Saving Money In The Home

When it comes to home bills you have to be careful, especially since our economy is in a recession so things are especially tight. But when it comes to consumption in the home you also have to consider being economical. Many companies are now coming up with technology that you can install that will save you money. Though it may cost to install them you will see a return in no time when it comes to the money you save on your bills. But what technology is available at the moment? Here’s a few you might consider:

Solar Panels

A solar panel is a device that absorbs the sun’s rays and converts them into electricity or heating that you can use in the home. Though it is better to install panels on a south facing side everyone can make use of them in their home.solar-panel-home

Current Transformer

A current transformers refers to a device that alternates the electricity current. With a current transformer you can rest assured that there is no electricity being wasted. This is therefore both more economical and will save you money as you are not paying for any extra than used.SF6_current_transformer_TGFM-110_Russia

Fireplace

It sounds odd since most modern homes now have central heating however a fireplace is a great way to heat the home without even having to consider bills though you will have to consider the costs of firewood however that is much lower than if you consider the price of gas now.Fireplace_Burning-1

Electricity Monitoring System

One problem with the consumption of electricity in the home is that we often don’t realise how much we were using and so tend to over consume. Therefore with that in mind by installing electricity monitoring system in the home people may be a little more conscious.Electric Plug

Five Reasons a Conservatory Would be Great For Your Family

A conservatory can be a great addition to your home, adding an elegant old-world feel even to modern construction. These glassed in rooms have been appearing in homes since the 16th century, when those with wealth and prestige set out to cultivate the citrus fruit brought to them by distant travelers. These rooms have seen use as attached greenhouses, or as sunrooms that bring the light of the outdoors in even during the colder months. There are numerous ways your family can benefit from having a conservatory in your home.

1) Great For Your Family’s Health!
There are a number of health problems related to not getting enough natural light, one of the most prevalent being seasonal depression. By having a cozy indoor place that is regularly flooded with natural light, you and your family can benefit from an abundance of all natural sun, without having to brave the elements!

conservatory2) Great For Your Pets!
Pet lovers know that some of our animal friends just aren’t suited to going outdoors in certain weather conditions, but this doesn’t prevent them from trying to be furry little escape artists! A well-lit conservatory can be a great indoor area for your animals to get a little outdoor exposure. If you have cats, you could even plant their favorite catnip and cat-grass to aid digestion in a flowerpot there too, all grown in the natural light of the sun!

3) Great For The Elderly!
Staying active is important for aging family members, who often have health issues that can make mobility a bit of a challenge. Not to mention the risk cold winds could pose to an elderly family member; something as simple as a persisting cold could be tiresome or even dangerous. This naturally lit sunroom of your home will provide them with the opportunity to do a little indoor gardening or a bit of tai chi, and make reading easier with the full, natural light of the sun!

conservatories4) Great For Your Children!
There are so many reasons why outdoor time in the sun is important for growing, developing children, the most important of which would be the need for Vitamin D in their little bodies, which allows the body to absorb the calcium their bones need so much. Having a conservatory allows your children to bask in the sun’s rays during the cooler months without running the risk of catching a sniffle.

5) Great For Fresher, Better Tasting Meals!
Conservatories provide a rare opportunity to bring fresh herbs into your home all year round. By using a portion of this internal space as a greenhouse, you can feed your family deliciously savoury meals, even in the middle of winter. There is no doubt that produce grown at home tastes better than what you could ever get at the grocer’s!

These are just a few of the ways your family can benefit from having a new conservatory added on to your home. These spaces are beautiful, add value to your home, and can turn simple family gatherings into a truly special event.