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Make Your Home Extension Energy Efficient

Sep 19, 2014

If you don’t plan your home extension right, the Perth climate can cause you to waste a lot of energy. Extremes of heat and and cold can cost you a fortune in heating and cooling expenses. Here are some ways to plan your home extension so that you don’t waste energy.

Fix Your Current Home

An energy efficient home extension does no good if the rest of the home is letting the elements in. Make sure your original build has sufficient insulation and is sealed properly.

Insulate Everything

Insulation is extremely important for keeping extremes of temperature out of your home extension.

Doors and Windows

Your doors and windows must be energy efficient. They must fit perfectly and be made of materials that don’t let in as much heat or cold.

Directional Orientation

Avoid direct sunlight coming into your home during the summer months. This can be done by making sure no large windows are facing north or it can be done with retractable awnings that allow you to let sun in or keep it out according to your needs.

Heating and Cooling

Make sure that your heating and cooling is efficient. All ducts must be insulated and sealed off. The design factor must be perfect.


As the saying goes, “build tight, ventilate right.” Inadequate ventilation invites a host of problems into your home. Keep the air in your home fresh.

Fixtures and Fittings

Make sure your light fixtures and fittings are appropriate. You want to provide maximum light with minimum power usage.

Consider Solar Panels

Solar panels seem expensive to install, but they will save money in the long run.

Call Next Level Extensions

At Next Level Extensions, we have over 70 years of combined building experience. We take care of everything mentioned here as a part of being professionals. We will help you come up with an energy efficient design that is perfect for your home and your situation.

Call 1300 948 094 to learn more.

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