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Tips for Energy Efficient Home

Energy Efficient – Saving energy without compromising is not difficult. Making a couple of little changes in the manner you use energy can have significant effects on your electricity bills.

Homes having solar can save hundreds of dollars on electricity bills comparing homes without solar. All you need to is use your smart appliance smartly.

Read the tips below, It will give you an idea of how you can cut down your bills.

Switch off standby mode appliances when not in use.

TVs, DVD players, PCs, sound systems, and game control centres use energy in standby mode. Which means they are still using energy even when not in use. When not in use, turn off these appliances from the switchboard (you don’t need to unplug them).

Use Energy saving Lights – Switch to LED Lights

In recent years LED lights became the standard and the most efficient type of light bulb. But, if you still have old halogen downlights, consider replacing them with LEDs. Downlights penetrate the ceiling and insulation and may cause heat loss (in winter) or heat increase (in summer). That indicates more energy has been used for cooling and heating.

Energy Efficient Kitchen hoods

The kitchen has all the appliances that run all the time. Buying the appliances with good energy rating seem difficult. You need to check its star rating, size, use of yours and overall energy consumption. The more stars – the more saving. However, The bigger the appliance needs more energy to run.

  • Energy saver fridge

Your freezer and fridge works non-stop and consumes more energy. To save with that set the fridge temperature to 4-5 degrees and the freezer temperature to between -15 and -18 degrees Celsius. Keep it away from the oven/sunlight to save electricity. Ensure 5 cm extra space so that fridge air can circulate freely.

  • Seal your chimney using the damper

Sealing a chimney with a damper will maintain the temperature. It keeps the heat inside in winter and stops hot air from entering into home during summer.

Energy saver washing machine and dryer

Run washing machine and dryer when fully loaded. Though it costs more, most front-loader washing machines use less power, water and detergent and environment-friendly. It is advisable to use cold water to spin the clothes – using hot water need extra power.

Heating & Cooling Of Home

  • Insulate your ceiling

Insulating the roof will help you to maintain the inner temperature. You’ll need less energy to cool home in hot summer and vice versa for winter. It’ll save money on your energy bills.

  • Windows shading

First, make sure your doors and windows are properly sealed. You can use draught excluders that are available in the market at a low price. Shade your windows from inside and outside to reduce the amount of energy to maintain a consistent temperature inside.

  • Check out your heating or cooling system

Periodically check your cooling or heating system and clean if needed. A clean system will use less energy to run effectively. Switch it off when you are not at home.

In nutshell – Energy Efficient

The best way to save thousands of dollars on energy bills for the long term is solar installation. Solar energy undoubtedly benefits you in many ways. It increases your property value, saves dollars on bills, reduces your carbon footprint and lasts for long.