It is not hard to save money around the home if you put your mind to it and invest your savings wisely. Some of the best homes use very little energy because they use renewable sources to compliment the mains supplies, and feature much insulation.
We are going to take a look at some features you can include in your home that will cut your bills and make it more efficient than it is now. Even if you do not have much money to spend, you can make a difference. Here are some awesome ideas for you.
Prevent Heat Escape
If you add insulation to your home, you will not only prevent heat escaping, but it will help to keep the place cool in the summer. There are several ways you can add extra insulation to the home, here are some of them.
The biggest heat loss will be through the loft if you don’t insulate it. Here a few insulation ideas.
- Pay a contractor to blow a foam product onto the inside of the roof and between the joists. The foam has excellent insulation properties.
- The best way for those on a low budget is to buy insulation on a roll. You can buy as much as you can afford and keep adding to it over time. Put the insulation between the joists in the loft. You can add as many layers as you like; each one at ninety degrees to the one below.
- Insulation panels are easy to cut and wedge between the beams on the underside of the roof. As with the insulation on a roll, you can buy them when money is available.
Draughts are a serious problem, particularly in old properties. Cut them using products from your local DIY store. Use sealing strips for the doors and windows that work well.
Single glazed windows are not very efficient at preventing heat loss. You might not be able to afford new frames, but perhaps they are suitable for double glazed panels. Ask your local window fitters for advice; it could cost less than you think.
Use Efficient Heating And Air Conditioning
Your heating and cooling system might be ten or more years old. Modern units are much more efficient than the older models. You can reduce your fuel bills by replacing them. Look online for heating and cooling in Toronto, Quebec, or anywhere else. The engineers will survey your property and supply all the facts and figures you need to help you come to a decision. Maybe your existing systems simply need an overhaul. Seek expert advice.
Many countries around the world offer financial help to their citizens, so that they can make their homes efficient. The Green Deal in Britain, for example, offers to refund up to half of the cost of many improvements including insulation, new boiler, new windows, and much more. Do your research because there might be help out there for you.
I hope you found my ideas interesting and that you will take something to use in your own home. It is a project that is never complete; we can always find inventive ways to make our homes more efficient. Start your project now and see how much money you can save on your bills; you might be pleasantly surprised.