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Why enery efficiency is important for a healthy home
There are a number of reasons why we should think about cutting back on energy consumption. It reduces the impact on the environment, reduces carbon emissions and it saves you money. A product's Energy Rating Label gives you information on how much energy a product uses so that you can compare the energy efficiency of similar appliances. Mitre 10 suggest that a healthy home should have appliances with energy ratings of 3 stars and above.
How energy efficiency can make your home healthier
Lighting can have a significant impact on your energy consumption, replacing conventional light bulbs with LED's, they use up to two thirds less power and can save you around $20 per light bulb a year. If going away for more than a week, turn off your hot water cylinder (but remember, it will take a while to reheat) and switch appliances off at the wall.
Installing low-flow showerheads improves your home’s water efficiency. Low-flow showerheads have a flow rate of less than 9litres per minute. You can also reduce shower time - a 15 minute shower costs around $1, a five minute shower around 33c. A family of 4 could be saving around $18 a week just by taking shorter showers. That’s $900 a year.