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Make It Shine: Tips On Making Your House Brighter

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Aside from having windows, doors and sidings that have excellent insulation and glazing systems, what else can be done to have your monthly electricity bills reduced? Well, for all you know, temperature is not the only thing to be dealt with when it comes to your energy usage. In its own little way, light also has its contribution to the bills you pay. Now here are some tips that you can apply to your own home!

Windows

It is pretty much known to everyone that there are materials that provide you what you need in terms of heating and cooling systems. However, when it comes to letting light enter your home, window sizes would matter. The wider the openings are, the brighter your house will become. Consider installing the wide windows in areas where your family and visitors mostly stay in. They would be perfect in living rooms and dining areas.

Open Plans

Open floor plans are very convenient to make an area look more spacious. Compared to having big windows, an open plan does not necessarily invite natural light to come in your house from the outside. What it does instead is that it allows light to be shared in one big area. Wall and door divisions are actually impractical as they encourage individual usage of lights. Imagine the second floor of your house with five separate rooms, and five separate electricity uses. Wouldn’t you prefer having only one or two sources?

Entry Doors

Doors can be found in different areas of your home, and you can have them in different designs. For the purpose of allowing light to enter your residence, you can opt on having an entrance door having glass elements in the design. In one way or another, you still want privacy, right? Keep your entrance doors coy, exert the glass element by having a sliding glass doors at the back of your home. It will serve as a fine opening towards the patio.

Skylights

Perhaps the most creative access to let the light enter in your home is through having skylights. Its aesthetic can actually be seen in its placement. Where do you think it suits best? How will it appear as part of the interior? Also, by studying about the East and the West you can adorn your home by knowing where the light hits and knowing where the shadows land at a specific time of the day.

The above are suggested actions you can do to make your house a brighter place to live in. Light in some ways affect your mood. The brighter your dwelling place is, the more positive your outlook in life will be. Not only will you be able to save electricity usage, but you will be saved from the literal darkness as well.

Keeping the Energy Low for the Summer Season

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There’s no denying. The temperature is rising. Don’t get us wrong. We do not intend to make that rhyme! But reality is here. Summer is coming and there are things you need to do to keep your costs at home low so you can spend you’re extra cash for your most-awaited summer getaways! We’re sure a little reminder won’t hurt.

Make it a monthly habit to clean or replace your air conditioning filters. Doing so will allow cool air to circulate easily inside your home. Besides, ceiling or window fans are still recommendable alternatives for ACs. If we compare fans to ACs, fans use less electricity. Making use of a thermostat to pair with AC usage is also helpful. It conditions the temperature to your desired setpoint.

Drapes, curtains and blinds are there for a reason. To give you shade, that is. More to that they also help limit the temperature rising up while you’re away for a trip or away in the office. Keep them down during the day. Make sure you know which windows in your house are reached by the sun rays. Focus on those areas. Believe us. It will do your bills a favor!

As early as now, you can also start examining your old windows, whether they are still functioning effectively and efficiently based on your practical needs. Double check if the window seals are still tight as new, so cool air cannot break away. For temperature issues like this, vinyl windows are mostly recommended for window replacement. Aside from their remarkable longevity, they are easy to clean and maintain too. Plus, they also help save energy cost!

Start planting trees in your yard! Okay. We know it’s impossible to grow a tree in just a few weeks before summer begins, but in the long run, you can benefit from it. Environmentally speaking, you take side with Mother Nature and you get the shade you need in keeping your house cool in summertime. If you already have trees in your yard, do not make the mistake of cutting them because you think they’re blocking a good view. Trimming would be better.

So those are the little tips we thought would help you big in saving energy costs! Enjoy your summer. Start it right.