If you are about to renovate or extend your home you can make this major investment more energy efficient and comfortable. Incorporate simple design features into your renovation or your new home, your home will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer saving on energy bills.
Look at the following components:
Window size and placement
Draught proofing and weather sealing
Hot Water System
Ensure living areas face north to take advantage of the winter sun and natural light.
Clever renovation design can compensate for a badly oriented building so seek expert advice.
Contact the Energy Smart Information Centre for a list of builders and designers who specialise in energy efficient housing.
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