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5 Ways to Create Energy-Efficient Homes
(Thursday, 05 October 2017) Written by greeniac10003
We all know that today itís all about going green. Homeowners are trying to make their homes more energy-efficient while large companies are aiming at reducing their carbon footprint as much as possible. This is the case because going green means that youíll be aiding in preserving the environment while reducing your expenses significantly. However, when it comes to making a home green, many people arenít really aware of all the things they can do in order to go energy efficient. Thatís why weíve composed a list of 5 ways for creating green homes everyone out there can benefit from.
 

Insulate your home properly


 
Youíll probably be surprised if weíve told you how much an average home spends on heating every winter. And these costs go even higher when a home isnít insulated properly. This is the case because poorly insulated homes let hot air escape and use more need more energy for heating. In order to avoid this, you should make sure you insulate your home properly. There are plenty of insulation materials you can go for, with fiberglass, mineral wool and cellulose being the most popular among them. You can choose to install insulation yourself or have experts do it for you.
 
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Consider getting solar panels


 
Many homeowners who want to make their home more energy efficient decide to install solar panels. In fact, according to recent reports, solar panel installation is skyrocketing in Australia, and it seems only more and more people will decide to go solar in the next couple of years. This may seem like quite a big investment, but considering how much money youíll save on your electricity bills, itís something you can simply never go wrong with. Moreover, you can think about getting a solar battery thatís going to store the energy your panels collect. By using this little thing, you can reduce your energy bill even up to $0.
 
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Go for CFLs


 
If you have standard incandescent bulbs in your home, youíre simply wasting a lot of energy. Today, there are CFLs which are much more energy efficient than traditional bulbs. Even though these little things tend to cost a bit more up front, they tend to last even up to 12 times longer than incandescent ones. Therefore, if you go for CFLs youíll be looking at saving a lot of money over time. If replacing all of your bulbs with CFLs doesnít fit your budget, you can change just a couple of them and it will still have a dramatic effect on how energy efficient your home is.
 
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Think about enhancing your windows


 
Old windows are another thing that can let hot air escape from your home during winter. Some older types of windows just arenít very energy efficient but this doesnít mean you need to replace them. Many Australian homeowners have decided not to replace these but simply enhance them for better energy efficiency by double glazing them. Luckily, this means there are so many Australian experts who can help you do the same. For example, if youíre looking for experts in double glazing from Perth, you should have no trouble finding local experts you can turn to.
 
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Install a tankless water heater


 
Today, there are water heaters that provide hot water on demand. This means they donít produce standby energy losses which are of course associated with traditional water heaters. Instead, when you turn on a hot water pipe, cold water starts traveling through the pipes and a gas burner or an electric element heats it. As a result, you have a constant supply of hot water and no amount of energy goes wasted. So, if you want to make your home more energy efficient, you should definitely think about turning to experts who can help you install your new tankless water heater.
 
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Homeowners around the world follow all of these ways when trying to go green. Do the same thing and youíll be guaranteed to see your home becoming less dependent on energy. Also, always try to find some new ways for making your home more energy efficient.

 


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