Energy efficiency in your home, what you need to know
Achieve energy efficiency at home and save every month on your electricity bill.
Currently the consumption of energy through electronic devices has skyrocketed to levels that are unsustainable. Furthermore to adding the use of electronic devices for everyday use in the household, such as the refrigerator, microwave or television.
What is energy efficiency?
It is simple that during the day we are not aware of the large amount of energy that we waste and the damages that this means for our pocket at the end of the month and for our planet, which is on the verge of saturation.
As a definition, energy efficiency is the efficient use of energy. When an electronic device consumes an amount lower than the average to perform an activity.
It also seeks to protect the environment by consuming no more than necessary. We thus avoid the sending of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The benefits of energy efficiency.
As we have already mentioned, having a non-energy efficient home is one of the main sources of expenses for families that must face the electricity bill at the end of the month. And even more during the winter and summer because of the air conditioners and fans.
Following energy efficiency standards in the home will mean:
- Save on your electricity bill each month.
- Help the environment.
- Increase the price of the house, as long as you have the Energy Label.
The energy label is a document that details the qualification obtained by the property. This sticker follows a scale of letters that goes from A, being the best score, to G, being the worst of all.
This certificate can be done by an authorized technician with the necessary qualification. There are several companies that do it and therefore you can choose the one you prefer.
How to improve the energy efficiency of my home
Now that you know what energy efficiency and its benefits are, we will tell you what you can do to improve it in your home.
Not all the windows of properties are insulating. Because of them, a large amount of temperature is lost, which means that we consume the air conditioners for longer and with higher temperatures. Change them for ones that isolate more and in the medium term you will have saved a lot of money.
Energy efficient appliances
It is true that these appliances are more expensive than others. But it is an investment that will become profitable in a short time.
The light bulbs
Exchange your old halogen and fluorescent lights to LED bulbs, which in addition to helping you save on the electricity bill, usually have 50,000 hours of use.
Keep the temperature of your home at the right point. Neither above nor below 21ºC in winter and 27ºC in summer.
How to calculate Energy efficiency
Obviously there is a mathematical formula to know that information. But we, we are going to recommend a tool developed by Leroy Merlin that will make it much easier to calculate the efficiency of your home through a simple test.
If not, you can also call a specialized technician to calculate it.
Count on Starck-Estates to sell your property. We are a team of professionals specialized in buying and selling real estate in Costa Blanca.
We will advise you to perfection so that you can get the most benefit from your property. We can also help you to improve your energy certificate, since we know how important it is to have a good level, to sell at the best price.
We are pleased to help you!