Several countries with 4 seasons will need more energy in several seasons. When summer is coming, they will need more energy for air-conditioning, and when winter is coming they will need more energy for water-heater. Below tips for energy efficient house can be a good alternative to reduce your house’s energy consumption.Sample Picture of energy efficient house
There are several factors in energy consumption that need to control, including: air-conditioner, water heater, bulbs, freezers and other electrical appliances. Here are several tips on energy-savings that you can do it by your self by Rose Haywood, a tech writer and freelance marketing consultant :
Most of homes, water heaters are set well above the needed temperature to receive comfortable hot water, the best choice is lowering your water heater to 120 degrees to save 6-10 percent in heating costs without sacrificing comfort.
Halogen bulbs are cheap to buy but expensive to use, Compact fluorescent lights last 10 times longer and use 75 percent less power than incandescent bulbs, LED lights are up to 80 percent more efficient and last 25 times longer.
Damaged weather seals around doors and windows allow conditioned air to escape and outdoor air to enter. Use caulk for any cracks on door and window frames and weather stripping for the movable parts
Having a full freezer and refrigerator means the unit will better be able to retain the cold after every time you open the door to your refrigerator or freezer.