3 Ways to Improve Home Energy Consumption

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More people are becoming conscious about how important it is to save energy and reduce waste that negatively affects the environment. You do not have to be a multibillionaire who donates millions of dollars to organisations; you can do your part in small ways, starting at home.

Adam Tulloch and other electricians in Wellington cite the following ways to conserve energy and do your part in protecting the planet.

Proper Insulation

Poor insulation of ceilings and roofs result in a high and inefficient consumption of power. You need to assess the insulation of these parts of your home to determine if it needs repairs, replacement, or improvement.

Install air sealants to draught-proof your house and improve energy efficiency. Crawl spaces under and around doors and windows will negate some of the benefits of proper insulation. Use draught excluders or seals to keep cold or hot air out and keep the temperature of your home at the level you want.

Unplug Idle Appliances and Electronics

Standby power, or vampire power, is a term used for appliances and electronics that consume energy even if you do not use them. These items ‘suck’ energy because you kept them plugged. Make it a point to unplug fans, air conditioners, computers, and tablets if you’re not using them.

The Right Type of Lights

Certain types of light consume more electricity than others, reducing the energy efficiency of your home. One of the types to consider is LED bulbs. According to experts, these use approximately 75% less electricity compared to their incandescent counterparts.

Improve Wiring

The wires in your home may be the cause of poor energy consumption and distribution. Have the wiring checked and assessed to determine the cause of the inefficient use of electricity. If an electrician finds problems, have them repair, replace, or improve it.

These are some of the ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Implement these to reduce your bill and do your part in conserving and protecting the environment.