Living in a house that consumes a lot of energy? Apart from wasting or underutilizing the resources, it will burn a hole in your pocket too. Here are some quick tips to help your home become more energy efficient.
Insulation – Insulating your home is the very first and basic step in saving energy. When your walls are well insulated, it will retain the heat inside, hence conserves energy. Similarly, during summer, it will retain the temperature inside and prevent it from getting too warm quickly.
When your insulation is not to the mark, start with one at a time. Start with your doors if budget is a constraint as these will cost you lesser than insulating the walls. Next, go for your windows. I love my new double glazed windows, they ensure all the rooms are of the right temperature and feel cozy on a winter day.
However, if you have the budget and want the best effect, insulate your walls. Though windows and doors let the breeze in and change the temperature, the majority of your house are walls. Having them insulated will solve your problem to a great extent and reduce your energy consumption drastically.
Solar Panels – Solar panels are another energy-saving initiative that is catching up fast with all homeowners. Though the investment required is large, both in terms of money and space, it is very beneficial in the long run.
With energy costs increasing by the year, using the sun’s energy for free will help you save a considerable amount of money every year. You can install solar panels on your terrace or in an open space. Ensure there is no obstruction and the sun’s rays are caught well. the light generated from solar energy will be slightly lower than what is generated otherwise, but there will be no power cuts or voltage fluctuations.