5 ways to reduce your household’s energy use
Reducing energy use in your home saves you money, conserves your energy and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy.
Energy efficiency can be achieved by fairly small and easy steps. Investing in a renewable energy source will save you money in the long run and is a sensible choice for the future. But there are also several things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, simply by adjusting your consumption habits.
Here’s 5 tips to save energy at home:
- Reduce your energy consumption in general
This really is the easiest and cheapest way of saving energy. Most of us use a lot more energy on a daily basis than we, quite frankly, need to. The average household could easily reduce their energy consumption by 30 percent.
Just by making a habit out of turning of all lights and electronics when it’s not in use, you can save hundreds of dollars in energy bills. In addition, you should unplug all appliances that are rarely used. This will also help increase your fire safety.
- Use energy-efficient lighting
This one is fairly easy and you only have to replace your incandescent light bulbs with LED bulbs. Over the last couple of years, the selection of energy-efficient LED bulbs have become both affordable and easy to find.
Energy-efficient lighting will not only reduce the use of power in your home by up to 75 %, but also save you money since the bulbs don’t have to be replaced as often. And don’t forget, turn off the lights every time you leave the room.
- Install water-efficient shower heads and appliances
Most of our water use comes from the shower. New high efficiency shower heads use less water than standard models – without sacrificing the performance. By installing one of these water-saving shower heads you will not only conserve water, but also save energy and reduce your water or energy bill.
The same goes for all other water appliances in your home. If you’re looking to replace your dishwashers or washing machine, you should look for products with the new Water Efficient Product Label. These appliances will help you save water, energy and money.
- Upgrade your heating system
If you’re experiencing that your heating system leaves your home cold or you use to much fuel, you might want to look into an upgrade. New heating boilers heat water more efficiently and use less gas or oil. Make sure the new heating system meets the regulations required – although most new condensing boilers are built to be energy efficient.
You can also save money and increase the comfort in your home by properly maintaining your heating equipment. Make sure your heating system is sufficiently insulated and air sealed and have the thermostat at a reasonable setting. Just by doing these simple adjustments you can lower your energy costs by 30 % – while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Install a smart house device
Installing a smart house device in your home will not only make your home safer and more comfortable, it can also help you save energy and money. Smart house automation allows you to only use energy when you need to.
With motion detection you can turn off the lights when you leave the room, adjust the thermostat according to the temperature outside or time of day and automatically turn off all electrical devices when they are not being used. This increases fire safety and makes sure your energy doesn’t go to waste.
Take one step further and invest in renewable energy
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As a supplier of renewable energy, Agva Kraft is committed to do their part in preventing the human-induced global warming. In addition to provide renewable energy, they also collaborate with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and their work to slow down climate change and stop the loss of biodiversity. No one can take full responsibility for global warming, but we can all do our share. One way of doing so is to switch to renewable energy in your home.
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