It’s easy to get worried about how your home energy usage is impacting on your finance, lifestyle, health, safety and the environment. You might have tried to do something about it one way or the other but it seems like your effort is not good enough or nothing appears to change. The truth is that you are not alone, there are millions of people struggling to get it right including myself when it comes to home energy efficiency in practical terms. There are lots of advice and some might require investment, change of lifestyle, change of supplier, time, technology, skills, etc. The key is to know the best ways that works for you and keep improving on it to make it work on a regular and sustainable manner.
Three simple ways of home energy efficiency that always works.
- Reduce your usage: By reducing your heating, cooking, lighting requirement through home insulation, better thermostatic controls, technology where applicable, eco and energy efficient products. Your energy usage consist mostly of heating and lighting so focus on reducing your heating and lighting usage with the best practicable and affordable method.
- Switch energy supplier regularly: Though this might not have direct impact on your home energy efficiency but it does give you the best opportunity to save money and encourages efficient use of energy through subconscious reminder of the financial benefit of doing so.
- Seek help and Advice: There are lots of free help and advice available online and offline from energy experts, government and private organisations and energy suppliers. The key is to make sure you are getting the best help and advice that suits your need and situation. Always look at various options before choosing the one you think is best for you.