We all want so save money and help the environment so why not start now? Did you know that by making your home more energy efficient you could do both? Making your home more energy efficient should be your priority when it comes to the house maintenance. This will not only lower your carbon footprint but it will lower the impact of your energy bills on your wallet. You don’t need to do big changes around your home to make it energy efficient. Making few little changes can make a huge difference. You don’t need to call professional to make these changes, you can do this home improvements yourself. Consider them as behavioural changes because you will need to change your behaviour while you are changing your home. These changes won’t even take too much of your time, after some time all of these things will come naturally to you.
Did you know that you could employ water butts for gardening to save water?
The average UK and Irish rooftop collects 85,000 litres of water a year, so you could use it to water your garden or wash your car. This is excellent environment friendly solution that will help you to stop wasting water in your home and to save money. When it comes to the waste of the water, another great idea is to install an energy-efficient showerhead. Did you know that family of four can save around €200 a year in bills by using less water and gas? Energy – efficient showerhead can help you make this happen. You should also heat only the rooms you require and set the heating and hot water to come on only when required. Turning your thermostat down one degree Celsius can cut 10% off your heating bills. Read this interesting infographic for more excellent advices.