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Encyclopedia > Domestic technology

Domestic technology is the incorporation of applied science into the home. There are many aspects of domestic technology. On one level, there are domestic appliances and other devices commonly used in the home, such as clothes dryers and washing machines. These things are itemized below. On another level, domestic technology recognizes the use of applied science to construct homes to achieve a particular goal, such as energy efficiency or self sufficiency. For more information, read about self-sufficient homes. It has been claimed that domestic technology has led to decreases in the time people spend on household work, although the factual basis of this claim is disputed (Bittman et al., 2004). An electric clothes dryer A clothes dryer or tumble dryer is a major household appliance that is used to remove the residual moisture from a load of clothing and other textiles, generally shortly after they are cleaned in a washing machine. ... Front-loading washing machine. ... A self-sufficient house is one that operates without need for external electricity, natural gas, sewage, or other utilities. ...

There are many technologies now routinely used around modern homes, itemized below.

  • Computer

Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... For the Grand Central Records albums, see Central Heating (Grand Central album) and Central Heating 2. ... An electric clothes dryer A clothes dryer or tumble dryer is a major household appliance that is used to remove the residual moisture from a load of clothing and other textiles, generally shortly after they are cleaned in a washing machine. ... broom A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibres attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick. ... A Dishwasher A two drawer DishDrawer dishwasher. ... The Downy ball is a spherical plastic tool used to dispense liquid fabric softener in clothes washing machines. ... A mop in a bucket with a wringer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Regular vacuum cleaner for home use. ... Front-loading washing machine. ... Children playing on a Amstrad CPC 464 in the 1980s. ... Cooking is the act of preparing food. ... A barbecue in a public park in Australia A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City Pans on the top shelf hold hamburgers and hot dogs that were grilled earlier when the coals were hot. ... Breadmaker A breadmaker is a home appliance for baking bread, it handles the process from ingredients to a finished loaf automatically. ... An electric blender. ... Categories: Stub ... A food processor is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate various repetitive tasks in the process of preparation of food. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Microwave oven and Microwave heating. ... In telecommunications a mixer is a frequency mixer. ... Oven depicted in a painting by Millet An oven is an enclosed compartment for heating, baking or drying. ... Food caches, Hooper Bay, Alaska, 1929. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A freezer is a home appliance, usually found above the refrigerator that keeps foods frozen. ... “Freezer” redirects here. ... Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, and is related to home Maintenance to avoid such problems. ... A lawn mower (often spelled as one word—lawnmower) is a machine (electric or mechnical) used to cut grass to an even length. ... A modern industrial knitting machine in action The knitting machine, sometimes called knitting frame, knitting loom, or hand knitting machine, is used to produce knit fabrics on a fixed bed of hooked needles. ... A plumber wrench for working on pipes and fittings Plumbing, from the Latin for lead (plumbum), is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for potable water systems and the drainage of waste. ... Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric generating station Electricity generation is the first process in the delivery of electricity to consumers. ... A solar cell, made from a monocrystalline silicon wafer A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. ... A Dutch tower windmill, sporting sails, surrounded by tulips A windmill is an engine powered by the wind to produce energy, often contained in a large building as in traditional post mills, smock mills and tower mills. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... It has been suggested that window frames be merged into this article or section. ...


See also

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a standardized index of the air quality in a given location, given in parts per billion. ... Food safety is a scientific discipline describing the handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent Foodborne illness. ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... Water quality is the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water, characterized through the methods of hydrometry. ...

External links

  • ICS 97.040.30 Domestic refrigerating appliances

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The notion of appropriate technology, however, was developed in the twentieth century to describe situations where it was not desirable to use very new technologies or those that required access to some centralized infrastructure or parts or skills imported from elsewhere.
Intermediate technology, more of an economics concern, refers to compromises between central and expensive technologies of developed nations and those which developing nations find most effective to deploy given an excess of labour, and scarcity of cash.
Persuasion technology, in economics, definitions or assumptions of progress or growth are often related to one or more assumptions about technology's economic influence.
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