“I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses.” Daryl Hall
Are you a professional builder, or perhaps an individual who is passionate about owning and renovating old houses and apartment buildings? If so, are you aware of the fact that you can install energy-saving electrical components in your home or apartment to manage the amount of energy you use to heat or cool the property?
Real estate applications and energy-saving devices
Before we take a look at how you can install and utilise energy-saving devices to reduce your carbon footprint on our beleaguered planet, let’s have a look at what the definitions of both of the above terms are:
Real estate applications
According to Investopedia, real estate is “property comprised of land and the buildings on it as well as the natural resources of the land including uncultivated flora and fauna, farmed crops and livestock, water and minerals… real estate can be grouped into three broad categories based on its use: residential, commercial and industrial.”
Furthermore, an application can be seen as the action of putting something such as a timer switch into operation. Therefore, a real estate application is something that is used within a house or apartment building to improve the living experience for the resident.
Energy-saving electrical products
Wikipedia states that energy saving or energy efficiency is the “goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.” Finally, in our case, energy-saving electrical components or products are devices such as time switches, power metres , and temperature controllers to assist the home-owner to manage and control the amount of heat or artificial cooling his house needs in order to remain an ambient temperature.
A practical example
It is fairly common knowledge that older homes were not constructed in an energy-efficient manner. Modern homes are built with an insulating filler between the inner and outer walls of each room. The windows are also fitted with double glazing to prevent warm air from entering and exiting the house. And, roof insulation is placed on top of the ceiling boards.
The primary purpose of constructing your home with insulating materials is to prevent the flow of air in and out of the house; thus, reducing the need to use artificial heating and cooling to keep your home warm or cool. This, in turn, reduces your monthly energy bill, and it reduces the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels, etc to generate the energy to alternately heat and cool your home.
Furthermore, you can install an automatic temperature controller onto your heating and cooling system in order to keep your home at an ambient temperature without having to manually adjust the temperature as the day heats up and cools down. You can also set your temperature controller to change the inside temperature several times in a 24-hour cycle.
In conclusion, we have just touched on one of the many energy-saving electrical products that are beneficial to living in our modern world. I’m sure you will be able to utilise the current energy-saving electrical components for many more real estate applications!