How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Ecological products in the shopping cart, organic fabrics for clothing design, awareness campaigns for the correct selection of recyclable waste. There is a general trend towards sustainability, as a result of the alarms that sound due to the abuse that human actions have inflicted on the environment. In our home there are many changes that we can put into practice to join this trend and more specifically; energy efficiency. Here are some tips so that anyone, within their capabilities, can maximize their efficiency at home:

Know your consumption

The ignorance that we often share about our energy consumption is very common. Investing in a model in which the habitant of the household is the one who leads their consumption and the impact that energy has on their environment will increase energy efficiency.  For this reason, the first of tips is to track how much we consume and which appliances consume the most energy. This will help us discover our habits that are having a negative impact on our home’s energy efficiency.

Energy Friendly Windows and Doors

The appliances that have the highest impact on the environment are usually air conditioners and other temperature regulators. Having doors and windows that have been specifically designed to retain the heat in the home will greatly help the household’s energy efficiency. For example triple glazed windows are very popular with sustainable energy efficient homes as they retain temperatures more efficiently than conventional windows. Additionally, how many they will save you within a year fully outweigh the costs of installing triple glazed windows. That energy used to warm your home will also not be wasted.

Small changes that save a lot

It is possible to be more sustainable simply by applying small changes to our daily routine at home, as the experts point out. For example, in the case of the dishwasher, fill it to the maximum before putting it on and use short programs with low temperature. With respect to air conditioning, a device that generates great impact, it is encouraged having it programmed in the ‘eco’ mode to achieve extra savings and efficiency, as well as turning it off before bed, since as a general rule the temperature usually decreases at night . Using the washing machine with cold water and not leaving the chargers of the mobile devices plugged in when they are not being used are other changes that we can apply in favour of efficiency.

Opt for efficient systems

If you have to buy an appliance, the best alternative will always be to opt for those with lower energy consumption, something that can be seen on the energy efficiency label. If, on the contrary, you embark on a reform, the best and most profitable will be to choose lighting and heating systems that become efficient allies, such as thermostats, LED lights or other low consumption alternatives.

Use 100% renewable energy

According to survey data, households (with an average consumption of 3,258 kWh) that consume clean energy, avoid the emission of 1046 kg of CO2, which is equivalent to planting 336 holm oaks every year. Every day there are more households that are committed to focusing on sustainability and using renewable energy is a way of supporting the planet and having a positive impact on the environment.

Implication! Social commitment to change

The more house owners exercise their power of influence demanding sustainable electricity, the more producers will have to provide that clean energy, which will help to find a productive, profitable and sustainable system. On the other hand, energy is in the hands of the consumer, capable of promoting and supporting systems that are friendly to our natural environment.