Energy efficiency is something that a growing number of people are now concerned about. The burning of fossil fuels has a detrimental effect on the environment and so it’s up to each individual to reduce their carbon footprint.
If you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient then below are some of the best ways to achieve this.
Investing in low-energy lighting is one of the most practical and affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. Although old-fashioned incandescent bulbs have been slowly phased out in the UK since 2009 due to EU regulations, it’s still possible to buy them and many people are still using them, despite how much energy they waste (95% is turned into heat rather than light).
As well as investing in low-energy lighting for your house itself you should also look into energy efficient lighting solutions for your garage and garden.
Many people now work from home and if you’re one of them then you will want to make your home office as energy efficient as possible. One of the best ways to make your home office more energy efficient is by switching your computer off when you’re not using it. A lot of people develop a habit of simply leaving their computer on at all times. This obviously wastes a huge amount of energy.
Often when people think of how to make their home more energy efficient, solar panels are the first thing that come to mind. Having solar panels installed is a great way to save money on your heating and electricity bills. They will also make your home much more environmentally friendly since all the power that’s generated comes from the sun.
Managing the use of water
Water is essential for any home but many people are very wasteful when it comes to the use of water. Taking small steps such as turning the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth or taking shorter showers can help to save a substantial amount of water.
It’s also possible to use eco fittings than enable the re-use of rain water.