Energy costs are a significant expense for many Kenyan households. However, there are a number of things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your energy bills.
- Using Energy-Efficient appliances and gadgets:
When shopping for new appliances, look for the Energy Star Label. This label indicates that the appliance meets strict energy efficiency standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Energy-efficient appliances can save you hundreds of shillings on your energy bills over the lifetime of the appliance.
- Switch to LED light bulbs:
- Unplug electronics when you’re not using them:
Even when they’re turned off, many electronics continue to use power. Unplugging them when you’re not using them can save you a significant amount of energy overtime.
- Turn down the thermostat:
Every degree you lower the thermostat can save you up to 2% on your heating bill.
- Seal air leaks:
Air leaks around doors, windows, and other openings can let in cold air in the cold season and hot air in the hot season. Sealing these leaks can help you save some money on your heating and cooling bills.
- Insulate your home:
Proper insulation can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This can save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
Generally, Kenya as a country can too be involved in the sustainable energy-efficient practices.
- Using Solar Power:
Kenya has abundant sunshine, making it a great place to use solar power. Solar panels can be used to generate electricity for your home, which can help you reduce your reliance on Kenya Power and save money on your energy bills.
- Harvest Rainwater:
Rainwater harvesting can be used to collect rainwater for irrigation, washing clothes, and other non-potable uses. This can help you reduce your reliance on municipal water and save money on your water bills.
- Plant Trees:
Trees can help shade your home from the sun and reduce your cooling needs. They can also help filter the air and improve your indoor air quality.
The Kenya Homes Expo is a great place to learn more about energy-efficient appliances, gadgets, and other products and services that can help you make your home more energy-efficient and save money. At the expo, you can talk to representatives from different manufacturers and see the latest energy-efficient products on the market. You can also get tips on how to choose the right energy-efficient appliances for your home and how to use them efficiently.
By following these tips, you can make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your energy bills. You’ll also be doing your part to protect the environment. Join us for the 34th Edition of the Kenya Homes Expo under the theme Limitless Creativity this OCTOBER 19TH-22ND 2023 | KICC and explore matters sustainability here. Grab your advance ticket of Ksh. 200 to visit on www.kenyahomesexpo.com