With global warming and rising energy costs, it is now more important than ever to be building energy-efficient, environmentally friendly homes.
However, it has become apparent to our team of Adelaide building experts that many people don’t know how to make their home energy efficient and don’t really know which are the best materials to use.
To help you in your journey to a properly eco-friendly home, here is a list of materials and products our Adelaide custom home builders recommend to help turn your home into a beacon of green efficiency.
Installing solar panels is a great way to reduce your electricity bills, all while improving your home’s value and energy efficiency. Solar panels range in size and price, so they can be fit into any budget or lifestyle.
The aerated nature of the material gives Hebel panelling excellent insulating properties. The more insulated your home is, the more energy-efficient it is - as you reduce your heating and cooling wastage.
Hebel panels are also wonderful for noise reduction and have excellent fire resistant qualities - perfect for our Australian climate.
Double Glazed Windows
Much like Hebel panelling, having double glazed windows serve to insulate your home while reducing noise. At Serenity Homes, we regularly use double glazing in our custom built and designed homes to make a more comfortable surrounding.
Greywater Recycling Systems
It’s no secret that South Australia is a dry place, so it is important to be water conscious. Greywater recycling can be used for many things, such as washing clothes or watering the garden, and while being environmentally friendly, can also lower your water bill.
Rainwater tanks are a great way to make use of the rainy months to lower your utility bill. More than this, there is a huge range of water tanks available, giving you the ability to find a product that is both stylish and fitting to your personal needs and wishes.