These days you should be doing whatever you can to make your home more energy efficient. The rising cost of utility bills is a real worry and if you don’t try to bring down your energy consumption then you could find that the cost of your energy bills spiral out of control. However, the good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your energy consumption without making too many changes!
One of the best things you can do is make sure that your home is as insulated as possible. You want to prevent heat leaving your home as much as you can, so that when you are paying to heat your home it stays warm for as long as possible. This means looking at insulating walls and ceilings, making sure that drafts under doors are kept to a minimum and that windows are sealed as much as they can be.
Look At Your Appliances
These days many of the appliances you buy brand new are rated as energy efficient. This means that if you have older appliances then you could be wasting more energy than needed. Why not look at replacing items like fridges and freezers which are always on with more energy efficient versions, you’ll be surprised at just how much you can save.
Look at the lighting you use in your home or business premises and see whether this can be improved. It can be worth switching all of your lighting to LED lighting because these tend to last longer and use less energy to power up. They can be slightly more expensive to buy initially but in the long run they’re definite money savers.
The chances are that electricity consumption is one of the biggest costs when it comes to running a home or business premises. Solar panels are installed onto a roof and use natural daylight which is converted and used to power homes – which is much cheaper than traditional electrical usage. On top of that a Feed in Tariff initiative organised by the government means you can sell back some of your unused electricity to them.
It should go without saying that in order to make sure that your home is as energy efficient as possible, you want to keep your wastage to a minimum. So many of us leave on appliances without thinking, don’t switch off lights in empty rooms and so much more. By being really energy aware and switching off appliances and lights when they are not needed you can really help to make sure you save as much as possible on your yearly electrical bills.