Making your home more energy efficient

5th June 2019

In the times of climate change and needing to become more energy efficient, there is no better time to start than when building your new home. Below are a few tips on how to make your new home more energy efficient.

Invest in insulation

Investing in insulation is a great way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and in time, reduce your energy bills. The thickness of your insulation can be changed in your walls and added to your ceiling, ensuring you can keep cool in our hot Adelaide summers and stay warm in the chilly winter without putting too much pressure on your air-conditioner or heating. Not only can insulation keep the temperature more balanced, it will also help keep the noise levels down for your neighbours!

Invest in solar and a home battery system

Investing in solar and a home battery system can help you save a massive amount of money on electricity bills, as well as make a positive impact on the environment. Whilst solar can be an expensive set-up cost, it will make its money back easily within a few years but will also be very helpful for the environment.

The new Home Battery Scheme is going to be offering $100 million in State Government subsidies to assist in the payment of home battery systems in South Australian homes, allowing solar owners to store excess energy generation from already installed or new solar panels during the day, to provide more power during the night.

You can find out more about the Solar Home Battery Scheme in our blog here.

Choosing an energy efficient hot water system

There are three main types of hot water systems that are generally being used in a normal household –a gas, electric or an instant hot water system. An electric hot water system heated up through electricity generated by solar is going to be the most energy efficient and cost saving method, but second to this would be a gas water system. It is best to do your research on which water system would be best suited to your household and try to avoid an instant hot water system as this will rack up the energy bills quickly.

Consider your windows

Cheap windows can end up being quite costly, by letting in heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Similar to increasing your insultation, if you purchase more efficient windows you will be able to save money on air-conditioning and heating bills, as well as help save on energy consumption which is better for the environment. You can improve window efficiency by adding double glazing or films to your windows and fitting blinds or shutters to keep the outside temperature where it belongs.

Keeping an eye on energy wasting habits

Without even realising, you can rack up your energy bill by simply forgetting to switch a light or powerpoint off, using the clothes dryer on a frequent basis or even boiling a full kettle when you’re only making one cup of coffee. Small changes to your daily habits can help the environment in the long term, as well as help you save some money on your energy bills!

Our team are committed to making the purchasing and building process as easy as possible for you, and we can’t wait for you to move into your dream home in a brand new development. With up to $54K in savings, there is nothing stopping you from building your dream home in the exciting new address of Onkaparinga Views.

There are limited allotments left in our new Noble Release – be quick as these will sell out quickly!

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