Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Essential Maintenance Works That Cut Your Energy Bills

Cutting down your energy bills is a priority for every homeowner – and rightly so, when you consider the constant
energy price increases! However, more often than not, energy-saving tips tend to go hand-in-hand with large-scale home
improvement projects and investments. You don’t just turn down your consumption with a snap of the fingers. Most modern
architects, for instance, recommend installing a solar panel onto your roof. While it’s a brilliant way of saving money by
generating partially your own energy, it doesn’t come for free. Other recommendations include changing your heating
systems for smart systems, which again is a significant investment. There is no denying that these solutions will make a big
difference, but what can you do when you don’t have the budget to finance them?


The answer is: You look for cost-effective solutions instead!




When you can’t get it warm
Do you love a warm shower? Everybody enjoys the feeling after a long and rainy day. But if your water heater is
becoming less efficient, you might be wasting too much energy to heat the water! There are also signs, such as
needing to wait for ages for the water to stop being cold, running out of warm water between showers. If you don’t do it for your
energy bills, you can still find plenty of excellent reasons to replace a water heater that is past its life expectancy. A water
heater needs to be changed every 7 to 10 years.


When the warm/cool air can’t circulate
When some rooms feel cold in winter – or too warm in summer – most homeowners assume that their heating or window is to
blame. In reality, this could be due to a variety of reasons. A room that doesn’t divide the space effectively through the position
of the furniture might disturb the temperature distribution. For instance, if you’re placing a large sofa directly in front of the heater,
it’s fair to say that the heat will not cross the room. Room remodeling can completely transform your home and your energy bills!
Give it a go by moving your furniture around. You might also want to work with a professional contractor to explore all solutions.


When the room looks cold no matter what
Sometimes a room feels too cold or too warm, and it has nothing to do with the actual temperature inside your home. When
your decor is not adequate, it can change the way people experience the room, and ultimately create the wrong sensation. For
instance, a minimalist decor is a trendy choice, but it can make your interior feel cold. You need to create layers and add vibrant
color to create warmth. In summer, while vibrant colors can bring a touch of freshness, as long as you opt for yellow, green and
orange shades. But simple, monochrome decors can work wonder when the sun is hot outside. And there you go: No need to
turn up the heating or the air con on when you can use visual cheats instead!


Simple and effective, that’s exactly the kind of maintenance work that can transform your home without breaking the bank.
A little transformation can cut down your energy bills significantly, so what are you waiting for?

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