Many households all around Australia are doing everything they can to tackle rising energy prices. Energy prices have increased dramatically, especially in recent years, which has led to families finding new ways to conserve energy, thereby creating much needed savings which are then diverted towards paying rent, school fees, groceries and other things incorporated in a household budget.
Conserving Energy – A Mindset
To save money through conserving energy, a change in mindset needs to take place for it to become a truly effective means of reducing expenditure. If the primary focus of conserving energy is a lower bill at the end of the cycle, then this should be reflected in other aspects of a family budget. For instance, not much will be saved if someone waits to fill up petrol until it becomes cheap, if cold drinks and snacks are purchased at convenience store prices at the same time. For energy savings to work, there should be a certain level of consistency across the budget which accurately reflects this.
Examples of Energy Saving
There are countless ways that households are conserving energy, some more drastic than others but all with the aim of reducing energy consumption and consequently reducing the percentage of household income spent on energy bills.
On the lower end of the scale, homeowners take simple yet effective steps to prevent the loss of heat throughout the colder months by installing things like heavier duty door seals around external doors, and mounting thick curtains to replace lighter weight blinds that aren’t as effective in reducing the amount of air exchange between cold glass and the rest of a room.
Other ways energy is being conserved includes heating and cooling appliances being left off for greater periods of the day, as well as closing doors to unoccupied sections of the house. Homeowners also save on heating by wearing an extra layer, donning a blanket whilst watching tv, or wearing warm slippers around the house instead of turning up the heating.
Longer Term Energy Savings
For households with more flexibility in the budget there has been a rise in the number of homes with solar power, as well as an increase in the installation of quality ceiling and wall insulation. Although these measures cost more initially to implement, the money saved in the long run makes it a logical step on the road to conserving energy.
Range of Bradford Insulation Products
Bradford both manufactures and markets a wide range of products which are used in the construction of new and existing homes. Bradford has a variety of insulation solutions which are vital components of the energy efficiency levels of new offices and dwellings alike. Bradford Insulation batts installed in walls, ceilings and even under the floor can contribute an enormous amount to reducing the amount of energy consumption of a building.
Investing in ways to conserve energy is definitely the way of the future and is something that will benefit not only household budgets but will also play a role in preserving the environment.