Achieving a More Efficient Home for Winter

Achieving a More Efficient Home for Winter

We’re all trying to save money at the moment, but perhaps the best way to do this is get a more efficient home.

We spend so much money on our homes to keep them running, and to keep them looking presentable. But I’m always trying to find ways of making that money stretch further. The best way to do this is get a more efficient home.

By making your home more efficient, you can make your gas and electricity go further, and maybe even bring the price of your bills down.

 

Up the Insulation

You might have your heating on full blast to heat your home. But if you have poor quality insulation, you might as well be throwing your money out of the window.

Solid wall insulation is an excellent way to get a more efficient home, but without causing to much havoc (and mess). There are loads of types of insulation, so do your research and find out which will be best for you.

You’ll need to have your heating on for less as your home will be better at retaining the heat it’s got.

 

Unplug

Cables that are plugged in, but not actually being used, make up for 10% of your annual energy bill. This includes phone chargers, TV cables, laptop chargers, etc.

If your devices aren’t charging, but you’ve left the socket on, the cables will still draw electricity. So flick the switch, make sure your plug sockets are off, and try to save yourself some money.

 

Consider Going Solar

So currently solar panels aren’t the nicest looking. And although we know we should be trying to save the planet, we do also worry too much about things looking nice.

However, I recently read an article about a new solar panel that looks just like glass. This could change our planet. Imagine all those skyscrapers in London being made out of solar glass?

Think what it could do for your home if all your windows were made of it. The results are earth changing.

 

Go Eco

This one isn’t specifically to do with your home, but it is absolutely to do with making the time we spend on a computer more efficient.

How many times a day do you use your home computer? How many times a day do you use a search engine like Google to search for something? You should consider switching to Ecosia.org.

Ecosia is a search engine, just like Google, only for every 45 searches you perform, Ecosia plant a tree. People have helped them to plant 30 million trees since they began.

Ecosia announced that if as many people use them as Google, they could end deforestation, and even take enough CO2 out of the air to mitigate the effects of global climate change. So switch to Ecosia. It’s something you can do at home to make a big impact on the planet.

 

 

There are tonnes of other ways to get a more efficient home, but these are an excellent starting point.

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