Conserve Home Energy

 

When it comes to Energy Savings for your home, a simple measure can have a large impact.

Simple Changes:

  • Install a timer thermostat.
  • Insulate water heater and pipes.
  • Place door stoppers and install heavy curtains.
  • Install weather stripping around windows and door frames.
  • Instal additional installation in the attic and fill skirting board gaps.

More Expensive Solutions:

  • Add insulation to walls and floors.
  • Fit solar panels on the roof and south facing walls.
  • Install home heat-recovery ventilation system to replace kitchen and bathroom fans.
  • Replace old furnaces or electric heating systems with modern high efficiency condensing gas heaters.

Learning about energy levels helps us make more conscious decisions regarding finishes and furniture.  The following are from highest to lowest, within each category, energy levels measured in GJ (gigajoules).

  • Very High Energy (250-100 GJ) Aluminum, Plastics, Cooper, Stainless Steel
  • High Energy (60-8) Steel, Lead, Zinc, Glass, Plasterboard
  • Medium Energy (3-0.1)Lime, Clay bricks and tiles, Gypsum Plaster, Concrete, Sand Lime Bricks, Wood
  • Low Energy (<0.5) Sand, Ash, Soil