Simple tips such as turning of appliances (at the wall outlet) and lights when they are not being used can save hundreds of dollars a year as well as conserver a surprisingly large amount of energy.
Proper insulation in the roof and walls will help with heating and cooling, as will drawing heavy duty blinds on summer days and winter nights, as it will result in cooling in the summer and keeping the cold out on those chilly winter nights.
Fluorescent, halogen or led lighting instead of traditional light bulbs will help a lot as well having a climate controlled reverse cycle, low energy rating air conditioner.
Many appliances now have energy ratings clearly labelled on them so you can make the choice to use the greener, more environmentally friendly appliance. These include, dish washers, dryers, washing machines, stoves, fridges and air conditioners.
Surprisingly running your climate controlled, reverse cycle, air conditioner efficiently and maintaining a comfortable living temperature constantly, will ensure the air conditioner doesn’t need to work harder at different times and will use much, much less energy.
As the major focus of this blog suggests, replacing traditional grid energy sources with alternative energies such as solar and wind power will help slash thousands of dollars of your energy bills, conserve energy whilst maintaining the lifestyle you have become accustomed to.
Over the next few months we will bring you many more practical tips that you will be able to employ in your household to save money and conserve energy, in the meantime get started by using wind and solar power to help power your homes, Read More….