If your home is not a recent construction, you should consider renovating or updating it. It’s for your family’s safety and it allows you to spend a lot less on bills. Updating your home is a must. It does seem that the world’s weather is not exactly improving, we all know about New Orleans and the terrible floods, and the terrible Japan earthquake that started that huge tidal wave that washed half of their shores away, there were billions of dollars to be spent in rebuilding and house renovations after the floods. So let’s help the planet and ourselves.
Most of these climate problems could be down to global warming, but there are many different trains of thought on this subject, but as intelligent beings we should not kill the planet we live on, or at least we should try and live more in harmony with it, by using less electricity or by burning less fuel to heat our homes in the winter. Luckily for both our problems, today’s technology gives us many tools to be able to confront the problem.
- Install some solar panels
Consider installing some solar panels on your roof, or if you have a large piece of terrain, you could dedicate some of it to install some solar panels on it. They will allow you to not have to pay any more electric bills and even better, you can even sell the excess energy that you don’t use, so you could even be making money.
- Change your bulbs
Most people don’t think that light bulbs use that much energy, but if you compare a normal sixty watt light bulb to a high efficiency led sixty watt similar “bulb”, the energy that the led uses in one year is the amount that your normal bulb uses in 2 minutes. Multiply that around your house, and see how much you will save. They are worth the investment, because they don’t break as quickly as the common bulb!
- Change your insulation
Changing your house’s insulation will allow you to spend loads less on the heating, and another interesting thing to do, if you have the budget, is to make your windows bigger, this will allow more light in the house so you will use less electricity, and need less heating in winter. If your budget allows it, update your heating systems, there are loads of interesting new boilers to choose from, and you can find an easy deal by simply looking on the net.