Below are some of the things to consider when building or renovating that could not only create a more Eco-friendly home but also save you money.
Having properly executed insulation is key for energy efficiency in any building. Insulation in walls, floors and your roof space can be responsible for 80% of your homes heating and cooling losses. If you have an existing or older home, your insulation would most likely need to be assessed on site with a report and plan to increase your Energy Efficiency Rating. This could save you a lot of money on your energy bills and general year-round comfort. Find out more here.
Solar panels are a great idea for building in the West Australian climate. With so many sunshine hours year round you can capture and produce your own energy and sometimes even cash in on your extra power! Depending on where you live and the type of system you install, you may be eligible for a solar power rebate on the purchase price. This amount varies and is calculated on the size of your system. You can find out more here.
WINDOW TREATMENTS AND PLACEMENT
Make the most of your natural light, increase ventilation and harness the warmth in winter with well-designed windows and sky lights. Executed effectively they will not have a negative impact on over-heating in warmer months. Speak to one of our experienced builders about making the most of natural light in your home.
SEALING YOUR HOME
Sealing your home against air leakage is one of the simplest upgrades you can undertake to increase your comfort while reducing your energy bills and carbon emissions by as much as 25%! Air leakage accounts for 15-25% of winter heat loss in buildings and can contribute to a significant loss of coolness in climates where air conditioners are used.
ENERGY SAVING BULBS
Swapping to energy efficient light bulbs is a great quick and easy way to reduce your power usage both saving you money and creating less of an impact on the environment.
WATER CONSERVING FIXTURES
Fixtures such as taps and shower heads can go along way in reducing your water usage. With a great range of stylish products available we can help you choose the right solution for your home.
ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
Choosing energy efficient appliances are not only more eco-friendly but they could also save you money. You can find an energy rating calculator here.
Incorporating living plants into your home or creating a cohesive flow from inside to out can not only reduce air pollution but also help improve your overall mood and sense of well-being. Plants also add vibrancy and a beautiful aesthetic to any room.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
There are so many ways to create a more sustainable home environment. If you are interested in creating a more Eco-friendly home just let us know. Our team has vast experience and knowledge in building materials and fixtures that can reduce your carbon footprint and help make your home more Eco-friendly.