Making your home more energy efficient is very on trend, not just because you will be meeting the buzz words of sustainable, green, and eco, but because you will be saving yourself a small fortune in bills and expenditure. Your home can become more efficient with just a few simple hacks. These hacks can help you to save time, effort, and money. Read on to find out how to implement them.
If you are eager to save money on your bills, you might want to look into more eco-friendly ways of heating your home. You don’t want to be paying over the odds for your electricity and gas. Consider installing some solar panels onto the roof of your home. While expensive to put up initially, they can pay for themselves in less than five years. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can heat your home and not have to worry about paying utility companies again. You can even sell any excess energy you generate back to the grid. If solar panels may be too imposing, you could think about harnessing the power of the wind by installing a mini turbine. These are great for apartments or smaller homes.
If you are eager to be even more efficient, you can consider installing ducted heating to your property. This system of heating your home is efficient as the pipework branches throughout every room of your house, creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere in the winter months.
If your home is a little dark even on the sunniest of days, you may have small windows or your home may be facing westward. While you can’t move your home and installing new windows doesn’t make sense, you can think about ways to maximize the amount of light that you can enjoy in your home. Think about swapping the dark colors on your walls for white emulsion with a silk finish. This can help the available natural light in your home to bounce around and be reflected across your living spaces. If you do need to use artificial lighting, make sure that you install energy-efficient lightbulbs. These can look fashionable and come in many different styles, including vintage Edison bulbs. They use less electricity than regular bulbs and will last a lot longer, saving you money.
Water wastage is one of the worst ways to waste money in your home. Rather than paying water rates and sharing the financial burden of usage with your entire street, consider installing a water meter. This will make you more mindful of your water usage meaning that you will spend less money every month on your bill. Rather than leaving the tap running while you brush your teeth, turn it off. Keep showers short and only ever boil a kettle when it is full. These minor tweaks in your behavior can help your home become more efficient energy-wise, saving you money and saving the planet in the process.
Follow this simple guide and these hacks will keep you in control of your household budget.