The Best Energy Saving Tips for Your New Home
With electricity prices increasing, the burden will continue to fall on Australian families and homeowners. With no relief in sight, savvy homeowners are looking for ways they can slash their electrical bills without sacrificing their lifestyle.
Fortunately, with clever design, the right fixtures and some extra tips, being energy efficient and environmentally friendly is easy.
Sometimes the obvious step is the first one you should take. If you’re paying too much for electricity, do some research and look for a better deal. Go online or ring around for better quotes from different energy providers. You’ll be amazed at how much you can save by doing your homework.
Making the switch to energy-efficient light globes will be good for the climate and for your household bills. These compact fluorescent globes are more expensive than traditional incandescent globes but they are more energy efficient. Because they use less electricity, you can enjoy great yearly savings on your electricity. These are some of the best energy saving light globes on the market:
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
- Light emitting diodes (LED)
At McDonald Jones Homes, eco-friendliness and energy efficiency are at the forefront of our designs. When you build with us, you get the best lighting technology selected in consultation with our electrical experts.
A lot of the time, you are paying for electricity that is being used for no reason. One example is when people have the lights on during the day when the sun is shining. Rather than wasting precious energy, open your curtains and let the sun in. By turning off electrical appliances that don’t need to be on, people can cut their electricity use by about 33%.
At McDonald Jones Homes, our experts consider the orientation of your property when designing your home. Trust us to maximise comfortable sunlight during the day and minimise any light disruptions when it’s time to sleep.
Solar panel installations have increased over the last decade and for good reason. On average, solar panels can return between 2 and 4 times their cost in saved electricity bills. While they may take 7-15 years to completely pay off, your panels have the potential to supply your whole house with electricity.
Insulation batts keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. This can see a saving of up to 40% on electricity bills. If you are building or renovating, make sure your roof, ceiling, walls and floors are fitted with insulation batts. When you partner with McDonald Jones Homes, we take care of all the essentials for you, meaning you will enjoy a properly insulated and energy efficient home.
Use Power Boards
Power boards are energy saving outlets that can supply electricity to many appliances at once. These boards can handle all appliances and are surge protected, meaning you don’t have to worry about overloading.
These energy saving tips are all about making your dollar count. At McDonald Jones Homes, we ensure you get the most out of every aspect of your home building experience. To learn more about an energy efficient home and a stress-free building process, contact us today on 1300 555 382.