Home Energy Assessment

In an effort to help you reduce home energy consumtion we have put together a Basic little check list. These are only part of a bigger assement done by GHGP. Give us a call today. Call 1300 962 218.

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Your shower – Do you have a water efficient
showerhead? They’re available from Green Home
Green Planet. Save your hot water and energy for
when you really need it. Don’t waste water.
  Water efficient showerheads use half the amount of
water than conventional shower heads while still
keeping adequate water pressure.
       
How often you use hot water – Consider using cold
water for tasks like washing dishes and laundry
  Hot water consumes energy, therefore the more
household tasks you can complete without hot water
can translate to energy savings.
       
Your hot water pipes – Are your hot water pipes
insulated? Check with your plumber for advice.
  Insulating your pipes can reduce heat loss in the
time it takes to reach the source, such as your
shower, sink or washing machine.
       
Your freezer – Look at how thick the ice build up is
on your freezer walls. If you think the ice is thicker
than half a centimetre – consider defrosting it.
  A build up in ice restricts the level of cooling that
occurs, meaning your freezer has to work harder
to keep everything frozen, thereby consuming
more energy.
       
Your microwave – Is your microwave switched off?
If not turn your microwave (or any other small
appliances) off at the power point when not in use.
  It’s a good way to save. Look around your kitchen
now to see what’s on, but not being used, and what
can be turned off.
       
Your washing machine – Do you normally wash in
hot water? If so, consider washing your clothes in
cold water to save energy
  Heating water is typically one of the largest sources
of greenhouse gas emissions from the average
home#. Washing clothes in cold water means your
machine is not consuming the extra energy required
to heat the water.
       
Your light globes – Have you considered replacing
the light globes in your home with energy efficient
LED’s?
  A change to LED can save you up to 85% on
lighting costs.
       
Your washing machine – Do you normally wash in
hot water? If so, consider washing your clothes in
cold water to save energy
  Heating water is typically one of the largest sources
of greenhouse gas emissions from the average
home#. Washing clothes in cold water means your
machine is not consuming the extra energy required
to heat the water.
       
What’s left on standby mode – Check whether any
of your home entertainment appliances are left on
standby mode – you can often tell as they’ll have a
light showing they’re turned ‘off’. Most computers,
TVs and DVD players have this standby mode
function. Consider turning off appliances at the
wall instead of leaving them on standby mode.
  Standby mode leaves these types of appliances
consuming energy constantly. Turning appliances
off at the wall will stop this. As an alternative
consider purchasing a standby power control board,
which when connected to groups of appliances –
such as entertainment units – will cut standby power
to all connected appliances when one of the units is
turned off. These can be purchased at most hardware
stores.
       
Do you have a Chimney – Open chimneys contribute
or 15% heating and cooling cost in residential houses
  Installing a Chimney Balloon will help reduces draft
and excessive heating and cooling loses.
       
       
       
       
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