House Builders Sunshine Coast
Beachside Construction (Qld) house builders in Sunshine Coast, would like to suggest a few tips to reduce your electricity bills:
Over 10 per cent of your consumption is used by light bulbs, so if you change incandescent bulbs for CFLs or LEDs you can save a significant sum of money over a year — and even more over the life of each bulb.
Thomas Edison said: “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.”
Cooling consumes even more electricity than lighting. Beachside Construction (Qld) recommends ceiling fans. And we’ll build you rainwater tanks for your washing machine and dishwasher and most of the water you use.
David Barry said: “Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”
Reduce your use of hot water by repairing leaks, installing low-flow shower-heads, lowering the temperature on your water heater and insulating your hot water pipes.
Bill Bryson said: “Energy is liberated matter, matter is energy waiting to happen.”
Electronic devices probably represent at least 20 per cent of your electricity bill. Unplugging devices that are not in use or have reached full charge helps, and so does using a power strip for your TV, DVD player and sound system. You might think seriously about replacing old TV sets with LED technology.
Ambrose Bierce said: “Electricity is the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by something else.”
Home appliances are necessary, but it may make sense to upgrade those too to more energy efficient technology. Over the lifespan of an appliance, it’s worth the investment. And so are energy efficient windows.
Alfred Hitchcock said: “Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen.”
Apart from these money saving suggestions, a kitchen you can eat in is a considerable benefit — and a dedicated laundry room is a excellent amenity, so that you don’t end up using the spare bedroom to iron and stack laundered clothes in. Accessible garage storage space is essential too, and exterior lighting is an important additional security feature.
Frank Lloyd Wright said: “A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
A well designed back yard improves the whole experience of living an indoor outdoor life. And a well-designed house is a joy. Consult Beachside Construction (Qld) today — we’ll create the building that lets you live the way you want to live…