Turning your house into an energy-efficient property is now a necessity rather than an option. The more efficient your house is, the more you will save on the costs of heating, cooling, and lighting the property. With the money you can save on energy bills, taking steps towards living a more energy-efficient life is a must.
The steps you need to take in order to turn your house into an energy-efficient property aren’t difficult to complete either. To help you get started, we are going to take a look at some of the things you can do right now.
There are some habits that aren’t necessarily energy-efficient, and these habits need to go. Keeping your phone plugged in or appliances on standby most of the time is among those habits you want to throw away starting today.
Even when on standby, appliances and other items connected to the electricity still draw a small amount of power. That small energy usage can easily turn into a substantial bump on your energy bill at the end of the month.
Changing other habits and routines will also help you be more energy-efficient. Washing your clothes at a lower temperature is a good start; going from 40° Celsius to 30° Celsius can save you a third of the energy you normally consume to run a cycle.
The same can be said for the way you set your heating as well as how you cook in the kitchen. Instead of leaving the heating on throughout the night, setting it off 30 minutes before you go to bed is something worth trying.
Speaking of saving on heating, there are also DIY heat recovery kits you can now install to conserve even more energy. Instead of letting the ventilation system throw away valuable energy, switch to a heat recovery ventilation system.
The kits are easy to install too. Most kits are designed as DIY kits, which means you only need the right tools to have them installed in your house. Kits like the Vent Axia HR100R are also notoriously affordable. The money you save on heating will eventually pay for the kit.
Another thing you can do to push your property’s energy efficiency further is looking into whether any heat is escaping. Cracks or gaps on your windows and that small opening on the door are how hot and cool air escape the house.
As we get closer to winter, there is no better time to invest in better windows and doors than today. While you are at it, look into better insulation for the property as a whole. A quick inspection can reveal areas where more insulation is needed, allowing you to act accordingly.
These are only some of the steps you can take to be energy-efficient around the house. There are still more things you can do to conserve energy. The more steps you take, the less energy you will also use around the house, and the more money you will save at the end of every month.