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Does energy efficiency generate savings?

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Does energy efficiency generate savings?

Are you one of those people who suffers from massive electricity and air conditioning bills? Are the monthly expenses of your home leading you to bankruptcy? Did you know that, by increasing the energy efficiency of your home, you can eliminate extra costs needed to control the temperature of your property? Casas do Barlavento has some tips to make your home more energy efficient, which means you will save at the end of each month:


Thermal insulation

The  energy efficiency of your home will be increased if you apply thermal insulation to walls, floors and terraces. This insulation reduces heat leakage and the need for investment in heating and air-conditioning, reducing consumption and, consequently, expenses.


Replacing windows

Together with the insulation, replacing window frames with PVC and placing double glazing also prevents heat loss and increased heating costs.


Low consumption appliances

If you want to spend as little energy as possible, it is best to use energy-efficient appliances with "A" type.


Led lamps

Even if you do not replace all of your light bulbs with these, it will already reflect in your electricity bill, because they use less electricity and last longer.


Installation of solar panels

We could not fail to mention that renewable energies are the ones that allow us to reduce energy consumption by 60%. Although the initial investment for the installation is high, there is the possibility of paying in monthly instalments if you finance this investment with a specialized loan for renewable energy (Casa Eficiente 2020).

 

We hope these tips will help you make your home a more energy efficient and less burdensome place for your family budget.