Energy Efficiency is a key factor home buyers are looking for when selecting a potential property. There are multiple ways you can make your home more energy efficient, which in turn is better for the planet, and can save you money.
Here are our Top 8 Ways to make your house more energy efficient.
LED lights are highly energy-efficient and can be used to replace regular light bulbs. They use 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer. LED lights can operate in all conditions, emit no emissions or heat, and still provide dimming capabilities. Therefore, not only are they energy efficient, but are a money-saving technology.
Solar Panels convert sunlight into energy that can be used as electricity in your house. Installing solar panels on your roof can help you save money on bills, but also is better for the environment. There are lots of solar-powered devices such as garden and wall lights, which can be installed to help save electricity.
There are many smart devices for thermostats, light switches, plugs, taps, and showers that can control the energy output in your home, making your home more efficient.
Installing double-glazed windows in your property can help make your home more efficient by saving energy. 18% of heat is lost from windows, double glazing reduces this. Although a more expensive method, it is guaranteed to ensure energy efficiency.
Select appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, televisions, etc that are more energy efficient. Switch up tumble dryers and hang the washing up outside on warm, or dry days, or purchase a heating drying rail: these are much cheaper to buy and run compared to tumble dryers.
Door draft excluders are an easy and cheap way to ensure heating energy is not being wasted.
Insulating your walls, roof, and floors is the best way to keep the heat in your property. Effectively doing so makes sure no money is wasted on heating.
Toilets, taps, and showers can be installed with Low-Pressure settings. This allows you to use said utilities without worrying about wasting water; saving money on water bills, and being kinder to the planet.
During the cost-of-living crisis, having bills that fluctuate massively is a concern for many people. Making sure your home is energy-efficient can help to save you money. Here are some resources that show you more ways to save money on energy.