10 ways to make your home more eco-friendly
With news that energy bills are soon set to rise even higher, people are wondering how to combat this and save money on their bills. Whatever your budget, here are some of the ways to do it:
1. Improve insulation – If your home isn’t adequately insulated to keep the heat inside, there is little purpose in installing new, renewable energy sources. Having good insulation is a necessity if you’re thinking about investing in energy-saving products.
2. Invest in double or triple-glazed windows – Over 10% of energy can be lost through windows, double or triple glazing will slow heat transfer and save you money on electricity and gas bills.
3. Install an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) – An ASHP is the most advanced and efficient heating system on the market today. Save money on your energy bill by getting rid of your gas bill and you can claim £7,500 from the Government to help towards the costs of installation.
4. Install solar panels – Solar panels generate all or a significant amount of your electricity meaning your electricity bill will fall considerably. You can also sell any excess energy generated back to the grid via the Smart Export Guarantee.
5. Install Battery Storage – A battery storage system goes hand in hand with a solar system. A battery allows excess energy generated from your Solar Panels to be stored to use later for example at night time when little/no electricity can be generated from the panels.
6. Use eco-friendly products – Lots of cleaning products are packed with chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Other swaps include using reusable beeswax food wraps instead of cling film.
7. Swap blinds out for curtains – Curtains keep in much more heat compared to blinds so should especially be installed in rooms you spend most of your time such as the bedroom and living room.
8. Recycle and Reuse rainwater – We tend to get a fair amount of rain in the UK so why not reuse it? Rainwater can be used for several things such as water for the washing machine, flushing the toilet and watering the garden to name a few.
9. Fix leaky taps – Leaking taps are a fairly common issue which can have a big impact over time. For example, if a tap drips 10 times a minute, that equates to around three litres of water wasted a day!
10. Energy-efficient light bulbs – Energy-efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy while being just as bright as the regular kind and they can last 10 times longer.
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