Most people on the lookout for homes for sale in Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne and most other parts of Australia are always on the lookout for features that can save them money in the long run. Of course, the lighting in these houses for sale is definitely a key requirement. Did you know that lighting makes up about 12% of your energy bills? With a bit of consideration, you can easily cut down these costs and make your home an attractive option when and if you decide to put your home on the market.
Give priority to natural light
Natural light is not only free but also a must for the well-being of the residents of a home. Large windows that are ideally oriented can let in a great deal of natural light that can greatly reduce the need for electric lights during the day time.
Be smart with lighting design
Take the time and effort to understand different types of light and to place them appropriately in your home. Bad lighting placement and the wrong type of light in the wrong place can end up costing extra for energy by having to switch on more lights. It is highly recommended that you seek out a professional to do a proper lighting plan for your home.
Select efficient lights
LED (Light Emitting Diode), CFL (Compact Florescent Lamps) and flouoro strips are three types of energy efficient lighting for homes. In some Australian states, there are some free lighting change programs in operation. If you are changing the lighting in your home, be sure to consult with your local government. The Energy Rating website is a great resource that will provide valuable information on wattage information for lights. LED is considered the best choice as they last longer and don’t have a problem with disposal. Look for high quality lights for long term savings. Consider warm white bulbs (between 2500 – 3000 degrees Kelvin) for a more pleasing result.
Energy efficient lighting is the right move to saving energy and money over the long haul. If you do plan on selling your home later on, you can definitely add great value to your home with a decent lighting plan and ample natural light. If you wish to learn more about the ways in which you can increase the value of your home, visit the Capital Wealth Property blog for more informative articles.