The challenges that global climate change poses to humanity and the planet should not be underestimated. The cost of our planetary energy generation alone could be devastating to the prosperity of future generations. Even if you don’t see climate change as a problem, we are now all concerned about rising energy costs.
Why go green at home?
It’s a fantastic way to make your home more energy efficient and potentially create some of your own energy to save the planet and your money. There are many inexpensive steps any homeowner can take to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills at the same time, and many will pay for themselves very quickly if hundreds of pounds are saved in their first few years.
Heat pumps and heat recovery systems
Heat pumps are a new technology that has become very popular recently. Coupled with a heat recovery system and insulation, heat pumps can help save the average homeowner hundreds of pounds a year.
Heat recovery systems can prevent up to 90% of a house’s heat loss and redistribute it around the house. Systems like that Nuaire MVHR at BPC Ventilation can pay for itself very quickly by reducing the heating costs of a house by substantial amounts almost immediately. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery uses a system of ducts throughout the house to regulate the air temperature in the house. This can be a very energy efficient way to heat your home, and the heat recovery system recovers heat from stale air to use it back into the fresh air brought into the home.
Systems like this can keep a home heated all day but still use very little energy to keep the heat in your home. These systems are best installed in a home that has previously existed well insulated and tensile strength. With the right combination of insulation and energy-efficient windows, every house can cut its heating costs by more than half and is at the same time more comfortable than ever.
Windows and Walls – Insulate your home and save thousands
Good insulation in your home is important if you want to use less energy to heat your home. Modern, double-glazed windows also significantly reduce your energy costs, as single-glazed windows with wooden frames can lose several hundred pounds of heat.
Cavity walls need to be insulated if you want to reduce your heating bills and carbon footprint. Thick Loft or roof insulation is also a mustand is now often made from recycled glass or plastic, which doubles its environmental friendliness.
Environmental concerns are often at the forefront of people’s thinking, but they are not aware of all of the things they can do to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part to preserve the planet. There is also a lot of money to be saved by generating your own energy or reducing your energy consumption. Hopefully, this quick start guide has given you some ideas that can save you money and energy at home.