Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

As energy prices hike we are all becoming more aware of the need to make our daily lives more efficient by being greener.

One way to benefit from lower electrcity costs is to install solar panels on your home but not all of us are fortunate to have the capital to do this.  A smaller step would be to re-assess the current lighting in your home. For example do you have any old GU10 spotlights in your kitchen? These are pretty energy hungry – it would be much more efficient to change to good quality LED GU10.  Another great bulb to use is the mini spiral which greatly reduces energy consumption compared with its GLS counterpart.

See this link for details:

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Do you leave your appliances on stand by overnight? This is another step you can take to reduce energy consumption in your home.

Have you got adequate loft insulation? Are your walls insulated? If not there are grants available to help with this for certain people – ask your energy company about this they may even have schemes to help.

 

 

 

About Rachel

UK based interior designer and blogger Rachel Davies founded Spinriver Design in 2009 working in the UK and Europe with private clients. Previously working for ESPA International spa Designers Rachel loves to create timeless elegant designs whether they are Boho, Farmhouse, Country or Coastal.

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