Reducing the amount of energy that’s used in the home will save money and your conscience will be clear knowing you’re doing what you can to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are the top proven ways to get started:
- Opt for a tankless water heater: a tankless water heater only heats up the water that will be used. Whereas, with a tank on most days you’ll probably heat up more water than is required. Furthermore, you’ll have the advantage of not needing to wait for a whole tank of water to heat up until there’s access to hot water.
- Low pressure shower heads: reducing the pressure at your shower head might not change your experience when showering, but it’s possible to make water savings of up to 40%.
- Solar panels: nowadays companies are offering to link up solar panels to all sort of electrical home components. This includes attic fans, light fixtures and even kitchen appliances. The upfront costs of having such systems installed might put an initial dent in your wallet, but over the long run you’ll save money via lower energy bills.
- Opt for LED’s: incandescent lights should be a thing of the past. Newer LEDs last considerably longer than incandescent lights. Since it’s estimated that around 11% of the household energy use is lights switching is a no-brainer.