It seems energy efficiency is the hot topic of the year. Well, for the past five years really. And it’s not just homeowners. We all want to know how we can save money on our power bills.

Energy is one of those things that keep creeping up in price, but there are things that you can do to bring the power back into your hands.

Create an energy efficient home

Energy efficiency is something everyone can take part in. Here are 10 tips to make your home greener.

  • Switch to LED lights

LED lights can last up to 12 times longer than traditional bulbs. This can dramatically affect your overall usage of energy.

  • Look for energy efficient appliances

Your appliances can chew up a lot of power. Think about replacing that old TV or fridge.

  • Don’t overuse appliances

Do you really need that second fridge on outside?

  • Think about solar power

Solar panels are a great investment – both now, by saving you money, and in the future, by adding value to your home.

  • Schedule an energy audit

Get a professional team to come into your home and audit your entire system and how you live. There could be things that you are doing that’s costing you.

  • Plant some trees

Trees are a natural source of shade during the summer, plus, they look great.

  • Switch off gadgets

Are you using your computer right now? If not, turn it off (not Standby).

. And don’t forget that big TV!

  • Seal doors and windows

If you can, install double glazing to help maintain a constant temperature in your home, year round.

  • Use a blanket or open windows

Try not to rely too heavily on power sources to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Go back to basics.

  • Check your air conditioner

Get a professional to inspect and service your air conditioner. This is one of your major energy using appliances in your home.

Do your part for the environment, while saving potentially hundreds of dollars too. Get in touch if you’re looking for specific cost saving advice for your house.