Posted on 13 07 2023
Winter Energy Conservation: Proven Methods for Lower Bills
With winter firmly upon us, homeowners often find themselves dreading the inevitable spike in energy bills. But fear not! At GreenSide Energy Solutions, we understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable and cozy without breaking the bank. In this month's blog, we'll share some valuable tips on how to keep your energy bills low during the colder months. Plus, we'll introduce you to the array of grants and subsidies available, helping you make energy-efficient upgrades and save even more. Let's dive in!
Seal Up Your Home: A well-insulated home is the foundation for reducing energy consumption and lowering bills. Start by sealing any gaps or cracks in your windows, doors, and walls. Weatherstripping, caulk, and insulation are your best friends in this process. Not only will this prevent drafts, but it will also keep warm air inside, reducing the need for excessive heating.
Upgrade Your Insulation: Is your home properly insulated? Inadequate insulation allows heat to escape, forcing your heating system to work harder. By upgrading your insulation, you can significantly reduce heat loss and enhance energy efficiency. GreenSide offers affordable and energy-efficient insulation installations, ensuring maximum comfort while minimising energy consumption.
Optimise Your Heating System: Your heating system plays a vital role in keeping your home warm during winter. However, an inefficient system can drain your wallet. Schedule regular maintenance to ensure it's running at peak performance. Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat, which allows you to adjust the temperature according to your schedule, saving energy when you're away.
Embrace Natural Heat: Take advantage of the sun's warmth during the day by opening curtains or blinds on south-facing windows. This simple act can provide a natural heat boost to your home, reducing the need for additional heating. At night, close curtains and blinds to trap the warmth inside.
Energy-Efficient Lighting: Switching to energy-efficient lighting options, such as LED bulbs, can have a significant impact on your energy bills. LED bulbs consume less electricity and last longer, making them a cost-effective choice for lighting up your home. Remember to turn off lights when you leave a room to further reduce energy waste.
Unplug Unused Electronics: Many appliances and electronics continue to draw power even when they're turned off. This is known as "phantom power" or "vampire power." Unplug devices such as chargers, TVs, and gaming consoles when not in use or use power strips to easily turn off multiple devices at once. This simple habit can result in substantial energy savings.
Explore Energy Grants and Subsidies: At GreenSide Energy Solutions, we understand that making energy-efficient upgrades can be financially challenging. That's why we offer access to significant government and third-party grants and subsidies. These programs are designed to help homeowners like you offset the cost of energy-efficient installations, including insulation, heating systems, and
ventilation solutions. Check out the grants and subsidies available at
greenside.co.nz/grants-subsidies to discover the financial support you can access.
Winter doesn't have to mean skyrocketing energy bills. By implementing these energy-saving tips from the GreenSide Energy Solutions team, you can create a warm and efficient home while keeping costs under control. Remember to seal up your home, upgrade your insulation, optimise your heating system, and embrace natural heat. Small changes like using energy-efficient lighting and unplugging unused electronics can also make a big difference. And don't forget to explore the grants and subsidies available to make energy-efficient upgrades more affordable. Stay warm and enjoy the cozy winter season without worrying about your energy bills!
At GreenSide, we're committed to helping you.