In the residential sector is the energy consumption of buildings and the rising electricity consumption constitute an important challenge for exploiting energy savings potentials. Buildings are responsible for around 40 per cent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
When comparing an average house to an energy efficient house, it’s possible to reduce annual energy bills up to 40 percent. Prudent homeowners should consider developing an energy conservation plan for their home. This is both an environmentally friendly and economically sound action.
In developing an energy conservation plan for your home, use the following approach: identify the problem areas where energy is being lost or inefficiently used; prioritize the problem areas according to how much energy is being lost or inefficiently used; and systematically correct the prioritized problems according to the limits of your household energy improvement budget.
There are a variety of ways to incorporate energy saving measures into your home. With our comprehensive tips and advice, you can learn about installing renewables technology to generate your own energy and effective methods to help you insulate all areas of your home, helping to lower your heating bills. In this section you can also learn more about using water more efficiently and how reducing consumption can help you make significant savings on your energy bills. And our heating and hot water section offers advice on using a cost effective heating system - a great way to save and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
There are several ways to estimate how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use:
There are several advantages saving energy in the home. Such as,