With simple updates and the latest in renewable technology making its way into our lives, going eco-friendly in the home has never been easier. If you want to start the new year with a green transformation, knowing where to start can be somewhat confusing. Not to worry, we have some basic areas to help get you started.
Make your home Eco-Friendly with Energy Efficiency Technology
One of the simplest ways for you to make an eco-friendly move in the new year is to begin by switching your bulbs! Not only will energy-efficient lighting help the environment, but it will keep the bills down as less energy will be used to brighten up each room. You may also want to consider moving your switches to areas where they are more practical to switch off. For example, a light near the bed may motivate you to switch it off sooner at the end of the night. Having a switch at the top and bottom of the stairs may also help to keep the lights out when not in use.
Water-saving taps are a great way to upgrade any room in the home with a basin. They are cost-effective as they do just what they claim to; they save water! As a result, your bills are sure to go down. You could save yourself a pretty penny over the space of a single year. You could also consider installing a water-saving showerhead, toilet and even a bath water diverter. A bath water diverter will send used water straight to a water butt for garden use.
A new boiler is almost guaranteed to save you money on your energy bills. It will also have a positive impact on your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) should you decide to sell your home in the future. No matter how old your boiler is, make sure it is serviced on an annual basis. This will help prove to potential buyers that it is well-maintained. It will also help to avoid costly breakdowns as you will see potential damage before it physically occurs.
It may be a good idea to consider having your walls insulated. If your home has cavity walls, ask your energy supplier if they offer cavity wall insulation, as well as loft insulation, for free or at a reduced rate. With non-cavity walls, you may want to consider retrofitting with insulated panels. When carried out externally, this will be less intrusive. As the walls are rendered to complete the work, it also provides you exterior with a brand-new look.
Solar panels do a wonderful job of reducing your energy bills, but when fitted in the wrong way, the value of your property can sometimes go down. This is why it is important to position them carefully. However, they are still a great way to keep the bills down as well as use a better alternative to bring energy to your home!
Talk to ABM
Making these switches in your home can make a huge difference to the amount of energy you will use. Of course, finding the right product to do the job can sometimes be overwhelming, especially with so many choices out there. This is where ABM Electrical can help. Our team of experts can assist with any queries for your electrical project, from lamps and bulbs to smart tech and switches. Get in touch to speak to a member of our team.