Believe it or not, it’s possible to save money on home improvements. When we think of remodelling or renovating, we usually just picture the costs of the construction. Most renovations are done to refresh the home and add some luxury to the property. That isn’t the only way you can improve your home, though. With these improvements, you’ll be saving much more money on bills while still living in a comfy and elegant home. Here’s what you can do to make your house more sustainable and save money, but also the planet.

1. Fix your insulation

Every true Aussie home needs high-quality insulation. This is especially true for those who have children and/or are sensitive to the weather. There’s no need to spend thousands on heating when your home can maintain the same temperature for a longer period of time. You won’t have to keep the AC constantly running, thus significantly cutting down on your waste and bills. There simply won’t be a way for the outside weather to creep into your home.

You should also consider adding blinds or shutters to your windows. This goes double for those beautiful Aussie homes with a lot of big windows. Your house could have the best insulation money can buy, but that’s all worth nothing if your windows let through all the hot or cold air. Shutters or blinds will help prevent the hot or cold air from getting in and getting out. In other words, it’s a necessary part of your insulation process that will ensure you’re saving as much as you possibly can.

2. Switch to a tankless water heater

Conventional water heaters work by heating up a whole tank of water. More than that, they let the water cool down then heat it up again, thus unnecessarily wasting more electricity. On top of that, you have only a limited amount of hot water, making this an issue for households with more people sharing the same bathroom.

With a tankless water heater, water is heated instantly only when you need it. This lowers the amount of wasted electricity significantly, making it ideal for any Australian house. The bills in Australia are already so high, there’s no need to pay more for hot water than you need. The best part is that you can never run out of hot water, thus ending the argument of who wasted all the hot water forever.

3. Switch to LED lights

LED lights are the lights of the future. They’re much better for the environment because they waste less electricity, but they’re also much better for your wallet and health. As the lights don’t waste as much electricity, you don’t have to pay as much anymore. As far as your health is concerned, LED lights are better for you than traditional yellow lights which just irritate the eye and give you a headache.

Hiring the best electrical services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or any other Aussie city is the smartest move you can make. This ensures all the electrical work is properly done and that your house actually thrives from LED technology. As well as that, you don’t have to bother with the replacements yourself, leaving you time to do something more productive. Trusting a professional is always better than putting yourself through an afternoon of stress, regardless of what kind of job we’re talking about.

4. Upgrade your heating

If you introduce an automatic heating system to the house, you’ll basically live like a king. This will ensure that you’re not spending too much money by keeping your heating system always on. As well as that, you won’t have to sit in the cold or hot environment just because you’re trying to save money. The programmable thermostat lets you schedule when the house will be heated or cooled and for how long.

So, if you don’t want to come home to a too cold or too hot of an environment, you can schedule the thermostat to turn on just before you start your journey home from work. You’ll never have to leave the system on for the whole day and waste precious energy just to avoid coming home to an uncomfortable environment. You also won’t have to keep the heating or cooling on for the whole night just to avoid waking up in an environment that doesn’t suit your needs. Simply schedule the thermostat close to when you’re supposed to wake up.


As you can see, these home improvements aren’t that difficult to add to the house. They’ll make your life much easier, more comfortable, and save you more money than you could’ve imagined. The more time passes, the more you’ll reap the benefits. We’re confident you’ll love all of these improvements and that they’ll give your home the perfect balance of luxury and sustainability.

Author's Bio: 

Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year-long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.