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3D energy efficient house

Posted by Gabby Mallett on 15 September 2015 at 10:50 am

I just found a very attractive interactive web page with simple energy efficiency ideas for inside and outside the home. It’s interesting to see the little differences in language with this Irish site. For instance calling the airing cupboard a hot press and the loft an attic.

I also found the idea of putting a bowl of water on the radiator at night to increase humidity in the bedroom a little baffling.  On further inspection their advice to reduce energy at night includes turning down the thermostat rather than turning off the heating, so perhaps with central heating on 24hours a day the air become a bit dry?

Finally there is clearly a bit of a fixation with ceiling lights being inefficient.  Advice is to switch off as soon as you enter the bedroom and to use lamps where possible. Surely a quality LED fitting in a ceiling light would be a better alternative.  Lamps do often have lower wattage bulbs, but they often have decorative shades which obscure the light and therefore more than one lamp is used.

Oh, and one more thing, the site suggest using A rated appliances. It is possible to get A+++ these days, so don’t stop with A rated, go as far as you can afford.

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