“I can’t change the world, but I can change the world in me.”
Living in a time where technology is dominating everything around us is not easy. People have forgotten to go green. Yet climate change is the new buzz word. Here lies the context of the quote that is mentioned above.
This blog aims to help those people who want to make simple changes on their part yet don’t know exactly how to do it.
Well, you can get started with your home. Building a house that meets the standard of energy efficiency in Perth is something that you can do to make the world a better place to live in. As well as doing something for the environment, your energy bills will be severely reduced and you will live in a far more comfortable home, with comfortable temperatures year round.
Here’s how you can take a step ahead and save on energy consumption.
Take a look.
Start with Changing the Lightbulbs
Studies have pointed out that it is those nasty energy-consuming light bulbs all around your house that blocks your way. Switch your choice to CFL bulbs that do not only consume less energy but also lasts longer than any of the regular bulbs. Also, you will be able to witness a brighter ambience around you than before.
Work on the windows
Windows that are facing west or east would benefit from tinting which is an easy retrofit solution. Also, external shading such as awnings and blinds greatly help to reduce heating from the summer sun.
Don’t keep the appliances switched on for longer than necessary
Do you often switch on your TV and then forget to switch it off when you get busy in the kitchen? Are other appliances left plugged in or on? Change your habits and switch off what is not required.
Habits go hand in hand with energy efficient design. A very energy efficient home can become very inefficient if airconditioning if left on unnecessarily if windows are not opened at appropriate times to facilitate cooling, if curtains are not drawn to keep the heat out in summer or the warmth in on a winter evening.
Solar Panels are the future
If you consider the trend of energy efficiency all over the world today, you will soon realise that solar panels are the future. Switching to alternative power resources may seem to appear expensive at the initial stage.
However, over the time the benefits it will offer are countless. Energy bills are greatly reduced. With the right system for you, payback is between 3 and 4 years.
In the near future, battery technology will be such that it becomes viable to install along with solar panels.
The sooner you choose to go green, the sooner you reap the benefits.