Home Building - Plan For An Energy-Efficient Future
Building an energy-efficient home isn’t just a way to feel better about your impact on the environment - it’s also an excellent money saver in the long term!
When you’re planning your new home, the question how much can I borrow should be closely followed by how much can I save?
Here are some simple ways of boosting the energy-efficiency of your new home.
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
A bigger home may seem more luxurious, but it will actually take more energy to heat and cool.
For this reason, have a good think about whether you need all that extra space - restricting the size of your home will benefit your power bills in years to come.
Reduce heat loss
Energy-efficient windows can reduce heating and cooling loss by up to 80 per cent - this can make a big difference to electricity consumption.
Elsewhere in the house, good insulation is a must to ensure good conservation of heat.
Make good use of natural resources by installing a rainwater tank, solar lighting for the garden or solar photovoltaic panels on the roof.
To get more detailed information on your situation, talk to a Loan Market mortgage broker today.