The year 2017, according to the Chinese Zodiac, is the year of the Fire Rooster. The Pantone color of the year is green. Despite green being the year's color, do you know that there are other ways to atone your house to the idea of becoming green? One method is by making your house more energy-efficient. The rest of the article gives you some tips on how to align your house design towards energy efficiency.
- Be wise with your choice – fans over lights!
Making your house cooler is a much more energy-efficient way than making it appear brighter. Achieve this by installing fans in each room rather than putting lights. During summer, you'll see the great benefits.
- Higher tag price is not always quality.
There are many fixtures you may want for your house. Browsing through the internet and looking at glossy home magazines will open your eyes to a lot of pricy and classy home fixtures. But do you know that quality does not mean expensive?
There are quality choices that will not burn you off much of your hard-earned money. For instance, cheaper bathroom and kitchen fixtures may have the same energy-efficient capacities than more expensive ones. The same principle applies to other household appliances.
- Window coverings over more windows
Windows should be strategically placed in areas where the right amount of natural sunlight can enter. By this, you're actually saving a lot of energy. You will not be needing to turn of your fluorescents and lamps at an earlier time.
During the day, when you just want to have a darker setting, you just need the right curtains, drapes, or blinds to cover the window. This will also prove useful during winter months.
- Install rugs and carpets.
The winter months can really give chilling effects to the skin. By these months, you're on to wearing your thickest pieces of clothing. You're also burning more woods in your fireplaces. But do you know that you can have a more efficient way of getting more heat inside your house? The secret lies with the proper choice of rugs and carpets on specific house parts. Aside from getting the house decorated, these home decor help trap warm air to give you a warmer feel.
- Rethink of your ceiling – do you want it lower or higher?
Higher ceiling creates a more spacious look and feel. Lower ceiling gives you an easier way to heat or cool the house and cut your energy costs.
Are you seeking for an existing home which is energy-efficient? Do not be afraid to contact your local real estate broker. Your choice might just be in his or her lists.