Are You Saved?: Energy Solutions

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by in House and Home

Everybody has a unique home life, it doesn’t matter what your house is like, there is something that we all have in common when it comes to living at home: saving money on the bills. Moving in to a new house is very exciting, but it calls into consideration a list of responsibilities that should not be taken lightly. Energy bills are chief among them and without proper guidance on how to save money on energy, you may find yourself having to move home for less exciting reasons. I would like to offer you some cheap, simple, but effective ways to go about protecting your house from energy loss, and hopefully expose some handy tricks…

Lights, Fire and Film

‘The bulb’s gone again!’

Switching off the lights before bed is a given, but what about during the day? Buying incandescent lights will cost you a lot more than CFL or LED lights, fact. To run over 50k hours of light, you would need approx. 40 incandescent bulbs, and for the same amount you would need about 4-5 CFL bulbs, or 1 LED. They are initially more expensive yes, but in the long run you will be saving yourself a great deal.

‘Turn the heating up would you please?’

The next big contender for energy is also an extremely dangerous risk factor that can easily go unnoticed in your home, the fire place. After several years of use, the fireplace in my parent’s home was replaced. It was an old ‘gas and click’ thing they had fitted when they first bought the place, and on the day we pulled the old one out, we found newspaper stuffed up the chimney as a crude method for insulation. The carbon monoxide emissions had nowhere to go and had been slowly filling our lounge for years. They had a bioethanol fireplace from Smart Fire UK replace the old one immediately after this alarming revelation, and have been saving energy (not to mention oxygen) ever since.

‘Can someone close the window?’

Finally, a concept that, when I first heard it last year, prompted a geek shriek of joy at the wonders of modern science: energy film. Nanoparticle technology has been implemented into a stick-on film that drastically reduces heat loss during winter, and filters out harmful UV rays in the summer. Click on the link provided for more information on energy film, it’s a very straight forward premise with some exceptionally clever design behind it.

For even more ways to save money on your energy bills, visit this wiki page. If you haven’t made any improvements to your home to save energy, I can tell you now that you will be losing money for something that can be very easily fixed thanks to new developments in science. Being green is no longer a trend; it’s become a necessity for us all.

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