Turn your home into a sustainable one
As energy bills are not going to decrease in the coming years, it is worth thinking of ways and means to make your home more sustainable and, hence, save energy. Here are a few tips that will help you save money.
4 tips to make your home more energy efficient
1. SWITCHING EVERYTHING OFF?
When you go out the door it is always a good idea to have a quick look around because switching off lights etc. is not something children and teenagers excel at. Son or daughter spends ages in the bathroom with the heating turned up high and happily goes out the door with the heat blazing. By making sure that everything is switched off or at least in standby mode you can already save yourself a packet.
2. INSULATION PAYS OFF!
Sustainable living starts with you, by becoming aware of how you can become more energy efficient. Aside from that, you have a number of structural choices. Insulating your roof, floor and walls pays off because you'll keep the heat in, reducing your energy consumption in the process.
3. HOW ABOUT A CONDENSING BOILER?
Old boilers that were fitted more than 15 years ago use an awful lot of energy. These days people tend to switch to a condensing boiler if their boiler needs replacing because these boilers recover the heat that is present in the flue gasses, which simply goes to waste in the traditional boilers. A second major advantage of a condensing boiler is that the burner automatically adjusts to heat demand. The lower the heat demand, the lower the output.
4. SUSTAINABLE THANKS TO RAINWATER
Sustainability is often associated with energy efficiency. You are not far wrong, but is about more than that.Sustainability also means thinking of how we use mains water if there is no real need for it. To water your garden and flush your toilets, rainwater from a tank is a perfectly good alternative. At any rate, a rainwater tank is now a requirement for all new builds.