In Australia, all newly constructed homes are required to have a 6 star energy efficiency rating. However there are some smart home owners who are going beyond and creating homes which are completely sustainable. If you are keen on saving energy then you might want to speak with your builder regarding the site conditions and the local climate and whether they would enable you to build an energy efficient home. Doing so would be useful in the long run because it can help reduce energy use and also save upon the utility bills. There are certain home designs which include energy efficiency but you might also want to check out what other options are available for you. For this you might need to find a builder who has a reputation for designing green homes.
The following are a few things which you can incorporate in order to make your home more energy efficient.
Using energy efficient appliances
Whether you are buying a new air conditioner or heating system for your home you need to make sure that it is energy efficient. You can find out the efficiency of the appliances by taking a look at the number of energy stars that it has. The higher the energy star rating the more energy efficient it is going to be.
Using the proper light fixtures
It is best that you make use of energy efficient light bulbs. These can be found in a variety of styles and designs in the market and can also help you save on utility bills in the long run.
Insulation for your home
In order to make your home completely energy efficient you might also need to consider the kind of insulation that you would be using. Insulation is not only used to control the noise inside and outside your home but it is also essential if you want to keep the heating and the cooling well regulated.
Using sealing gaps
You may want to speak to your builder about space proofing your home in order to ensure that there are no leaks which would allow the hot or the cool air to escape.
Windows and ventilation
You can also increase the energy efficiency for your home by making use of double glazed or triple glazed windows. These can be made more efficient by covering them with curtains or blinds.
Proper ventilation is also necessary if you want to create a good air flow within your home. This is because it can help prevent the moisture from entering inside the building.
Using natural light
The use of natural light can help you save up on electricity bills because this way you would make use of the sunlight streaming inside your home and not switch on the bulbs
Although an expensive model might seem like the right investment, is it going to give you good value for your money in the long run and is a solar water heater a better choice.
Speak to Kline Homes, your trusted Gold Coast builder about creating an energy efficient home that will save you hundreds of dollars on electricity bills for years to come.