Homebuilding & Renovating

How to save money on your lighting

Having an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is mandatory when it comes to selling your home, but a careful read reveals some important cost-saving measures that all homeowners can benefit from. Indeed, the EPC calculations show that the two cheapest, most effective improvements you can make to your home are draught-proofing and replacing traditional light bulbs with light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

Low energy lighting options have been around for some time but there is still confusion over their use. This confusion seems to be based on three things: , low energy bulbs are expensive; , they are deemed to be variously brighter, dimmer and/or harsher than traditional filament bulbs; and , with fluorescent, compact

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