Did you know that a whopping 75,000 terajoules of energy were used in the services sector in New Zealand in 2013 alone? Whether you are trying to save money at home or in your Palmerston North or Wellington office, making some changes to your energy outgoings is a lot easier than you think.
By making a few simple changes, not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but you could be making a considerable saving on your energy bills every month. Sounds good, right? Here are a few energy saving tips that won’t cost you the earth.
1. Using fluorescent bulbs
By using fluorescent bulbs, you can instantly improve your energy efficiency in the home or office, especially if you replace old light fixtures. Compact fluorescent bulbs, dimmers, and timers can also help you make energy savings, and you should notice a difference in your monthly energy bill costs.
2. Use new appliances
Energy saving appliances can help you to save money on your utility bills and will improve energy efficiency. These can include kettles, microwaves, computers, and washing machines. Another tip is to connect your appliances to a single power strip that can be manually turned off when you are not using the equipment. This will help to prevent power being used when the appliances are not in operation.
3. Insulate your property
By insulating your home or office properly you can greatly improve energy efficiency, especially by reducing gaps or getting rid of hole or openings that allow air to enter your property. A trained professional will be able to seal and insulate doors and windows, and improve ceiling fixtures and plumbing. Although window insulation may sound like an expensive project, by insulating your home you could make savings on your energy bills – providing you with a significant return on your investment.
It’s important to choose a company that will be able to perform this job to the highest standards, so always do your research before hiring a professional. The Wellington region is home to Thermawood Wairarapa who provide double glazed windows of the highest standard. Their windows will insulate your home or office, reduce noise, and improve air quality.
4. Use heating systems more effectively
Lowering the temperature on your thermostat in cold temperatures can improve your energy efficiency, especially if you use a timer to decrease your thermostat use when you are away from the property. Talk to a trained professional, who will be able to provide you with tips on the best way to do this.
5. Double glazing
Double glazing is one of the most effective ways to insulate your property, and will help to reduce noise pollution and improve air quality. Window insulation in your Palmerston North home or office can help to prevent cold air from entering your home or office and will reduce your heating costs every year.
Thermawood Wairarapa offers a free quote and measure on retrofitting windows, so to find out more about retrofit double glazing in Wellington just search online for ‘window insulation Wellington‘ to find the Thermawood Wairarapa website: www.thermawoodwairarapa.co.nz.