Our previous article demonstrated how the latest light bulbs can save energy on your monthly electricity bill in this article, things start heating up again.
Hot water is the single most expensive commodity in the home when it comes to energy. On average, 40% of our household energy consumption is for hot water.
Let’s look at different energy-saving technologies to see which will give the best savings.
A cost comparison of the different water heating technologies shows that heat pumps are a medium-term investment Compared with a conventional geyser, buying and installing a heat pump is more expensive. Over the medium term, however, the savings from the lower electricity usage will bring a better return on investment. You will see consumption savings from the first day of installation.
For a personalised energy-saving plan, it’s worth calling in an expert company that specialises in energy audits. After analysing your consumption, they can provide you with a list of energy-saving opportunities.
We hope you have now learned more about how to reduce your home’s energy consumption over the past two weeks. In the next article, we focus on an even more precious resource - water. Go to our next article to learn about harvesting your own rainwater.
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