5 Ways to a More Energy-Efficient Home

    Many people want to create a more energy-efficient home to reduce their carbon footprint. In the wake of global warming, it makes sense why so many people want to contribute to living green. These five ways to create a more energy-efficient home can really make a big difference.

    1. Solar Energy

    Solar energy panels could help you save money on energy bills in the long-term while also reducing the use of fossil fuels. This is done by harnessing the sun’s energy via an electric grid. You may also enjoy tax incentives in Australia if you install solar panels on your roof. It’s an energy-efficient solution

    2. Tankless Water Heaters

    Tankless water heaters generate hot water only when it is needed. They don’t produce ongoing standby energy, which can be a huge waste of electricity. Not only is this a great move for becoming more energy-efficient, but tankless water heaters tend to heat up quite quickly and are very convenient.

    3. Insulation

    If your heating or cooling costs are high, it might be because conditioned air is escaping through cracks or poorly insulated walls. Have a professional energy auditor visit your home to examine your insulation and fix any insulation problems you might have. The more insulated your home is, the more energy-efficient it will be.

    4. Efficient Appliances

    Dated appliances, especially showerheads and toilets, can kick up your water usage. Newer low-flow appliances consume significantly less water on a regular basis and can also increase the value of your home. Swapping out older appliances for more energy-efficient refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers can also be a great way to become more energy-efficient in your home.

    5. Change Your Habits

    More often than not, our habits are what really add to our carbon footprint. Only do laundry in completely full loads. Use convection ovens and microwaves in lieu of conventional ovens to save energy. Only keep lights on in rooms that are in use. All of these habits can create a more energy-efficient home.

    Heath Donald
    Heath Donald
    Founder of No Names Digital, Heath is a dynamic and innovative business strategist with the talent, experience and drive to recognise good ideas across a range of industries and transform them into market-busting offerings. With 25 years’ experience, Heath has a deep understanding of what it takes for a digital-age business to thrive, and a rare ability to energise the teams propelling those businesses into the future. Heath’s passion for creating and developing new ventures unlocks potential and yields high returns.

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