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How You Can Save Money by Turning Your House into an Eco-Home
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Posted on Friday, 5th September, 2014 at 12:28 PM 0 Comment

Do you too feel increasingly frustrated each time you see your water bill come through the door? Are your electricity bills gradually becoming more and more expensive each year? Well there are many things you can do to reduce your bills, and even get money back if you turn your home into an eco-home.

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It may sound harder than it actually is, but on the market today there are thousands of companies offering alternative ways to reduce your bills and help you save money over time on your electricity, gas and water bills. From home roof ventilation to solar panels and beyond, if you are thinking of something in your home that is using up too much energy, take a look at some of the alternatives on offer.

Use Less Energy Than You Currently Do

One of the best ways to save money around the home is to be more eco-friendly. This means using less energy that you actually need on a day to day basis. Make sure that lights are switched off, turn electrical items off at the plug socket and not leave them on standby is a good start. Using power in a smart way will help you to save money instantly, meaning more money in your pocket when your next bill arrives.

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Another great way to save money around the home is to look at all of the electrical items in your home and check their energy efficiency ratings. Efficiency ratings of A or A+ and higher are the most energy efficient and will reduce the energy demands in your home up to ten times that of the lowest rated electrical items over a long period of time.

Switch to LED Lighting

Lighting plays an important role in saving energy, and whilst it may be great to have 150w light bulbs in every room in your house if you enjoy a nice bright room, you should only use such higher powered bulbs if you really need to. Switch from incandescent bulbs to LED light bulbs to really save money. LED light bulbs are the most efficient bulbs currently on the market, and can actually save you a reasonably large amount of money over time.

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Install a Roof Ventilation System

Air conditioning is another household electrical system that uses up a lot of electricity when in use. Even the most energy efficient systems can still cost a lot of money to run for extended periods of time. This is where a new system comes in to help save you money in the long run. Home ventilation systems duct the hot air that is built up in your home and funnel it out of the roof to aid in cooling of your home.

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This new super energy efficient system of home roof ventilation ensures that your home, when cooled, stays cooler for longer and uses up less energy than a standard air conditioning and air cooling system overall. These new eco-friendly systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their high energy efficiency ratings as well as the money saved on electricity bills nationwide.

Think About Installing Solar Panels

Another great way to save money around the home is to install a solar panel, or solar array of several panels. Solar panels are used to capture the energy in sunlight and store it in an array of large batteries to use at a later time. With today’s modern solar panels, it is possible to store so much energy in a battery array that one can feed the energy back into the grid and have the electricity companies actually pay you money for doing so. How’s that for saving money on your bill!?

solar home

The overall rule of thumb for saving money around the home is to use less energy that you can by switching off lights and electrical items, swap out equipment for items that have a greater energy efficiency rating, as well as use alternative home cooling systems when possible. With a home full of energy saving equipment, home roof ventilation systems installed and a few solar panels, you will be ell on your way to creating a super energy-efficient eco home of the future.

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