10 energy saving hacks for your home

NOV 24, 2017 AT 07:27 AM

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9.Take advantage of free loft insulation

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When hot air in your house rises, as much as 25% of the heat ends up being lost in your loft space. Older buildings that have insulation in them may fare even worse because they lack the recommended levels. Loft insulations can save you up to 19% on your energy bill.

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During winter and fall months, your house can get cold, forcing you to turn up your heater. The more hours and days, you turn it up, the higher your energy bill – but you cannot live without the heat. During other days, most consumption is due to things like the refrigerator and microwave, but you really cannot eliminate these items from your home.

10.Install solar panels in your home and use energy-efficient bulbs

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In this age of environmental conservation, there is a lot of sensitization on using clean energy sources, for example solar and wind power. When you have solar panels installed on your house, it can save you as much as 30% on your energy bills. It does not hurt that you protect the environment as well.

Replacing old halogen and incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs can save power because they last longer. You can apply to change them for free or at some cost.

During winter and fall months, your house can get cold, forcing you to turn up your heater. The more hours and days, you turn it up, the higher your energy bill – but you cannot live without the heat. During other days, most consumption is due to things like the refrigerator and microwave, but you really cannot eliminate these items from your home.