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As the cost-of-living rises, making energy-efficient choices for your home has become an
essential part of reducing increasing power and gas bills. In this article, we’ll explore some
effective measures you can take to transform your home into an eco-friendly haven.

Implement Solar Panels – Installing solar panels on your roof can be a sustainable investment
that pays off over time as they convert sunlight into usable electricity for your home. Not only
will they reduce your power bill; you will also reduce your carbon footprint and increase the
value of your home.

Look for Energy Efficient Appliances – Is it time to upgrade some old appliances? If so, try to
opt for energy-efficient models. When searching for new appliances, look for the Energy Rating
label – the more stars, the more energy efficient. Remember, appliances can account for
around 25% of home energy use so choosing the most efficient appliances can bring big savings
to your power bill.

Combat Standby Power – Many electronic devices continue to draw power, even when
switched off. This is known as ‘Standby Power’. You might be surprised to learn that standby
power consumption can cost the average household around $100 per year. To combat this,
ensure you’re completely switching off devices at the wall.

Energy Efficient Home Designs –  Did you know that another powerful way in which you can
increase your home’s energy efficiency is the way in which it’s designed? At Woodford Homes,
we’re passionate about optimising your home’s thermal mass, and factoring in ventilation and
natural light strategies to reduce energy consumption. We’re proud to hold our Greensmart
Professional Accreditation.

By implementing the above tips, you can create a more sustainable and cost-effective home for
you and your family. Not only do these changes benefit the environment; they’re also creating
some significant savings on your power bill.