Whether you’re constructing a new home or remodelling or upgrading your existing one, it’s a good idea to get some energy-efficient features installed on your property. Electrical bills can run high in both the winter and summer months because you may use heating and cooling systems, hot water systems, indoor and outdoor lights right round the year. While most of these things help add to our comfort levels, we do end up paying a very a hefty utility bill at the end of the month.
The one way to curb this is to opt for various energy-efficient solutions such as LED bulbs, sensor lighting,-efficient shower heads and more. While all of these are important things, increasing the broader energy-efficiency of your home involves a number of other things too, such as:
- Proper home insulation
It’s important to insulate the topmost floor in your home as that reduces the amount of heat entering from the roof in the summer months. In the winter months, the insulation helps trap the warm air indoors. You can use various insulation options such a reflective foil, glass fibre batts and loose fill etc. The heat build-up in your ceiling cavity can be reduced even further by installing a good whirly bird on the roof.
- Cross ventilation is important
Many people make it a point to keep windows and internal doors or even the balcony, porch and patio doors open at least for some time during the course of the day and this helps cool the house to a certain degree during the summer months. If you are building your home, make it a point to discuss the possibility of cross-ventilation solutions with your builder. The different aspects you can incorporate are higher ceilings, wider hallways and properly positioned doors and windows; you can also include sliding stacker doors and bi-folds that help in air circulation.
As mentioned earlier add LED light fittings as these provide 80% more energy-efficiency than regular bulbs. It’s also a good idea to add more shutters, shades and blinds on windows on the western face of your home’s structure. Use electrical appliances & devices on your property more responsibly; as they account for about 20% of your energy bills. Purchase energy-rated home appliances as they consume much less energy than the standard ones. Install sensor lights that will get switched on and off only when someone enters or exits the room.
Contact the electrical experts
If you want any more ideas and solutions that will improve the energy-efficiency of your home, you can call the experts at Quick Connect Electrical . We can provide you the type of energy-efficient electrical solutions you need. To check if we serve your area, just enter your pin code in the box on the right of the page. See what our customers are saying about our company & services. For an emergency electrician in Sydney, any time of the day or night, call us at this number- 1300 725 894.
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