Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 Best Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

We are undoubtedly living in an era of innovation, information, and technology. Today we can achieve pretty much everything we can imagine. With all of this innovation and technology thing going in the world right now, have you ever wondered why am I not living a greener, more energy-efficient life?

    An energy-efficient home saves you thousands of dollars in electricity bills, but more importantly, it helps you play your part to lessen the global warming phenomena. That’s why today we bring to you the best possible ways to make your home more energy-efficient.

      Keep A Check On Your Thermostat:

    The thermostat helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. While using the AC or Heater may be necessary when you're at home, make sure you adjust the temperature when leaving the home. This can save a lot of energy and can reduce your electricity bill significantly.

Save Water:

        Today many areas suffer from severe water shortages, and if we continue to waste water at the same pace, we might end up worsening this water shortage issue.

    Surveys suggest that with a little bit of modification in our daily habits, we can save the water from waste. Use low-flow showerheads while bathing, turn off the tap while brushing and run your washer with a full load of laundry. These minimal changes can make a huge impact.

Use Better Lights:

    By better, we mean more energy-efficient and economical bulbs and other lighting options. Use LED bulbs, they might look pricy at first, but think about how much they can save you in the long run (by consuming less energy). Throw away your old incandescent bulbs and choose the greener options.

Unplug The Electronics:

    Never forget to unplug the electronics (your DVD player, TV, mobile charger, etc.) when not in use. Because plugged electronics continue using energy even after you switch them off.

    Plugged electronics are called energy vampires; all of them collectively can make up to 10% of your total energy bill.

Solar Panels:

    This one is a bit different from the above-mentioned steps because this will need a considerable investment of both your money and space. Solar panels can easily reduce your electricity bills to half or even less by using the renewable energy of the sun.

    Some areas even provide tax cuts to the people trying to go green. But you have to talk to a a professional first to help you choose the best size and model for your home.

Buy Energy-Efficient Products:

    There are many efficient appliances in the market today that can save you thousands on your electricity bill in the long run. Buy TVs, refrigerators, Air Conditioners, etc. No need to buy them all at once, but gradually replace your old, less energy-efficient appliances with the more efficient ones.

Use A Laptop:

   According to several studies, laptops are shown to use 80% less energy than a desktop computer on a monthly basis. And since most of us use our computers daily and quite intensively too, we highly recommend replacing your old desktop computer with a laptop.

There are many more ways to save on your energy bill but these seven have proven to be the best we've found to give you the energy savings that can make a big difference. Please comment below to share what you've done to save energy and maybe we can help make this world a better place for everyone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very useful information!