Making your home energy-efficient is both cost effective and great for the environment too so it isnot surprising that more and more people are switching to greener options especially since it is economically sustainable. Here are a few small things you can look into in order to become more energy-efficient:
The colours used outside your home
Painting all the exterior walls a lighter colour will reflect heat thus reducing the heat inside the house. And if you live in a colder climate then paint your walls a darker colour in order to keep the heat in the house.
The air leaks from the gaps around a door are a primary source of a space not heating up or cooling fast enough (or a room not being able to retain that warm or cool air). Meaning that you will be cooling and heating the room more than necessary thus adding to the increase in your electricity expenditures. To fix this you can add door sweeps under the door or some kind of rubber or silicone mould to the side of the door in order to prevent the air from leaking out. Also remember to get proper electrical services Perth advice with regards to your heater or air-conditioning unit before buying it so that you know which one works best with the least amount of energy being spent to power it.
Skylights are brilliant because firstly they are a beautiful feature to have in one’s home since you can gaze at the sky from inside your home and secondly because it actually improves the lighting, ventilation and heating in your home.
If you live in a warm climate you need roofs that will keep you cool and not raise the temperature inside the house. And for this, you need a reflective material to be installed. With a reflective roof there will be less need for air-conditioning (which would only contribute to the effects global warming with its usage). Build high roofs that allow the air to circulate because low ceilings can make you feel suffocated due to how quickly these ceilings can heat up the room.
Check the energy-efficiency rating of the fixtures you buy because the higher the rating the higher the amount you save. In fact, it is not just your home that should be energy efficient even your place of work can be sustainable if the person in charge took care of something as simple as light fixtures. Although for that industrial electrical contractors Perth will need to be hired in order to get the job done. Still you must push for greener fixtures both at home and at your place of work. These are just a few ways by which to make your home more energy-efficient and if you follow them it will make you feel good to be doing your part to protect the planet from the harm you might have caused had your home not been energy-efficient.