Energy Efficient Homes- Beneficial For the Environment And Owners!

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Posted on by Conor MacGuire

In the scientific era today, people are really concerned to save energy in every possible manner. And this is the need of the hour. Energy is being consumed today at staggeringly high rate and it is becoming uncontrollable. For example, people today prefer using motorized vehicles even for covering the shorter distances, which would rather take hardly ten to fifteen minutes on foot or a bicycle. The next super example is wastage of electric energy for charging cell phones or laptops for hours even after they get fully charged.

The survey conducted by EPA confirms that the average household spends about $2,200 on their energy bills every year. Even the government of different countries seems to be worried for the same issue and thus, they have come forth with attractive plans which greatly inspire the citizens to save energy. Hence, here are some true and tried practices which would surely help you in increasing the energy performance of your house:

#1 Initiate with the Proper Orientation of Your House

Going blindly with the ideas of using energy saving appliances, recycled-content products, etc should not be your start. The first and foremost thing to be taken care of is the position and the structure of the building. The optimum site orientation gives you a great start for energy savings. The factors may include the benefits of daylight, for example, an appropriately sited house will steer clear of the solar heat gain and hence, reduces the mechanical cooling in hot summers.

#2 Installation of a Radiant Barrier

Once your house is sited properly, it is the right time to keep out the sun’s heat. Thus, installing a radiant barrier on the roof deck or attic floor will be a brilliant idea. Moreover, a radiant barrier is helpful in both winters and summers. It helps to reduce the summer heat gain, which further trim down the use of air conditioners and thereby saves money. And for the chilly winters a radiant barrier lessens the indoor heat losses and keeps your place warm.

An amazing and helpful video to watch out called “How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient”

#3 A Properly Air-Seal Structure

It is one of the major factors to be considered for prevention of unwanted air infiltration. It can be done with various methods for example, with diligent house wrap application or the other option is the usage of spray foam insulation. All these methods prevent the random air movement through the building and minimize the air leakage.

From years, in schools and colleges we have been made to learn about clean and green energy. All these efforts were made to educate the young generation about the importance of energy, which seems to be fruitful today. Unlike green, increasing energy efficiency is something very interesting and especially for the home buyers.  Hence, putting all the efforts together it is the correct time to make sure that we not only save energy, but make its usage efficient.

Government also running various schemes for energy efficient home specially in UK like Green Deal Cashback Scheme and many other ones but before doing all this you need to done energy assessment of your home which will contain a green deal advice report to show which portion of your home needs improvisation in energy efficiency with the help of green deal assessor. After doing all this you can claim green deal cashback.

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