficient as the home owner makes it. If you have used recycled wood, plastic, glass to build your home. If you've placed the most energy efficient appliances in your home. Then you have a pretty efficient home.
You can go to www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/myhome to read about inexpensive, energy efficient Lighting . Another good website is www.green-energy-efficient-homes.com/energy-efficient-lighting.html
There are many energy efficient appliances one can purchase for their home. GE sells many energy efficient appliances from microwaves to refrigerators.
The most energy efficient home cooling systems is made by Energy Star You can read more at www.aceee.org/consumerguide/cooling.htm
An advantage of having an energy efficient home is that by being energy efficient the home is helping the environment by not consuming so much electricity etc. Therefore reducing pollution and damages to the environment.
There are many energy efficient products available for the home. These products include specialized TVs, computers, and washer and dryers.
Using a more efficient washer and dryer along with an energy efficient dishwasher will save a good amount of money as well as changing to energy efficient bulbs.
Examples of energy efficient bar lights can be found at Home Depot and Lowes. Often an energy efficient lightbulb is all that one needs to make a light energy efficient.
House Hunters - 1999 Energy-Efficient Home was released on: USA: 29 May 2008
Andersonwindows.com has great energy efficient doors. You can also check the Home Depot and Lowes website for comparison of energy efficient patio doors.
Use energy efficient (EnergyStar) products to lower your home energy bill.
You can purchase energy efficient windows at Home Depot or Lowe's, and attempt to install them yourself, or you can hire a company that specializes in windows, and they will do this for you.