Energy Efficient Appliances and Techniques

A luxury home in California needs energy efficient devices. This is because of the fact that they are not only cost effective but also environment friendly. Also, such devices can add an aspect of sophistication to your home. There are also some CALGreen codes for residential properties which specify how to be energy efficient. Here are a few tips on how to be cost effective with your electrical appliances.

Choosing the Most Energy Efficient Appliances

Being cost effective does not mean buying the cheapest devices for your home. It means buying the devices which will best save on your energy bills later in time. Nowadays, almost all the electrical appliances available have energy efficient variations. You will get plenty of options from various manufacturers while choosing these devices. Energy star markers on appliances will give you an idea about the energy efficiency they provide.

Washing machines, freezers, microwave ovens and televisions are all available with these energy ratings. When you buy one, make sure that they save a good deal of energy. Incandescent light bulbs can also be replaced with fluorescent ones, which means that you get the same amount of light from a 26 watt fluorescent bulb that you would get from a 100 watt incandescent one.

Techniques for Being Energy Efficient

There are some techniques which you can use in order to make your home even more energy efficient. For example, you can switch on your fan more often in order to save on your air conditioning bills. Window shading can also provide you extra protection from the sun. Cleaning the filters of your air conditioning device will also ensure that it does the cooling more quickly, thus saving on energy.

You should also remember to switch off or unplug all of your electrical devices when not in use. Replacing old appliances also helps, since old appliances generally use more energy than the newer energy star rated ones. You can also make the Malibu builders incorporate wiring in the house which makes use of energy efficient techniques. Furthermore, enjoying the outdoors also gives you an opportunity to shed some calories as well as save on your energy bills

While energy efficient devices could mean higher cost of purchase, buying them also means that you save on your energy bills in the long term. You can also make use of the mentioned techniques in order to further lower your energy bills. A custom built home should also have the custom made energy factors to add to the beauty and efficiency of the house

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in blog |
© 2012 Avalon Construction Corp | Serving Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica & Los Angeles | Site Map