There are simple things you can do to reduce your energy consumption at home or in your workplace. This is highly desirable as power bills are constantly increasing, but it is also great for the environment. Make changes now, and you will reap the rewards in the future.
Insulate your building
Insulation can help reduce the need for heating and cooling, as a comfortable temperature can be easily maintained throughout all of the seasons. An easy way to insulate is to buy custom-made, high-quality curtains or blinds that prevent the harsh sun from beaming through your windows.
Turn off lights during the day
Save electricity by turning the lights off during the day, and allowing natural light to guide you instead. This change might take a while to get used to, but it will save you money and help the environment. If powered lighting is essential within your building, make the change to energy efficient globes.
Change your clothing
Wearing suitable clothing for the season can help you save money on power bills, and it is such a simple idea. In the workplace, encourage your employees to dress more casual if they prefer. This can mean forgoing the layered suit in the middle of summer, and wearing short sleeves or a smart singlet instead.
Awnings are a great way to extend your home or business premises so you take advantage of the natural environment. Awnings can cover outdoor areas so shade is provided, even in the peak of summer. Awnings can help with insulation and they are easily adjusted for different seasons. New designs on the market are highly attractive and also practical.
Ask for an energy audit
Many services offer a professional energy audit, that will advise you about the changes you can make in your home and or workplace to be more energy efficient. Supporting sustainability is easy when you have the right knowledge and skills to support you. If you are serious about your impact on the environment and saving money, this could be the perfect place to start.
Invest in energy efficient appliances
Energy efficient appliances are designed to reduce energy consumption, while still performing at their best. These can include almost everything you would use in a home – fridges, freezers, washing machines and televisions. If you are ready for a new appliance purchase, consider the positive effects of energy efficiency in the long term. Buying quality goods now, will reduce your energy bills in the future, and the initial investment will be worth it.
Call your local appliance experts for more information on 07 3630 1611.