Keeping your home cool doesn't have to harm the Earth. Australian residents use 38 per cent of their energy consumption on heating and cooling their homes, according to Origin Energy, but there are ways to cut down. With summer around the corner, it's time to consider techniques to conserve energy without losing your cool.
Owners of Hawthorne real estate can protect the environment and cushion their wallets at the same time by using fans instead of air conditioners. Fans are cheaper to run and use less energy than air-con units, and can be distributed around the house to cool the hottest areas.
Closing curtains and blinds during the heat of the day can help to keep a house from warming up, and will have the added benefit of keeping harsh sun rays from fading delicate fabrics on your furnishings.
Turning off your appliances is an obvious way to save energy, as well as eliminating excess heat generation. Unused computers, televisions and heated towel rails can be switched off to stop things from getting too hot.
Remember that you don't have to spend lots of money to cool your home when summer hits. All it takes is a few simple steps that will not only reduce your power bill, but also give the planet a helping hand.