Want A Greener Home in 2023? Five Things You Should Install

In 2023, having an energy-efficient home, or a green home, isn’t only a good idea, it can increase the value of your property drastically. Also, with more people becoming worried about the environment, having a home that’s greener can offer you peace of mind. Great! 

So, if you want to do your bit for the planet, what should you have installed at your home to help it stay as green as possible?

Solar Panels
I bet you knew solar panels were going to be on this list!

Solar panel installers Brisbane can ensure that when your solar panels are fitted, they’re perfect for the amount of energy that’s needed for your home, and they’ll also make sure that they’re fitted correctly, to ensure that they last as long as possible.

LED Lights
Energy efficiency is a big part of having a greener home, and, when it comes to lighting, you can’t do better for energy efficiency than LED lights. 

These lights last longer than traditional lights, cost less energy to create, and, of course, they reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 85%; that’s a lot of energy! So, if you can, have as many of the lights in your home as you can converted into LED lights.

Double or Triple Glazed Windows
Most people in 2023 have windows that are double or tripleglazed. If you don’t, you’re likely missing out on something!

These windows are not only going to prevent dampness from forming around your windows, but they’ll also prevent heat that’s emitted from your radiators from escaping. Heat escaping from your home is bad in general, as it can mean your home is never at the temperature that you want it to be, and it can also mean your radiators can become overworked, increasing the chances of them breaking down. So, one way to prevent heat from escaping and keep energy costs down is to install double or tripleglazed windows.

As much as 40% of your home’s heat can be lost when you have poor insulation. That’s not only bad for your wallet, but it’s also bad for the planet too, as the lost heat adds to emissions. Yikes!

So, updating your home’s insulation in the attic is one of the best ways to make sure your home is greener, and, if you can, it’s also worth having cavity wall insulation fitted, as this will also help to keep energy costs down, prevent heat from escaping and will keep your home warmer in the winter. Great!

OK, so a composter doesn’t really need to be installed in the same way as the other items on this list, but it can be worth having a compost bin put out in your garden, nonetheless.

This is to prevent food waste; food waste is a huge issue, as when it’s thrown away, it usually ends up in a landfill, which isn’t good for the planet. So, even it’sjust a small bin, having a composter is a great place for you to put fruit and vegetablepeel, and even tea bags.