Your home is no exception to the advancement of technology in improving your lifestyle. Adopting home innovations, from advanced heating and cooling to energy efficient appliances, saves money, lowers energy consumption, and at the same time, reduces carbon footprint.
It’s time for an upgrade
Australia’s dry climate and latitude gives higher benefits and potential for solar energy production than other countries in the world. Over two million Australian households currently have a solar system on their rooftop. The government even introduced various solar rebates and incentives for households and small businesses.
Most households’ have switched to home automation. This internet-enabled, programmable thermostat will allow you to monitor and control your home’s heating and cooling remotely through a tablet or smartphone.
Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. Energy efficient windows, also known as energy saving windows, are designed to prevent the escape of hot and cold air from your home. Consider adding storm windows, caulking, and using window coverings too.
LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable and offer better light quality than other types of lighting. These bulbs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting.
Upgrading your home will require some upfront costs and require years before they justify the initial expense. Before making a major energy-saving investment, start with small and sustainable changes.
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