Builder in Hermanus:  energy saving tips for your house

Builder in Hermanus:  energy saving tips for your house

Saving energy is not only good for the environment, it is also good for your household finances! Here are some of my top tips:

  • Install double glazed windows ~ this is also an added security measure as they are a lot harder to break
  • Fit energy saving light bulbs
  • Switch off or unplug phone chargers when not in use
  • Do not leave TV sets and other electrical appliances on standby
  • If you have a heating thermostat or under floor heating, turn this down a degree or two
  • Ensure that your attic or loft is well insulated
  • Check doors and windows for draughts and if necessary fit draught excluders
  • Insulate or lag your hot water tank with a suitable jacket
  • Re-set your geyser to a slightly lower temperature
  • Switch lights off as you leave a room
  • Do not overfill your kettle
  • Only put on dishwashers and washing machines when they are full
  • Try to use solar powered external lighting
  • If you can, install solar panels on the roof

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