Making your home eco friendly is a win-win, as it will offer you comfort living, financial savings and above all save the planet from the effect of climate change. The following tips will provide you with a greener home, heavier wallet and a safer planet;
- Insulation – The most eco effective thing to do is to insulate your home. Insulation of your home is to to prevent heat loss, therefore reducing the amount of heating required. 35% of heat is lost through the walls, 25% through the roof, 15% through the floor, 15% through draughts and 10% through the windows. Wall insulation can save up to £135 pa on energy bills and loft insulation could save up to £175.
- Boilers – An energy efficient boiler will make a significant savings; the Energy Saving Trust estimates this to be up to £200 pa for the equivalent of 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
- Eco lighting – Energy saving light bulbs can last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs. On average they cost less and can save you up to £40 pa.
- Secondary glazing – A secondary glazing system installed on your window is a great way to keep energy from escaping your home. A whole house fitted with secondary glazing could save you 40% of your energy bill in a year
Other tips worth considering is installation of Biomass for heating, underfloor heating, solar energy for electricity and heating and renewable energy for electricity and heating.
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