Future-Proof your home for winter – electrical

Future-Proof your home for winter – electrical
June 3, 2016

When working through the planning process of your new home or renovation, it is important to not only think about your needs today, but the needs you will have in the future. Planning for the future allows you to ensure your home remains liveable into the foreseeable future, it cuts down on constant upgrading costs and will help with the resale value.

With winter knocking on the door, there are some important things to think about to ensure your home is cosy and comfortable in respect to your electrical plan. If your home won’t be completed in time for winter keep reading, there will be plenty more winters for you to benefit from your future proofing today.

Consider installing reliable exhaust systems and instant heat units in your wet areas like the bathroom and laundry. This will help you to suck out all that steam and condensation, which will reduce the chances of mould growing, making for a healthy environment for your family. The instant heats are a great addition to take the edge off those cold winter days, nothing beats stepping out of the shower and not turning into an icicle!

Automation systems allow you to take control of the lights, audio, blinds, heating system and more. Having all of this control in one place is especially handy in winter when all you want to do is stay in bed where it’s nice and cosy. The MyHome system can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet so you can ensure your heating is turned on and ready when you are. You can also set scenarios to automatically close the blinds or curtains, trapping in the afternoon heat, turn on lights and turn on your music so you are all ready to go the moment you walk through the door.

During the winter power bills tend to skyrocket so take control and be proactive about your energy consumption. By setting up your home now with the capabilities to measure and analyse your consumption, you be able to stop any bill blow outs before they happen.

For a more comprehensive look at the electrical solutions discussed here, visit www.rethinkelectrical.co.nz to see room by room guides that will help you plan your dream home.


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