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Green Changes to Make to Your Apartment
02 Nov 2015

Green Changes to Make to Your Apartment

If you want to make changes to your apartment, you should make those changes green ones. This will allow you to do your bit for the environment and save you some cash.

 

Insulate the Walls

Insulation is one of the greenest of all the changes you can make to your home. A lot of heat can escape from the home if you don’t have the walls properly insulated. Cavity wall insulation is probably the best way to do this. You’ll notice the difference immediately, especially as it’s getting colder now. You’ll notice that the central heating doesn’t need to be kept on all day. The home should heat up more quickly, and the heat won’t escape through the walls. You can get an expert to analyse the walls and decide which insulation approach is best.

Upgrade the Thermostat

Programmable thermostats can save you money on your heating bills. So, you need to upgrade your old one if you think you’re paying too much to heat your home. They’ll pay for themselves within a few months of being installed. You should also consider a prepaid electric system. This allows you to save money on powering your home. No Deposit Electric Companies offer these to consumers, and they don’t do credit checks or charge late fees, so you could save even more cash.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

If your windows are of poor quality, a lot of heat will escape from your home. This means that a lot of the heat you’re using and paying for will be going to waste. This is why installing new windows could be the perfect move. If the old windows are full of cracks and gaps, installing any new, modern windows will improve your energy efficiency. But you can also by windows that have been designed with energy efficiency specifically in mind. These windows will block heat from leaving the home perfectly.

Improve the Water Heater

High-efficiency water heaters are much better to have than an older, less efficient heaters. This is something that would drive down the amount of money you spend on water heating. Heating water can take up about a quarter of the money you spend on energy in the home. So, you could actually save a lot of money by improving the efficiency of your water heater. It’s a big change to make, but it should end up paying for itself in the long-term, so why not go for it now that we’re approaching winter?

Generate Some of Your Own Energy

It’s now very easy to create at least some of the energy that you need to power your home. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can install a small wind turbine on the outside of the home. This will break your reliance on the big energy companies. If you want to get the most out of the turbine, you should think about using a battery. This will allow you to store some of the energy that you produce. The more energy you can create for yourself, the less you will have to use from an energy company.

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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