Guide to Home Energy Efficiency

More and more people have growing concerns about the environment and they are interested to learn how to protect it. Making your home energy efficient is one way to help the environment. Since most of these tips will save you money in the long run anyway, making your home energy efficient is the smart thing to do.

Efficiency of Appliances and Lighting

Gazebo Mosquito Netting

Mosquito NettingIf you’re fed up of being bothered by mosquitoes, or indeed any other small flying insects, whilst sitting in your gazebo, then you should consider fitting gazebo mosquito netting.

The key architectural feature of a gazebo is that it has open sides, classically it will be an octagonal structure with a roof above it, supported by either brick, stone, wooden or possibly even metal uprights. As such a gazebo is an ideal structure to sit under in hot sunny weather enjoying the views of your garden either on your own or in the company of others.

Why Add Netting?

Fixing Termite Damage

Termites feed primarily on dead wood and wood by-products. Once termites have started eating on your house they will continue to consume it as fast as they can. Although it can take months or even years before the damage from termites is visible, a healthy termite colony can consume a foot of two-by-four in just a few months.

Since they tunnel into the wood this damage is usually spread out. They will eat anything made from wood including furniture, books and new wood. The most important thing when you discover that you have termites is to take the proper steps for fixing termite damage and preventing any future infestation.

Symptoms of Termite Infestation

Insulated Drapery

Insulated drapes are multi-functional. They help insulate the windows in your home from heat loss in the winter and they keep heat out in the summer. They are an easy way to reduce heating and cooling costs by making your home more energy efficient. The windows in your home are the number one source of heat loss.

Insulated drapery should by no means be used in place of double glazed windows. They can be used to enhance the energy saving qualities of double glazed glass. They can also serve as blackout drapes because they block out light completely.

Home Wind Power

Generating your own electricity with a home wind power unit is an ideal way to start becoming less reliant on carbon based energy and to get going with ‘green’ energy. Home wind power units can be installed in just about any location and even in the most gentle of breezes modern units will produce electricity for you to use.

Windpower Cost Effectiveness