Making your home more energy efficient makes sense. Not only will you save money but you will be doing your part to safeguard our planet’s valuable natural resources as well. To find the smartest ways to save energy around your home, read our guide below.
Insulate your home
The first method you can use to make your home more energy efficient is to add insulation to stop the air you have used energy to heat or cool from escaping. There are many locations in your home where you can add insulation to make it more energy efficient. One of these is the roof as around 25% of heat is lost in this location.
Insulating your walls is also a good idea, as it puts a barrier between your home and the exterior weather conditions, meaning it is much easier to maintain a consistent temperature inside without using more energy than is needed.
Lastly, it makes sense to insulate your floor. Indeed, by adding a layer of protection between your flooring surface and the ground you can not only save money on heating bills but make your home a much more comfortable place to spend time too!
Install an energy-efficient system like Daikin heating and cooling products
Another genius way you can make your home more energy efficient is to invest in a good quality heating and cooking system like the ones you can get from Daikin.
Daikin Heating and cooling products are well known for the accurate temperature control they offer, all without breaking the bank when it comes to energy usage and costs.
Find out more about the range of Daikin Heating and cooling products we offer here, including furnaces & air conditioning and their VRV systems which include zoning temperatures & comfort, increased, operational efficiency, more compact and quieter units, as well as the potential for expansion.
Sitting in the path of a draft can make even the coziest room feel cool and uninviting, encouraging householders to turn up the heating and use more energy. That is why it’s sensible to eliminate them wherever possible.
The good news is that getting rid of drafts in the home is much easier than it may seem. First of all, you will need to identify where the draft is coming from. You will usually find that it’s a gap in the seal of a window, wall, or fitting that allows the air to flow in from the outside.
Once you have identified the source of the draft you will need to plug it. One of the best ways to do this is to create a more effective seal around the entry site of the draft. You can use a variety of materials for this from filling paste to sealant.
Invest in energy-efficient lighting
Last of all, if you want your home to be more energy efficient then you will need to find lighting that requires the use of less energy to run. Happily, such lighting is now widely available in the form of LED lighting.
LED or Light Emitting Diode lights have a much higher lumen output than traditional lights. This means they can turn more energy (70%) into light, and so require much less energy to run.