A house which is energy efficient is a dream to live in. Having a low electric bill, as well as low heating expenses means that you can dedicate your funds to something you would like to do, and not be a slave to maintaining your own house!
There are quite a few ways that people use to reduce the energy consumption of a house. Naturally, a well isolated house will require less heating, which is a big part of your bills, especially in the colder months. This is done by isolating windows, doors, as well as walls themselves.
Getting an energy efficient heating system is also important. Heat pumps are quite common, but having a stove that runs on wood not only reduces costs and has great energy efficiency, but also gives out genuine, great feeling heat.
Electricity consumption can be reduced by not using electrical devices when not needed, using washers, dryers and refrigerators that require low power.
You can also install a mini- solar plant on your roof!