Electricity is the star of everyday discussions as rising costs are driving bills through the roof. It must be said, however, that it is also the engine of a home as it powers appliances and allows lighting during the evening and night hours. To cope with saving money and not having nasty surprises at the end of the month you need to make the most of sunlight with several strategies that can help you, let’s see them together now!
Location of the house
The bulk of the work to take advantage of sunlight is done by the location of the house. In the course of a day, the sun comes in strong first on one side of the house and then, as it sets, on another side. It would be preferable, therefore, to have spaces such as the living room and kitchen exposed to the sun that is received during the morning and early afternoon.
Bedrooms, on the other hand, should be exposed to the sunlight that is received in the afternoon before sunset. Of course, these are not solutions that you can change since the setting of a house is unavoidable, but you can make this consideration if you have to renovate or buy a new apartment.
Making the best use of space
Since, as mentioned before, we cannot change the layout of the house to our liking, it is good to make the most of the spaces. If you work at home or study and need a desk or any other work surface, it is good to build it and set it up in the rooms heated by the sun during the day. In this way you can avoid using artificial light and enjoy the sun’s rays, which, in colder seasons, will warm you up. Such a remedy is not only to be used for work or study, but also for performing any other task at home.
When you have an outdoor space,
In case you have an outdoor space such as a garden, terrace and so on there are some tips that you should definitely consider! The first factor is outdoor lights or streetlights, keeping them on during the night incurs high costs on your utility bill at the end of the month, so it is preferable to turn them off. However, they are often kept on for safety reasons, at which point you can use bulbs with automatic lights or those that run on sunlight, so they can charge during the day and illuminate artificially in the night. Also, don’t forget to clean the bulbs thoroughly from all the dust they receive outside, not to mention exposure to the weather and insects. If cleaned thoroughly, everything will look brighter!
Optimize artificial light
Optimizing artificial light is a piece of advice we see everywhere, but unfortunately it is rarely considered! Artificial light puts a significant burden on your utility bill, so why don’t you turn off the lights when you leave a room? Well, simply because there is a particular inattention to this factor, but if you start using artificial light consciously, then the savings will begin! You can employ lights with automatic sensors or ones that turn off after a set amount of time. I also recommend that you install energy-saving ones, the most cost-effective being LED bulbs.