How would I make my home more energy efficient?

  • Use Tankless or instantaneous water heaters as they deliver hot water just when it’s needed. They don’t have the same standby energy losses as standard storage water heaters, so they’ll save you money on your utility bills. Without a storage tank, tankless water heaters heat water directly. Cold water passes through a pipe into the unit when a hot water tap is switched on.
  • Lighting accounts for 11% of a typical household’s energy budget. Traditional incandescent lights only convert about 10% of the energy they consume into light, with the remainder being converted to heat. New lighting technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can cut lighting energy use by 50% to 75%.
  • One of the most cost-effective methods to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient is to seal and insulate it, which you can do yourself. A house that is well-sealed can increase comfort and indoor air quality while also lowering utility expenditures.
  • Refrigerators and freezers should not be placed near the stove, dishwasher, or heat vents and should be kept out of direct sunlight. They will have to use more energy to stay calm if they are exposed to hot locations. When they are not in use, computers should be turned off. Likewise, computer monitors should be turned off if they must be left unattended.